If you're going all natural with your skincare regime, here's how to best remove heavy make-up.
ONE way is to use one of our natural soaps (yes! natural cold-process soaps are great to use on face too) by generating a nice thick lather and massaging that into the face to remove make-up , and following it up with one of the facial powder cleansers for the perfect cleanse.
Pat dry and use a light moisturizer if you feel the need for it.
This works well for all skin types.
ANOTHER way is the OIL CLEANSING METHOD. This is an age old method that's found popularity once again. The basic idea behind oil cleansing is that “like dissolves like.” In other words, putting clean, nourishing oils on your skin is supposed to unclog pores, remove dead skin, pollutants, and make up.
This is especially suited for dry and mature skins, but suitable, none the less for all skin types.
- virgin coconut oil
- sesame oil
- olive oil
- sweet almond oil
- grapeseed oil
- avocado oil
- sunflower oil
- apricot kernel oil
- jojoba oil
There are 2 ways to oil cleanse -
Basic oil cleanse method
- Put 1/2 to 1 teaspoons of oil in the palm of your hand. For dry skin, try coconut or sesame oil. For acne-prone or oily, combination skin, try sunflower or jojoba oil. Try any oil for normal skin.
- Apply the oil to your dry face. Use your fingertips to gently massage the oil into the skin for a minute or two to slowly remove impurities.
- Use a damp, warm washcloth to gently wipe away the oil. Be careful not to press too hard or scrub at your skin since this can irritate the skin. A smooth, soft washcloth is always best. You can also just pat down with a soft tissue and rinse with warm water if you want some of the oil to stay on your skin. Your face should be hydrated when you’re done, but not greasy or overly irritated from wiping. A powder cleanser can also be used here to additional cleansing of the oil, nutrient penetration into the skin.
- Pat dry with a towel and apply a light moisturizer if you feel you need it.
Double cleanse method
If you’re prone to acne or have oily, combination skin, you will want to follow this method. You’ll still get the cleaning and hydrating benefits of the oil cleanse, but you won’t have to worry about any oil being left behind to clog your pores.
- Follow the first three steps above for a basic oil cleanse.
- Then wash with natural soap to remove excess oil and finally follow through with the powder cleanser.
- Pat dry with a towel.
Oil Cleansing can be done no more than once a day, at bedtime would be the best.
Those who follow the simple soap and cleanser routine can do this oil cleansing once a week.