Back To Basics - Cleansing 101
Posted on 05/10/18
We apply makeup and skincare treatments to help our skin look healthy and fresh, but the key to great skin also has to do with the way you cleanse. If you’ve had the same cleansing routine for a while now, take note. These tips from our Field Trainer Hayley Fahd will help your skin looks its best.
“I have always considered the skin like the most delicate of silks which must be cleansed without harm” – Madame Ella Bache
Know Your Product but First Know Your Skin
As no two skins are alike, we always encourage our clients to seek a skin diagnosis in salon before considering a new cleanser. Someone who assumes they have oily skin may actually have a balanced combination skin, it’s important to understand your skin condition so you can find the appropriate products to meet your individual needs.
Having a skin diagnosis can help identify the condition of your skin i.e. pigmentation, dehydration, fine lines and the skin care solutions available to correct your concerns.
Cleanse Once in the Morning and Twice at Night
We recommend clients to cleanse once in the morning and twice in the evening. Cleansing in the morning will help to regulate oil flow and improve the performance of your makeup. In the evening, your first cleanse will dissolve makeup and help wash away pollutants whilst the second cleanse will regulate oil flow and balance your skin.
Cleansing Tips: When cleansing, move your hands in circular motion upwards as gently as possible. Cleanse section by section. Use a face cloth and a sponge that dries hard to prevent bacteria build up.
Exfoliate for Your Skin Condition
When using the right exfoliating product for your skin, exfoliation can help break down the build up of dead skin cells to improve absorption and boost hydration. Your beauty therapist can recommend the best product for your skin.
Depending on your skin type, you should exfoliate twice a week on average.
Cleansing Your Eyes and Lips
The skin on your lips and eyes is different from the rest of the face. As there is no active oil around the eye area, choose a product that will not strip the skin’s oil. To cleanse the lip area, choose a gentle emollient product like Ella Baché Eye and Lip Cleanser to successfully lift stubborn makeup. To cleanse your eyes, use your ring & forefinger in an outward direction to facilitate lymphatic drainage for reduced puffiness.
Once your skin is dry, you should follow immediately with your prescribed skincare.
If you want to get to know your skin type, our unique skin diagnosis tool TrUView is available in salon and David Jones. You can also have your skin diagnosed online here.