3-Step Cleansing Routine

Posted on March 18 2015

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 serum, treatment product or facial oil.

Now, let’s get prepped for the perfect cleanse. First, start with clean, dry hands. Second, remove your makeup. Simply warm up a small amount of your favorite makeup remover – we love Vitamin B Cleansing Oil or Skin Savior Balm – and gently massage onto your dry face in a circular motion for one minute. Take a warm, damp facial cloth, and lay it over your face and eyes for about 30 seconds. The warmth and moisture will help to gently lift your makeup, dirt and grime. Then gently wipe the makeup remover away. We like to rinse the cloth and wipe again using the clean side of the cloth. Third, always use lukewarm water to cleanse and rinse. Lukewarm water is the optimal choice as water any hotter can lead to damage and cold water does not properly loosen dirt and grime. Finally, always use a fresh, clean towel to pat skin dry. These super simple tips can make all the difference to your new cleansing routine. Now, we are ready to wash!

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3-Step Routine

Cleanse. 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, jaw line area and behind your ears and do spend a little more time on your t-zone area since it tends to produce more oil.

Rinse thoroughly. 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.

Treat. To help lock in moisture, apply your favorite facial oil, 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!

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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

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