Washing your face has always been the most important step in a skincare routine. It helps keep skin clean, safe, and wrinkle-free.
But did you know that if you tweak how you use your cleanser, you can get much better results without much extra effort? Here are the top cleansing tips that will amplify your skincare results and work overtime for your skin!
Warm Water – Not Hot
In the cold winter months, it can be very tempting to turn up the temperature on your water when you wash your face. Unfortunately, this can cause some serious damage to your skin, and even make your products less effective. When you are using your cleanser either morning or night, experts are in 100% agreement that you should never use anything but warm water.
Warm water will help keep your skin barrier and pH levels balanced when using your cleanser. Warm water will complement the texture of your oil cleanser and help it dig deeper at removing dirt and oil from pores. Warm water will also help keep pores smaller, as it will work in synergy with your oil cleanser to remove gunk so your pores can shrink back to a smaller size. Warm water will also make sure that you’re not compromising the important anti-aging ingredients that are included in every bottle of our Lavender Oil Cleanser!
Use A Towel
Dry skin in the winter is one of the most common skin ailments. That leads to millions of Americans reaching for an abrasive exfoliator to help remove dull skin and fight dryness and flakes. The truth about abrasive exfoliants is that they cause tiny holes in your skin called micro-tears. These tiny rips are what lead to scarring, dark spots, and wrinkles on your face. Thankfully, there are much safer and easier ways to exfoliate that will benefit your skin without the risk of damage.
When using your oil cleanser, opt for removing it with a damp cloth. The magic of oil is that it will gently exfoliate the skin as you rub it in. For extra exfoliating power, use a washcloth to gently remove the cleanser from your skin after washing. This will help give your face a deeper clean while also working to help exfoliate away any dead skin, wrinkles, or dirt on your face. Not only will this lead to a brighter complexion, but you’ll be able to see and feel a difference in your skin after the first time!
One of the worst things the skincare industry ever did was tell you to wet your face before washing it. Traditional cleansers like soaps or the ones that foam started this rumor because their products are filled with ingredients that are made to lather. While seeing lather gives you the idea that a product is working, it’s actually quite the opposite. When you wet your face and use foam to clean, it never gets deep enough into pores, which leads to enlarged pores and an uneven complexion.
The first step is ditching the soap, and the second is applying it to a dry face. When using your oil cleanser, apply it to dry skin. When the oil is applied to a dry surface, it can attach to dirt and oil to pull it out of pores like a magnet. That means your cleanser is working twice as hard and providing even better results! This won’t just help clean pores to make them smaller, but it will also leave your skin softer and more supple after every wash!