Cleanse the skin
You’ll want to wash the face, neck and ears with a good facial cleanser to remove any grime or dirt. I recommend some great options in my list of the best cleansers.
Don't forget to remove eye makeup with a makeup remover. My hands-down favorite is Clinique, but Neutrogena's eye makeup remover is a great drugstore option.
Using your fingers, rub a gentle exfoliating facial scrub in a circular motion on your face. Concentrate on the areas around your nose and forehead or if you have combo skin, work harder on the areas that tend to be "greasy." Rinse your face well since exfoliating scrubs tend to be drying.
See my list of the best scrubs or make your own using brown or white sugar mixed in with extra virgin coconut oil. Get the recipe here.
There are several ways to steam your face. You can fill your sink with warm water, dip a washcloth in and press to your face repeating 2-3 times or you can take it further by boiling water in a teapot. Find out how in My Favorite Teapot Face Steam.
For oily skin, use a clay-based face mask. For dry skin, go for a hydrating gel or cream mask.
Apply the mask, avoiding the areas around the eyes. Keep it on for 10-20 minutes (or, according to the directions on the product). Rinse completely. You can even make your own face mask.
Smooth on a soothing, basic moisturizer over your face and neck. See my list of the best facial moisturizers. If you want organic and cheap, try extra virgin coconut oil. It's my go-to moisturizer
What You Need
Warm water & a washcloth
Clay-based or cream facial mask (based on skin type)
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