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Editorial

Brighten your Complexion

  • PublishedApril 12, 2012

Apply cleanser on dry or wet skin, according to instructions on the label of the cleanser, and gently massage into your face and neck using circular motions from the centre of your face outwards. Rinse a clean muslin cloth or face towel in the water and wring out then wipe any excess cleanser off in sections, cleaning the cloth as you go. Rinse your skin in cool running water from the tap or poured from a jug until all cleanser is gone.

Pat dry with a soft towel, do not rub or pull you skin. If the cleanser does not require the use of water, remove excess with a dry or wet cotton pad and repeat until it no longer shows any dirt. Ideally you should cleanse your skin every six hours or so to prevent the oxidation of debris, but for most people this is not possible because of work schedules.

In this case, two times a day, morning and evening will be enough. If your cleaning routine is twice a day, you need to be even more thorough, especially in the evenings after your skin has been exposed to the elements of weather and environment the whole day, to ensure no debris is left. Always follow cleansing with toning and use a moisturiser suitable for your skin type. If you are likely to be out in the sun, ensure you use a moisturiser with a sun protection factor (SPF) of not less than 30, or use a separate sun protection lotion. If you apply make-up, give your skin at least 15 minutes to fully absorb the nutrients in your moisturiser before applying make-up.

 

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