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How Are You Cleansing?

By November 30, 2017November 15th, 2021No Comments

Let’s set the record straight… washing your face with water only or using makeup wipe that you whip of of a packet or using hand soap to wash your face does not count as cleansing!

Three things are required when you cleanse:

1. A good cleansing ritual

To get the best possible results for your skin, it is recommended to do a double cleanse of a night time.  If you really want to be technical, you could perform a triple cleanse, as it is very helpful to wipe away your make-up before you begin. Then a single cleanse in the morning when you wake up.

A double cleanse is the same principle as washing your hair… the first application removes styling product etc, the second application cleanses the scalp and follicles.

Our cleansers work in the same manner. The first cleanser application removes make-up residue, surface grime, pollutants and so on.

The second cleanser application is the one which really gets into the groove (so to speak). It cleanses the follicles of debris and secretions etc that contribute to blockages and free radicals which contribute to premature ageing.

It is equally important to cleanse in the morning. You only need a single cleanse here. During the night, your body is going through all of its repair processes and excretes toxic matter to the surface of the skin, which the bacteria just love to feed on. To maintain excellent skin health, a gentle cleanse helps to kick off the day.

Whether it’s morning or night, don’t just slap your cleanser on, rub it around for a second or two, then wash off, and expect it to do a good job. You are just wasting your time, product, and money!!

We recommend standing in front of a mirror and looking at your face (yes actually watching what you are doing!) whilst you cleanse. Rub your cleanser over all areas of your face – don’t forget to include your eye lids, lips, behind your ears, under your chin and down your neck for at least 30 seconds. This gently removes make-up and residue. Use damp cotton pads to gently wipe the product away.

2. Disposable cotton pads and a super gentle cleansing cloth.

With any cleansing activity, you should be using either a single use disposable option or a Dermaviduals Cleansing Cloth to wipe away the residue. We strongly recommend the disposable round cotton pads for removing makeup, and have found Coles brand to be the cheapest and softest option. If you are using a cleansing cloth, allow it to dry completely between uses and wash regularly.

3. You need a suitable cleanser to treat your skin type and skin condition

Read more about using the right cleanser for your skin here.