When it comes to washing your face, doing it properly will determine how well your face is actually getting the proper cleaning it needs. Before washing your face, You should always take your makeup off beforehand with a clean makeup remover solution. When it's time to wash your face, pull your hair back and use lukewarm water, keep in mind you should only use the recommended amount your face wash tells you to use. If you're going to exfoliate your skin, use clean fingertips to gently massage your exfoliant into your skin for at least a minute or two. Your skin will become hypersensitive, irritated, and even have a stinging feeling when you apply products to your face if you're over exfoliating. After your facial cleansing, always pat your face dry with a soft clean towel and make sure to finish with toner and moisturizer.