Once damp, use either your fingers or a soft washcloth to apply a gentle facial cleanser over your entire face, up to the hairline and down to the bottom of your chin. Don't forget the sides of your nose and close to your ears, where even the least prone to adult acne are more likely to see blemishes. With your fingers or cloth, massage your skin in small circles to get every trace of dirt. When you're done, rinse again with the warm water, and pat with a dry washcloth. Do not rub your face against the dry cloth, as this pulls on the skin.
Next, take your astringent or toner and apply a small amount to a cotton ball. Dab or swipe the astringent onto your skin, especially on your nose, cheeks and chin; this removes dirt and grime in the pores and tightens them up. Do not use too much product; toner tends to be drying. If you moisturize properly though, you should not experience any excessive dryness.
Which leads to the final step. Ensure that you have good quality moisturizers that will allow your skin to breathe. That means you should ensure that your moisturizer does not contain petroleum (also disguised as mineral oil or paraffin wax in beauty products), a chemical that smothers and suffocates the skin.
Gently rub your moisturizing cream into the epidermis. Make sure you apply it to your neck and upper chest as well, as the skin on your neck is quite thin and ages at a rate similar to your thin facial skin.