A regular cleansing ritual is one of the key pillars for healthy glowing skin. It's the first and most important step of any skincare ritual - if we don't cleanse well we can waste a lot of time, product and money trying to rebalance our skin and put back the nutrients and protective layers we stripped away.
The acid mantle of the skin is slightly acidic and typically sits between pH 4.4 - 6.2. This barrier protects our skin from allergens, pollutants, pathogens and the weather, as well as helps to retain moisture. However, the acid mantle is fragile and needs looking after - too often cleansers can be too harsh on our skin, stripping it of all its natural oils and compromising the fine balance of our skin's microbiome.
Our organic honey gel cleansers are formulated to gently lift away dirt and dead skin cells without damaging the skin's natural ecosystem, leaving skin clean and refreshed without dryness or tightness. They go beyond just the surface and deeply cleanse the skin. We love to take a few minutes to massage our cleansers into wet skin, breathing in the beautiful scents and stimulating the blood to come to the surface to absorb the nutrients before washing off. One of our favourite things to do is to pair our honey gel cleansers with our natural konjac sponge for the ultimate cleansing ritual that leaves skin clean, smooth and bright.
This act of cleansing is a great form of self-love - it is an intentional step out of the whirlwind of our days, into a grounding moment of reflection and solitude. On busy days, it can be one of the few moments we get completely to ourselves - a few blissful minutes of self-care in which time slows down and we can breathe deeply. We always recommend cleansing day and night, both for your skin and your mood - life always feels better after a cleanse!
- Morning - our bodies carry out many detoxification and repair processes whilst we sleep and so our skin is lightly coated with sweat and cellular debris upon waking. Gently removing this allows the skin to breathe freely and lets any further products be better absorbed. If your skin is sensitive to hard water then you can always take a cotton pad and cleanse in the morning with our Rose Otto Hydrating Toner.
- Night - double cleansing is a lovely indulgence for your skin at the end of a long day. Even if you don't wear make-up, your skin gathers dirt and pollutants throughout the day, which can cause congestion and dullness. Use an organic oil or balm first to lift away oil-soluble dirt, heavy make-up, sunscreen and pollution from the skin's surface, removing with a soft muslin or washcloth before more deeply cleansing the skin with your honey gel cleanser.