We all love beautiful skin that glows, especially when we discover the secret behind making our skin look and feel radiant is rather simple!
Our best-kept skincare secret to beautiful skin is to thoroughly wash your face.
Proper cleansing is the foundation of an effective skincare routine. When you discover our 3-step cleansing routine that includes a few simple tricks, you will be on your way to loving your skin. And, after cleansing, your skin will be perfectly prepped to receive the benefits of your favorite facial mist, serum, or moisturizer.
Prep For the Perfect Cleanse
- First, start with clean, dry hands.
- Second, remove your makeup. Simply warm up a small amount (1 pump is generally good but sometimes 2 pumps are needed, so experiment on the amount that is right for you!) of your favorite makeup remover – we love Botanical B Cleansing Oil or Skin Savior Balm – and gently massage onto your dirty, dry face in a circular motion for 20-30 seconds in up and outward motions – make sure to cleanse your jaw and around your hairline as well. Pay special attention to your nose, forehead, and chin but be gentle and don’t scrub! If you want extra gentle exfoliation, try our Cleansing Sponge.
- Third, always use lukewarm water to cleanse and rinse. Not properly rinsing can cause residue buildup and contribute to dullness and/or breakouts.
- Finally, gently pat dry with a fresh, clean towel. Leaving your skin slightly damp for your treatment products is best. These super simple tips can make all the difference to your new cleansing routine.
Now, we are ready to wash!
The 3-Step Skincare Cleansing Routine
Dot the cleanser on your forehead, cheeks, and chin and massage using gentle, slow, circular motions for one full minute, using your fingertips or a konjac Cleansing Sponge. Be sure to include your throat, jawline area and behind your ears and do spend a little more time on your t-zone area since it tends to produce more oil.
Using lukewarm water, rinse your face thoroughly, even the jawline, hairline, throat, and nose, which are often neglected spots. Skimping on rinsing may lead to residue build-up, which can cause breakouts, skin irritation, and decrease the results of your favorite treatment product.
To help lock in moisture, apply your favorite facial mist, serum, or moisturizer immediately. Freshly cleansed skin is primed to receive the maximum benefits of the active ingredients, so this is the perfect time to apply your favorite treatment product!
This whole cleansing routine takes about one song … so have some fun and pair this cleansing routine with your favorite song du jour. Or you can sing “this is the way we wash our face…” After all, a happy woman IS a beautiful woman.
Photography: Heather Talbert Photography www.heathertalbert.com