Updated: May 2
Perfect your Cleansing Ritual. Start by washing your face properly!
HOW TO WASH YOUR FACE
Wet a face cloth with warm water, wring it until damp, but not dripping
Mop the face with the cloth to remove any dirt and debris on the face
Decant a small amount of cleanser into the palm of your hand, either rub palms together for application - or - use the tips of your fingers
If using your palms, rub palms together to warm cleanser and then gently press the product onto the face and gently swipe to cover the entire face with cleanser.
If using fingertips, dot the cleanser onto the face and gently swipe around the face to cover the entire face.
Make sure the cleanser covers the surface of the face (and neck) by give the skin a quick light massage (first cleanse contact time is maximum 10 seconds).
Re-dampen your face cloth with warm water; wring it so it's not dripping. Use the cloth to remove the cleanser by gently rubbing the skin with a buffing action. Use the appropriate pressure for your skin type.
You may need to rinse the cloth under warm running water.
For second cleanse repeat these steps.
If doing Hot Cloth Technique drape the warm cloth over the face after applying your cleanser. Keep the warm cloth in place long enough to melt the cleanser into the skin and then continue with massage.
For the second cleanse take more time to thoroughly massage the face and neck in order to stimulate lymph circulation and blood flow. Massage should last at least one full minute. Enjoy the moment!
Take the time. Work the cleanser into any dry skin or rough patches.
After removing the second time I like to give my skin a quick layer of hydration to help keep the moisture I've just introduced within the skin.
Your skin should now feel smooth, not squeaky, and ready for the rest of your routine.
Advanced Skincare Cleansing Topics
Watch this space for additional articles on the following cleansing topics:
SINGLE VS. DOUBLE CLEANSING
MAKE-UP REMOVAL & TRIPLE CLEANSING
ACNE, BLEMISHES AND BROKEN SKIN
TESTING YOUR CLEANSERS