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right way to wash your face

Divide and conquer with two face washes.

Not sure how to choose the best face wash for your skin? You can’t go wrong with a soap-free cleanser, which is gentle enough to use on any skin type. One to try: Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser. Wet your face, and use circular motions to massage it onto your skin. Aim for at least 30 seconds of washing to let the cleanser do its job. If you tend to break out in your T-zone or get blackheads on your nose, take care of those trouble spots with an acne treatment that contains either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Those ingredients need to stay on your skin for about one minute to be effective. The truly acne prone can use a treatment wash all over, but overuse on any skin type can lead to redness and peeling

Remove your makeup.

That long-wear eye makeup and foundation isn’t going to come off with cleanser alone. Use an oil-based makeup remover. Or keep a pack of face wipes like Neutrogena Makeup Removing Cleansing Towelettes on your bedside table so there’s no excuse

Wash at least every night, if not twice a day.

“At the minimum, washing your face before you go to bed is critical,” Tung says. Yes, that’s even if you’re not wearing a smidge of makeup. To ace face washing, suds up morning and night. And always wash or use a wipe after a workout to fend off sweat-induced breakouts.

Use warm to cool water.

“A lot of patients want to use hot water. They feel like they’re almost giving themselves a little steam treatment, but it can be very irritating to skin,” Tung says. Stick to lukewarm or cool water. Post-workout, try Tung’s trick to cut down redness and flushing: Splash your face with cold water, which constricts blood vessels.