How to Actually Wash Your Face, According to the Experts

The biggest issues I see are people over-cleansing their skin by performing steps such as… scrubbing away brillo-pad style [and] overdoing it with facial brushes,” explained Anita.

Instead of relying on electric tools or really rough face cloths, use a gentle muslin to assist with your cleansing and spend time choosing the right cleanser for your morning and evening routine to make sure you’re getting the results that you want.

Your morning cleanse should be light, hydrating, and balancing… it helps to reset the skin and get it ready for the day,” said Anita. “Your nighttime cleanse can be more intensive. This step will help to remove pore-clogging makeup, bacteria, and environmental debris that may have accumulated throughout the day.”