Cleaning involves more than just cleanser! Wash your hands thoroughly before you begin washing your face. And resist the urge to dry your face with the family hand towel that's been hanging over the rack for several days. Bacteria can breed on the towel and be transferred to your clean, dewy face. When drying your face, Bucy urges you to be gentle and pat your face dry, as opposed to rubbing it with a towel. Use a soft, clean cloth that you only use on your face.