[photo credit: Collective Beauty]
Scrubs, foams, oils, double cleansing – there are more than a handful of ways to wash your face! But my absolute favorite way to get that deep clean feeling is with a balm.
The key to getting soft, radiant skin with a balm, like my Radiant Cleansing Balm, is to start with a dry face and dry hands. I know this goes against every washing rule your mother taught you – but splash, lather, and rinse is a thing of the past!
Soaps with a thick lather can strip the skin of its natural oils, which can leave your face feeling rough or hypersensitive. When your body feels too dry, oil glands go into hyper-drive, producing more sebum, which can clog your pores and cause breakouts or even wrinkles – yikes!!
But, a great balm will clear congested pores, remove deep impurities, and nourish dull skin without overly drying.
HERE’S THE FOOLPROOF WAY TO WASH YOUR FACE WITH A CLEANSING BALM
Step 1: Start with a small scoop of the Radiant Cleansing Balm in clean, DRY hands. Dry is the key that many forget! Warm the product between your fingers and apply to a DRY face. Yep, even if you are wearing makeup – a good balm should melt your stubborn mascara. Gently massage the balm in circular motions all over your face.
Step 2: Wet a clean muslin cloth with hot water, and wring the cloth damp. Place the cloth over your face and wait a moment for the steam to open your pores. It feels like a mini-facial right at home. So take a deep breath, and let the scent of clove and rosemary relax you.
Step 3: Take the muslin cloth and wipe away the day. If you are wearing heavy makeup, you may need to wet the muslin cloth and sponge face again to cleanse completely.
Step 4: A quick splash of cool water will leave your skin feeling refreshed and prep your face for any serums or treatments to follow. And of course, always finish any skincare routine with your favorite moisturizer.
I prefer to use this cleansing balm in the evening. But, I know those who tend to have dry skin love using a balm in the morning too, especially if you find traditional lathering soaps too harsh.
Press play to see the Radiant Cleansing Balm in action.