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What is cleansing?
Cleansing the skin is the process of removing dead skin cells, oil, dirt and other pollutants on the surface of the skin, helping to keep pores clear, and prevent skin conditions such as acne and ageing. It is imperative for maintaining a healthy, well-functioning skin and minimising oxidative stress on our skin cells.
How often should I cleanse?
For optimal skin health and function, we recommend cleansing twice per day; morning and evening. In the morning, a single cleanse will ensure that you have gently removed excess oils and impurities that are excreted from the skin overnight. This will prepare your skin for corrective serums, toners and moisturisers, and reduce product usage. Of an evening, a double cleanse is recommended; the first cleanse is best done with a cleansing oil or cleansing balm, this will dissolve makeup and oil-based impurities. The second cleanse using a cream, gel or foaming cleanser, depending on your skins needs, will regulate the skins pH, remove any oil residue, and gently cleanse the skin in preparation for your night-time skincare routine.
What products should I use?
O Cosmedics - Nourishing Cleansing Balm
Balm-oil-milk cleanser. Sure to become your favourite pre-cleanser or straight out cleanser, Nourishing Cleansing Balm is heavenly and cloud like, goes on as a balm, is massaged in as an oil and turns to a milk with water, picking up dirt, pollution and makeup as it goes.
Offers intense antioxidant protection, hydrating and soothing benefits while supporting deep cleansing of the skin and the removal of oil soluble build-up.
O Cosmedics - Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser
Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser is the perfect choice as it’s suitable for all skin types, doubles as an eye makeup remover and will leave your skin feeling clean without that stripped feeling. Double this with a silky-smooth cleansing cloth like The Skin Shammy and you have the ultimate cleansing action with the softest feel and finish.
Dermalogica - Precleanse
Deep-cleansing oil melts make-up and impurities from skin. Achieve ultra clean and healthy-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse. Thoroughly melt away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day. Ideal even for oily skin conditions.
Dermalogica - Special Cleansing Gel
Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions. Refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. This iconic cleanser, which contains naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria, gently rinses away toxins and debris to leave skin feeling smooth and clean. Lightweight and mild enough to use every day, it also features calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts to soothe the skin.
The team at Complete Skin & Beauty salons are passionate about skin health and cleansing the skin is a key contributor to achieiving optimal skin health and function. If you are interested to learn more about your skin and how to look after it, book in for a free skin consultation at your local salon.
Maddison loves working at Complete Skin and Beauty Keperra as a Senior Dermal Therapist. She strives for client satisfaction and building their confidence, and enjoys working with a like minded team and effective products that make her job enjoyable and rewarding. Maddison enjoys sharing her knowledge with clients and helping them reach their goals.
Senior Dermal Therapist
Complete Skin & Beauty Keperra