1.Cleanse. Washing your face twice a day will remove excess oils, dirt, and makeup that could otherwise cause skin to break out, cause dryness, blotchiness, oily skin and/or clogged pores. Not washing your face could also cause long-term problems such as wrinkles, blackheads, pimples and dead skin cells.
2.Toning. Facial toners are important for all skin types because they help to wipe away any dead skin left on the surface and help to repair and smooth the skin’s surface. This step can be done both in the morning and at night by simply putting toner onto a cotton pad and gently sweeping it over your face and neck. If your skin is dry it is best to tone your face just once either in the morning or at night so that the toner does not cause further drying of the skin.
3.Moisturizing. This step should also be done twice a day and right after toning skin, as the skin is now prepped to receive the maximum benefits of moisturizer. It is important to note that different skin types should be using different moisturizers:
Oily: Look for lotions instead of cream which contain salicylic acids.
Dry: Use cream since it is thicker and has more oil in it for maximum moisture.
Combination: Use a lotion with no acids. Drugstore moisturizers will do the trick such as Neutrogena.
Normal: Can use just a thin layer of cream or moisturizerExfoliating. Exfoliating is important to help reduce acne and blemishes and to improve
4.Exfoliating. Exfoliating is important to help reduce acne and blemishes and to improve the skin’s texture. This step should only be done once or twice a week so that over exfoliation does not occur. Some common methods of exfoliation include scrubs, exfoliating gloves, skin care brushes and face peels.