How To Get Your Face Really Clean

Have you ever washed your face and then when you went to do your toner noticed that the cotton ball was pulling off makeup and dirt still? Or when you wake up the next morning you have mascara still smeared all over? It’s one thing to see dirt but entire other thing when you are sleeping with remnants of makeup on. It’s not a good thing and definitely if you are dealing with acne.

Well let me tell you how to get your face really clean so you are no longer waking up with raccoon eye and remnants of makeup on your skin!



Step One:

Use a makeup remover on your eye makeup. I recommend:

JASON Quick Clean Makeup Remover Pads

It uses gentle natural ingredients, swipe every bit of makeup away, and feel soft on delicate eye tissue! Formulated with soothing cucumber extracts, these pads instantaly lift away all types of makeup, even waterproof!

Buy: Jason Quick Clean Remover Pads – ($8.95)


Step Two:

Wash before you wash. I recommend:

Dermalogica USA PreCleanse

The hydrophilic (water-loving) formula enables PreCleanse and oil-based debris to be readily rinsed away without leaving behind any greasy residue.

Buy: Dermalogica USA PreCleanse – ($35.00)


Step Three:

Now it’s time to actually wash your face. If you are battling acne I suggest using:

Proactiv Solution Advanced Formula Renewing Cleanser

Made with new, exclusive micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide — featuring smaller, finer particles designed to quickly penetrate pores to start killing acne-causing bacteria on contact. Tiny exfoliating beads gently remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells to help keep pores from clogging.

Buy: Proactiv Solution Advanced Formula Cleanser – ($20.00)


Step Four:

Use a toner on your skin. NOT an astringent. A toner. You can go with the complete Proactiv set or I recommend:

Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner

First, it sweeps away dead surface skin and refines rough, uneven patches. Then, it penetrates deep into pores so they appear smaller and less visible.

Buy: Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner – ($7.50)


Final Steps:

Now if you are battling acne you will want to use your acne medication or product like (Proactiv Solution Advanced Micro Crystal Repairing Treatment Lotion) and of course you are going to want to use a moisturizer. And to risk being repetitive, if you are use acne medication products you want a rich moisturizer but not one that is too thick. So I recommend something like (Morning Glow Moisturizer). This will help keep your skin from drying out after being thoroughly cleansed and still you aren’t risking messing up your beauty routine!

Also try using a great exfoliant once a week and use a facial mask 2-3 times a week.  The exfoliant will help with the drying side of the acne medications to help keep the dead and drying skin away. The face masks, if researched and purchased properly, can be great soothing and moisturizing products.


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