If you really think about it, unless you have visited a skincare specialist the chances are you have never been shown how to wash your face properly. You probably follow the steps your mum took or follow what a tv or magazine advert tells you to do, but let me tell you there is a proper way and cleansing your skin properly is the most important step, in my opinion on looking after your skin.
Cleansing your skin doesn’t take long, my skin routine takes me 2 minutes in the morning and the evening. Yes morning and evening! You must do both for different reasons. I hear so often I don’t cleanse in the morning because I did it before I went to bed or I don’t cleanse before bed because I wash my face in the morning. I am going to help you to make sure your skin is getting the treatment it deserves.
Why cleansing is important before bed...
If your skin is not kept clean, oil, dirt, makeup and pollution particles get into your hair follicles. Your hair follicles become blocked, forming a ‘plug’ of debris. This debris festers and bacteria breeds. The area around the follicle then becomes raised, red and sore. White blood cells go to the area to fight the infection. These white blood cells die (this is puss) and leaves you with a white head.
I’m not saying that cleansing your skin properly and with the correct products will stop you having a spot or black head again, but making sure your skin is clean of excess oil, dirt, makeup and pollution particles each night will limit the number you get. It will ensure your skin is in its best shape to recover and repair while you sleep.
Why we cleanse in the morning...
Your skin should be clean when you go to bed, so in the morning you’ll be removing oil, dust particles and your night-time concentrates and creams, but you still need to cleanse to remove what has built up over night, you do not want this sitting on your skin all day. If you are short on time in the morning a facial wash is great for this job. They’re quick, refreshing and can be used in the shower too.
Cleanse TWICE! Not just once!
Yes, you need to do it twice! The first cleanse will remove your make up, dirt and superficial pollution. The second cleanse will clean your skin, remove the remainder of excess oil, dirt, makeup and microscopic pollution particles which have gotten into your skin.
I always recommend that my clients use the Essential Cleansing Milk and Essential Toning Lotion. This is what we use in our salon treatments. There is a reason for this. It’s because it’s the best way to get the deepest cleanse possible, in the gentlest way.
If you aren’t a full cleanse and tone person then we do offer other solutions that might suit your life style better. At Charisma Beauty & Skincare salon Norwich we are proud stockists of the Katherine Daniels skincare range.
Katherine Daniels cleansing products:
How does the Essential Cleansing Milk work?
It’s a dual textured milk to fluid. Because the molecular structure of the fluid is small, the product can enter every pore and every follicle to give you the deepest, detoxifying clean but in a gentle way.
Do you need a Toning Lotion?
Yes, you do. This will finish your cleansing routine and take your skin back to the perfect neutral pH.
Any other cleanser needed?
You’ll need a good eye make-up remover – our Micellar Face & Eye Make-up Remover is amazing. You can use this to remove your eye makeup and for your first cleanse too (I do). It’s also good as a refreshing morning cleanse.
Consistency is key...
Whatever way of cleansing your skin you choose, the key is consistency to see the benefits and results. Like most things doing something once won’t give you the full benefits. I challenge you to decide on which cleansing method is best for you. Make your purchase and commit to cleansing every morning and evening for 2 weeks. If at the end of those 2 weeks you can honestly say you don’t feel the difference then please bring your product back and we will credit you account to use against a treatment in salon.
FREE SKIN CONSULTATION. I am offering free virtual and in person skin consultations to make sure you are using the correct products for your skin, to give you better skin for life. If this is something you would like to have please get in contact so I can book this is for you.
I filmed a live on Friday where I talk through the different cleansing options and demonstrated how to use the Essential Cleansing Milk & Toning lotion.
If you only make one change with your skin routine make sure it is cleansing your skin properly. Trust me you will see the difference.
Thank you for reading my blog, have a wonderful day.