how to wash your face

How to Wash Your Face

A simple guide to washing your face the right way and being gentle to your skin at the same time.

The facial cleansing process

Washing your face on a daily basis is a vital part of any good skin care routine.

Why cleansing your face is essential for a radiant complexion

The skin on our face has a lot to deal with. When we apply makeup, touch our face or walk down a polluted street, we're putting a strain on it. That's why cleansing twice a day to remove the dirt and dead skill cells is a crucial part of any skin care routine.

A good cleanser like the NIVEA Perfect & Radiant 3-in-1 Cleanser will remove all kinds of dirt, leaving your skin feeling fresh and smooth ready to apply makeup or other products.

Common misconceptions about washing your face

  • I wash my face using just water: Water on its own doesn’t have the ability to remove oil-soluble dirt like makeup and excess sebum and actually washing with warm or even hot water could dry out the skin
  • I exfoliate my face every day: This can actually do more harm than good; it’s unnecessary and can leave skin feeling irritated
  • I use regular soap to wash my face: Soap can strip the face of its natural oils, leaving skin feeling tight and drier than before. Moreover, soaps disturb the natural pH of your skin.

How to wash your face

Tips for washing your face the right way – you’ll have a clean & smooth face in no time.

Wash your hands

If your hands contain bacteria, this will transfer to your face – that’s why washing your hands before you get started is essential.

Wet your face

Splash your face with warm water to moisten it. This prepares the skin for thorough cleansing.

Apply the cleanser

Take a penny-sized amount of your cleanser and gently massage it over your face, making sure to cover most sections, but avoiding the delicate eye area.
A step-by-step guide to cleansing your face

Rinse the face

After massaging the product in properly, simply use warm water to rinse all of the cleanser off the face using your fingers or a flannel. And voila – clean and refreshed skin! It’s as easy as that.

How many times a day should I wash my face?

It’s a common misconception that you don’t need to wash your face in the morning. Your skin regenerates and sheds dead skin cells as you sleep. You may find your pillowcase is transferring oil or dirt on to your face too. That’s why cleansing twice a day is a good idea.

4 tips for washing your face

  • Always use lukewarm water – too hot and it’ll dehydrate your skin, leaving it dry
  • Don’t tug on the skin as you rub in your cleanser, particularly around the delicate eye area
  • Avoid over-cleansing – twice a day is enough
  • Don’t use skin care products containing harsh chemicals

Finding the right cleanser

It’s important to find a cleanser that meets your skin’s needs and leaves it feeling clean and refreshed.

The NIVEA Perfect and Radiant Cleansing range: A caring face washing experience

The new NIVEA Perfect and Radiant Cleansing range has been made for women who love to take good care of their skin.

The new products, which include a 3-in-1 cleanser and a Cleansing Foam, have been designed to thoroughly cleanse the face whilst caring for it. They can be used twice a day to leave you with skin that feels clean and well moisturized.

Say goodbye to tight skin

Some cleansers can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it feeling tight and uncomfortable. The NIVEA Facial Cleansing range protects the skin’s natural moisture balance to prevent that feeling of dryness.

For skin that feels loved: Enjoy washing your face

For skin to feel loved and look great, you need to treat it with care. Wash your face with a product that’s kind to your skin and keeps it hydrated too.