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Are You Washing Your Face Wrong? (VIDEO)

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When it's bedtime and you're just ready to hit the sheets, washing your face may not be high on your list of priorities. Face wipes may seem like a quick way to get the job done, but be warned: The "wipe, rinse and sleep" method is all wrong.

To remove the day's makeup, environmental debris and dead skin cell build-up, we must give our faces a thorough cleansing. In the video above, BellaSugar reporter Kirbie Johnson shows us how to cleanse our face in five steps. It starts by simply washing.

Most women choose to remove their makeup first, but this only pushes the product deeper into the pores. Once you've cleansed your face, then go over with a wet towelette to wipe away excess dirt and makeup, especially eyeliner. Use a toner to restore the skin's pH balance so your evening treatments work more effectively. Then apply serums or retinol products (allow them to sit for a few minutes). Finish with a hydrating night cream. In the morning, you're sure to wake up with glowing skin.

Have you committed any face cleansing sin? 'Fess up us in the comments section.

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