Cleansing your skin
For most people, washing the face twice a day with mild soap and water
is sufficient. Those with oily or dry skin may want to choose a bar
soap or liquid cleanser that's formulated for their skin type.
face and work the cleanser into a lather. You can wash with your hands
or a soft washcloth, whichever you prefer. Don't rub too hard or use
hot water; this can irritate the skin and if you have acne, it can make
the condition worse.
Rinse your face well with lukewarm water and
gently pat dry. When you don't have access to soap and water, consider
a pre-moistened cleansing pad as a substitute.
Such pads can also be
used as toners after a regular wash by those with oily skin. You may
need to vary your routine in the winter, when both the air and your
skin tend to be drier.
Consider switching to a creamy cleanser or
moisturizing bar soap, skipping toner, or using a moisturizer. Even if
your skin is normally oily, you may need to apply an oil- free lotion
during cold weather.