Do you sometimes find that your foaming face wash does not foam up nicely nor does it create a nice thick lather? When you wash your face, do you just quickly create some bubbles and then proceed to wash your face thinking that is sufficient lather? Do you find yourself preferring to use the mousse type or self-foaming facial washes because it feels so much softer on your skin?
Well, I used to until recently, when I was taught how to properly lather up a facial wash.
How to properly lather up facial wash
- Squeeze a little bit of facial wash into the palm of your hand. About 0.5-1 cm will do.
- Drop a few drops of water in your palm. Don’t pour too much.
- With the fingers of your other hand, rub the facial wash vigorously until it lathers up. Add a little more water if you feel its heavy.
- Repeat step 3 until all you have in your palm is light soft bubbles.
- Then apply to your face and wash as normal.
If you use soap to wash your face, like I have before with the Yuan Organic Soaps, I wet the soap, run my hands over the soap bar and vigorously rub the tips of my hands in the palm of the other to create a rich lather. You only use very little soap and the bubbles and lather that form is thick and luxurious.
I found that if I lathered up my facial wash properly until they become light foamy bubbles, I would actually use less facial wash and my face actually feels cleaner. Also, because there are so much bubbles, the facial wash felt gentler on my skin and seems to clean my skin better. This is true especially in the evenings. It also rinses off more quickly and I find less residue left on my face.
The other benefit I’ve found from using properly lathered facial wash, is that there is less pulling of the skin when I wash my face. The thick lather sits between your hands and your skin and provides a cushion so you don’t pull on your face so much when you massage your skin.
So, if you are using a foaming facial wash or a facial wash that lathers, or even a facial soap, try this the next time you wash your face. All it takes is a couple more minutes extra but I have found it more beneficial for my skin and we all know that the less we pull on our skin, the less wrinkles will develop! I do this for my bath soaps and shower gels too and its helped me save on the amount I use. Every bit of savings help in these tough financial times!
Do let me know how it works for you. 🙂