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Washing the face daily should form a daily habit for flawless, smooth and baby soft skin.

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Washing/ properly cleansing the face is a sure way to keep acne and any form of blemishes at bay. Note that washing the face doesn't necessarily indicate deeply cleansing it! To get 'clean' skin, washing the face with soap isn't enough as deep cleansers and toners should also be used to rid the skin completely of dirt, grime and other form of dead skin which left to accumulate result in lacklustre, blemished and acne prone skin.

Start off face cleaning by removing makeup! Before washing the face, make sure to take the makeup off first with wipes, this way deep cleansing is possible, this is necessary because some/most makeup are waterproof and washing casually may not take off the entire product or leave them blocking pores.

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Washing the face should form a daily habit and should be done well

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Here's a simple step-by-step guide for washing the face correctly:

1. Pack Hair Away From The Face

The first thing to do before removing makeup is to get hair out of the way. For weave or any form of long hair pack away from the face so it doesn't get in the way. (Hair should be packed away from the face as much as possible to avoid breakouts, irritations and more of the  delicate facial skin)

2. Remove Every Makeup Product.

This is usually done with cleansing pads or baby wipes. They help remove products to allow soap/gel penetrate the skin to remove what's left of the makeup on the face.

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Yemisi Seriki shares one of her favourite cleanser

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3. Wash Hands Properly

Before proceeding to use soap on the face at this stage, first wash both hands making sure they are clean so germs are not transferred to the face.

4. Splash Water On The Face, Cleanse/Wash

According to preferences (lukewarm, cold water) splash water on the face to work up the lather from whatever cleanser (soap, foamy cleanser etc) to be used on the face. Work up lather in short secular motions, never rub the delicate skin on the face too hard!

5. Rinse Face

Rinse off cleansing product with water. It's best to finish off washing the face with cold water to close the pores.

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6. Pat Face Dry

Pat the face dry (gently) with soft towel or leave to air dry.

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Clean & Clear face wash range

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7. Use A Toner

Toners are used on thoroughly cleansed skin to soothe and refresh as well as help restore the skin to its original Ph.

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8. Moisturize

After all the above, the skin should be nourished using non-comedogenic moisturizer which helps the skin.

Note that its important to moisturize the skin often even on oily skintypes- the trick is to choose the best moisturizer for the varying skintype.

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