Yes, you can wash your face after applying skincare products. It is important to use a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water to avoid irritating your skin.
When washing your face, it is important to start by massaging the cleanser gently into your skin in circular motions. This will help remove dirt, makeup and other impurities that have accumulated on the surface of your skin throughout the day. When finished with this step, rinse off all product residue as well as any lather created from cleansing with warm water.
After rinsing off the cleanser, you can then apply a toner or astringent to further cleanse your skin and shrink pores if needed. Toners and astringents are typically applied using a cotton pad or ball to ensure even application across the entire face area. These products may contain ingredients such as alcohol which can be drying for some people so it is important to read labels before purchasing these items and test them out on small areas of skin first if possible.
Once you finish applying toners/astringents, it is time to moisturize! Moisturizers come in many forms lotions, creams or serums depending on individual preference and need (e.g., dry vs oily). A good rule of thumb when selecting a moisturizer is finding one that contains hydrating yet lightweight ingredients like ceramides or glycerin which will help lock moisture into the skin without making it feel too heavy or greasy after application. Make sure not to forget about eye cream either since this delicate area needs extra hydration!
Massaging cleanser into the skin in circular motions helps remove dirt, makeup, and other impurities.
Toners or astringents are typically applied with a cotton pad or ball for even application across the face area.
Moisturizers come in many forms such as lotions, creams, or serums; look for lightweight ingredients like ceramides or glycerin to lock moisture into the skin without making it feel too heavy.