What if we told you that you’ve probably been washing your face all wrong?
Somewhere in between stocking up on fancy face masks and throwing cash at the latest salon treatments for glowing skin (vampire facial, anyone?), we’ve forgotten about our skin care basics, and how focusing on these essential steps can make a big impact.
At the end of the day, a deep facial cleanse is essential, and not just to remove makeup. We’re constantly exposed to air pollution and bacteria, which we unfortunately can’t avoid. If these pollutants aren't washed away properly each day, they can be contributing factors to breakouts, pigmentation and even premature ageing. Yuk.
Enter double cleansing, one of the easiest (and most affordable ways) to get clearer, smoother and brighter skin. Double cleansing not only effectively removes toxins and makeup, it also better prepares skin for your leave-on treatments and actives, allowing easier absorption of essential ingredients which effectively leads to better results.
So, how do you do it? Firstly, start off by cleansing your face using a cleansing oil or balm to bind make-up, dirt and residual oil. Our Balancing Cleansing Balm is perfect for this as using an oil based product effectively and gently dissolves that oily layer of makeup and grime while keeping the skin’s natural lipid barrier intact. Once you’ve used your first cleanser, follow up with a second cleanse. You can either use the same product or bring in another type of cleanser like our Balancing Cleansing Bar to really get deep into those pores to remove excess impurities and oily residue.
The trick here is to take your time and be sure to massage your cleanser in for a minute each time to really get rid of product buildup, excess sebum and toxins present on the skin.
What about over-washing, is that actually a thing? Well yes, it is, and it can cause skin to dry out if you’re not careful or not using the right product. So if you stick to oil-based cleansers that won't strip your skin's natural protective barrier (we're looking at you, foam cleansers), and reserve double cleansing for the evening or for when you’re wearing make-up or SPF, you’ll be golden.
Team L&M x