How to Remove Dirt from the Skin
Do you live an active lifestyle or work in a field in which you come in contact with a lot of dirt? If so, you need to learn how to removeit, so your skin doesn’t become irritated. Even if there isn’t any actual dirt aroundyou,your skin still accumulates contaminants from the outside air. Dirt particles can get so small that they aren’t visible to the naked eye, so don’t be fooled.
Why should I remove the dirt from my skin?
Every inch of your skin is covered with smallopenings called pores. These pores have the ability to absorb anything your skin comes in contact with. Once dirt sticks to the skin, it can clog your pores and cause a skin disorder.
Acne is the most common skin disease; it is caused by dirt and bacteria harboring in the pores. Once your pore gets loaded with impacted materials bacteria begins to grow, and acne develops. Acne does not form if pores aren’t clogged because the bacteria are anaerobic which means they cannot live in the presence of oxygen; oxygen cannot flow if dirt is blocking your pores.We all know that acne is no fun so remove the dirt from your skin while you still have a chance.If you fail, and acne reveals itself be ready for puss filled lesions, oily skin, and redness.
Bacterial infections are also possible if you don’t remove the dirt from your skin.
Removing dirt from the face
If the dirt that you want to delete is on your face it will be easy, just follow these steps:
- Take a small amount of warm water and splash it on your face. This action helps to loosen the dirt and provide slip for your product.
- Then, grab a facial cleanser. If your face is loaded with dirt, you’ll need something that foams. Foaming is caused by an ingredient called sulfate which is great for removing dirt, oil, and debris. For those with minimaldirt present, you’ll want to purchase a cleanser that fits your skin type. For dry skin, opt for a cleansing oil. Cleansing milks are great for dry skin too, but they may not remove dirt as efficiently as an oil.
- Place the desired amount of cleanser into your hands and begin to rub your face in a circular motion. Circles help get the nooks and crannies; it will also help release dirt from the pore.
- Don’t wash your face for more than three minutes because after that your formula becomes
- For those who are unhappy with their results after cleansing, you are welcome to repeat steps 1-4 but keep in mind, more cleansing will cause your skin to lose hydration (of course you can compensate with moisturizer).
- Now it is time to exfoliate. The best exfoliators tend to be scrubs that contain rice, rocks, sand, or another abrasive materials to clean the skin. Scrubbing will help remove any dead skin that has sealed the pore and once that skin is removed dirt can also be. Scrubbing should also be performed in circular motions. Be sure not to scrub the skin too hard because you could cause tearing or scarring.
- Rinse the scrub away from your skin then use a towel to pat it skin dry.
- Lastly, apply your usual skincare products, if you do not have a routine then at least use a facial moisturizer.
Removing dirt from the body
The body is covered with skin that is much thicker than on the face. It maybe tougher to remove dirt from these areas, but you are able to be a bit rougher. To remove dirt from the body, follow these steps:
Turn on the water in your shower and set it to your desired temperature. Be sure not to rinse dirt with cold water, it won’t be as effective as using water that is warm.
- Thensaturate your entire body with water, be sure to wet the places that are harder to get like under the arms and the neck (dirt loves to build on the neck).
- Grab a body wash and either a sponge or loofah. Using a loofah may be better at removing dirt because of its texture.
- Place a desirable amount of body wash on your sponge and wash your body using circular motions. Be sure to wash your entire body including your feet.
- Rinse your body and if dirt is still present, repeat steps 1-4.
- Exfoliating the body calls for identical steps as doing it on the face. Simply take a handful of scrub and manipulate your skin in circular motions. It is alright to rub the skin vigorously but make sure you can handle it.
- Rinse off your scrub and follow with a moisturizer.
Just in case you need a deep cleaning
Sometimes traditional cleansing methods aren’t enough. If you find yourself in need of an in-depth cleanse, try one of these rituals:
You can use steam to widen the pores and loosen any impacted material. If you aren’t a skincare professional, chances are you don’t own a facial steamer so try boiling a pot of water. Fill the pot up about halfway and crank the heat up high. Once the pot begins to produce steam, reduce the heat and place your face over the steam for about 10 minutes. This should be done after you cleanse, so it works best followed by a mask or treatment product that pulls out dirt and debris.
You could also go and see a professional for a facial. Facials are like routine cleanings at the dentist’s; they totally refresh your skin. Do not go to a salon or spa with dirt plastered on your face. Instead, go over the facial cleansing method in this article (you should skip steps 6 and 7). Some professionals also offer services for the body. A Vichy shower is a shower massage that uses jet streams, so they are great for someone who needs to remove dirt from their body.