When it comes to finding the right cleanser, most of us take our time—and rightfully so. There’s nothing worse than splurging on an expensive cleanser, only to realize that it smells like a floral explosion.
And while picking the right cleanser is essential, following the right routine is equally important. While you may already have an impressive cleansing routine in place, it’s likely that you’ve overlooked a step or two.
We’ve rounded up a step-by-step guide to help you cleanse your face like a seasoned pro!
1. Opt for a Nourishing and Hydrating Cleanser
Harsh cleansers can wreak havoc on your skin. While you may emerge out of the bathroom with a squeaky clean face, a plethora of skin issues will begin to manifest in the long run.
Harsh cleansers strip the skin of its natural oils and damage the external barrier. If your cleanser includes toxins like parabens, phthalates, fragrance, SLS, formaldehyde, and alcohol, the skin health red flags will come fast. Over time, you’ll notice an increase in premature signs of aging, textural irregularities, dullness, dehydration, and flakiness.
Prevent the damage by opting for a nourishing and hydrating cleanser that’s infused with nutrient-laden organic ingredients.
Our Coconut Key Lime Cleansing Cream is a powerful cocktail of coconut oil, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, and aloe liquid. The gentle ingredients effectively remove dirt, oil, makeup, and debris without damaging the external barrier of the skin. The outcome? Plump, firm, and radiant skin that appears visibly clearer.
2. Always Wet Your Face First
In recent years, there’s been an increase in people applying cleansers on dry skin.
Sounds counterproductive and nonsensical, right?
Despite the obvious nature of the faux pas, people have been skipping H2O and have been using their cleansers on bare skin.
This is a big no any way you look at it. Water makes it easier for the ingredients to penetrate your pores and work effectively. While it may sound tempting, avoid skipping water at all costs. Your skin will thank you in the long run!
3. Gently Massage Your Face
When it comes to working your cleanser into your pores, striking the perfect balance is imperative. Use too much force and you’ll end up with broken capillaries. Use too little force and you’ll fail to adequately remove makeup, dirt, and debris.
We suggest using gentle pressure and working the product into your pores for 2–3 minutes. This will ensure a thorough cleanse and will eliminate the chances of residue.
There’s a reason why double cleansing has become so popular lately; it works like a charm. Even if you don’t use an oil-based cleanser, use your regular cleanser a second time to get rid of any traces of makeup, dirt, and debris that may have stayed put.
While you can use the same cleanser, we suggest opting for a different product to ensure a gentle yet effective cleanse. Our Chia Coconut Charcoal Soap and Oatmeal Cleansing Foam are great options.
4. Use a Konjac Sponge
Konjac sponges are pure genius. The gentle facial exfoliators are made from the Asian konjac root and gently slough away dead skin cells.
If you have problematic and acne-prone skin but can’t seem to wave your Clarisonic goodbye, you may be inadvertently doing your skin more damage than good. A konjac sponge is a great alternative that gets rid of impurities without causing irritation.
Opt for a black charcoal konjac sponge if you have oily skin. The powerful tool effectively absorbs excess oil and toxins while killing acne-causing bacteria. If you have sensitive or combination skin, opt for a green tea konjac sponge. For normal skin, invest in a clean natural konjac sponge that refreshes your skin and reveals a stunning natural glow.
Browse through our collection of konjac sponges to find the right option for your skin type.
5. Use the Right Temperature of Water to Rinse Your Face
While this may sound a little unusual, using the right temperature of water to rinse your face is a golden cleansing rule.
Between double cleansing, rinse your face with lukewarm water. This will help remove impurities more easily. Avoid hot water at all costs.
Once you’ve finished cleansing your face, splash your face with cold water to close your pores. This will also create the illusion of tighter skin and less visible pores. More importantly, it’ll prevent bacteria from camping out on your face and causing breakouts.
Of course, take special care to ensure you’ve gotten rid of every trace of cleanser on your face. Rinse your face repeatedly until you’re good to go!
Ready to give your new cleansing routine a go? We’re currently offering 15% off on all orders placed before 1st August. Use our coupon code “SUMMER15” to kick-start the summer festivities and invest in our cleansers at discounted prices!
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