Question: Why is cleansing important?
Cleansing the skin is necessary to remove dirt, pollution, makeup and other impurities that build up on the skin. Some of nature’s best cleansers must contain oil because the skin makes and has a natural layer of oil called sebum. A cleanser must be able to mix with the skin’s natural oils to help remove unwanted residue from the face. This may seem difficult to believe, but natural oils that mimic the skin’s natural sebum are a wonderful way to cleanse the skin. This is why most of our cleansers contain natural oils such as jojoba, coconut, sesame or olive. However, we do carry some cleansers that are oil-free for those who feel an oil-free cleanser is necessary. The main purpose of holistic skin care is to bring balance back to the skin. Often overuse of harsh, alcohol-laden cleansers, toners and creams cause the skin to produce too much oil in an effort to replenish the moisture that it loses due to these unhealthy commercial products. Follow cleansing with our toner and facial herbal serum, then finish your beauty ritual with one of our facial oil serums or moisturizers.
Use: Twice daily morning and night.
Splash your face with lukewarm water. Put a few pumps or a small scoop of our cleanser into your palm. Add a few drops of water or apply the cleanser directly onto your face and neck. Gently massage your face and neck in an upward, circular motion working the cleanser into your skin. Use a washcloth if you like, but please use one designed especially for the face. Cleanse for at least 30 seconds or up to a few minutes. Ideally you should focus on healing and purifying your skin as you go through your skin care routine. Rinse off the cleanser with warm water. Most cleansers will rinse off easily without leaving a residue, but we have some cleansers that have extra oil in them to help restore balance to dry skin. They leave a moisturizing, protective layer that is light enough for pores to breathe through and will not clog the skin. Pat skin dry with a soft towel. Follow with toner and serum.