Happy National Cleanse Your Skin Week
National Cleanse Your Skin Week is here just in time to refresh your skin and your skincare routine as the summer continues to heat up. We’ve got you covered with cleansers for any skin type, as well as some great tips and tricks to get your skin healthy and glowing now and all year long.
Cleansing is arguably the most fundamental step in your skin care regimen, and while it seems like a pretty straightforward task, it is far more than soap and water. In addition to starting with a cleanser designed with your specific skin type in mind, there are a few cleansing techniques we recommend adding to your repertoire, like removing makeup beforehand to help your cleanser go the extra mile or sticking to a balanced water temperature to keep from shocking your skin which can cause irritation.
If your skin leans toward the dryer side of the spectrum, your ideal everyday cleanser is Rehydrating Neroli Cleansing Milk. This light cream cleanser gently cleanses even sensitive skin, removing impurities and makeup as it softens, soothes and replenishes moisture. Aromatic, nourishing botanicals add even more benefits: Neroli Oil – extracted from the bitter orange blossom – hydrates and oxygenates; Apricot Kernel Oil softens; and Aloe Vera extract soothes and promotes healing and cell renewal.
For those with oilier or combination skin types, Correcting Foaming Cleanser offers an airy yet concentrated foam to remove oils, makeup and impurities as an exclusive acid complex sloughs dulling surface cells to reveal a bright, clean complexion. Phytic and Salicylic Acids help remove dead skin cells to relieve congested pores as they inhibit bacteria to improve skin texture and function. The addition of Witch Hazel, a naturally-derived extract, combines astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that further remove excess oils and minimize pore size. Lastly, Oleanic Acid and Olive Leaf, Algae and Aloe Vera Leaf extracts offer a soothing anti-inflammatory effect to help clear skin and reduce sensitivity. This cleanser is perfect for anyone experiencing breakouts as excess oils and impurities are removed without stripping using natural ingredients to leave skin balanced, refreshed and radiant.
For normal skin types seeking a gentle yet renewing clean, look no further than Rejuvenating Cleansing Gel, which gently yet thoroughly removes makeup and impurities and rinses clean without disturbing skin’s moisture balance to leave skin soft, supple and refreshed. Luxurious and botanically-based, this formula features Rose Flower Oil to help smooth skin surface, improve circulation and ease redness and couperose skin; Cocamidopropyl Betaine, coconut-derived cleansing agent that dissolves impurities without stripping or drying; and Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein to help retain moisture as it conditions and protects.
Twice daily cleansing is ideal to remove makeup, impurities, excess oil and even dead skin cells and allow skin to “breathe” and self-repair overnight and refresh and prepare skin for makeup application and the day ahead by morning. In addition, this is an ideal time to perform a quick facial massage – rather than just rush through cleansing, take time to massage forehead, cheeks and jawline too with fingertips to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage before wiping clean with a damp soft washcloth and splashing face with pure water and patting dry before continuing the rest of your skincare regimen. Happy Cleansing!