How To Wash Your Face Properly

Oct 21, 2021 | Skincare 101

Cleansing is arguably the most important step in any skincare routine, so it’s essential to know how to wash your face properly to achieve maximum radiance. With the right face wash and a little know-how, it’s easy to get the most out of your cleansing routine. Get ready to unlock the glowing complexion you’ve always dreamed of!

How To Clean Your Face In 5 Steps

When you have your chosen cleanser to hand (more on that below), it’s time to discover how to clean your face for radiant results!

Step 1: Remove makeup

If you’ve been wearing makeup, it’s best to remove it using the double cleansing method and our Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water. Simply sweep a cotton pad soaked in micellar water over the face.


Step 2: Apply

Take a generous amount of your chosen cleanser in your hands and gently apply it to the skin. Another great tip on how to wash your face? Take particular care around the delicate eye area!


Step 3: Massage

It’s by no means essential if you’re short of time, but cleansing offers the perfect opportunity to give the face a gentle massage. Work the product into the skin in circular motions, massaging along the jaw, cheekbones, forehead, and neck.


A light facial massage is a great way to reduce puffiness by stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage.


woman washing her face


Step 4: Rinse

We love the gently exfoliating properties of a damp muslin cloth, but feel free to use whatever cloth or flannel you prefer!


Run the cloth under warm water and begin to remove the cleanser from the face. Use a different part of the cloth for each area of the face. When all the product is removed, splash your skin with cold water to close the pores.


Step 5: Tone and moisturise

How you care for your face after cleansing is just as important as the act of cleansing itself! To brighten the complexion and lock in moisture, follow up with your favourite toner and moisturiser.


We recommend using Sanctuary Spa Daily Glow Radiance Tonic followed by our Supercharged Hyaluronic Face & Neck Crème for radiant, ultra-hydrated skin.


Choosing The Best Cleanser For You

With such a wide range available, perhaps the hardest step when it comes to the question of how to clean your face is choosing the right cleanser. At Sanctuary Spa, we have 6 lovely formulas to choose from. If you’re struggling to decide, it’s always a good idea to choose a face wash that targets a particular skin concern.


Cleanser For Oily Skin

Our Warming Charcoal Detox Wash gently draws out impurities and balances oil production, leaving you with a smoother and clearer complexion.


Cleanser For Dry Skin

If you suffer from dry or dehydrated skin, our Moisture Burst Facewash with Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba Beads nourishes thirsty skin and leaves it beautifully cleansed.


Cleanser For Combination Skin


Our lightweight Melt Away Cleansing Oil is infused with oils and protecting Vitamin E to leave dry patches hydrated and oily areas free from greasy residue.


Cleanser For Normal Skin

Our luxuriously creamy Polishing Hot Cloth Cleanser gently buffs away dirt and impurities to leave the complexion nourished and beautifully bright.


Gently Exfoliating Cleanser

For radiant, blemish-free skin, consider using a cleanser that gently exfoliates. Our Triple Cleansing Mousse contains micro fine exfoliating powder and resurfacing AHA to slough away dirt and unblock pores.


Cleanser To Remove Makeup

Perfect for use as a makeup remover or as a cleanser in its own right, our Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water gently lifts dirt and makeup, while Rose Water and Argan Oil soothe and hydrate the skin.



Knowing how to wash your face properly is the key to a transformed, radiant-looking complexion. Follow this cleansing routine morning and night to enjoy the feeling of nourished, beautifully cleansed skin.



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