Cleansing is the foundation of any good skincare routine and can ensure that your skin is best prepared for moisturisation or treatment. Choose your cleanser wisely:
• Cream Cleansers – work to gently remove impurities and toxins from the skin. They are most effective if massaged thoroughly into the skin for at least 2-3 minutes (as this encourages bloodflow to the skin and reactivates the lymphatic system) and removed with a cotton pad or flannel. Cream cleansers are especially beneficial for those with dry or mature skin as they are less alkaline than foaming soaps and help to balance oil.
• Milk Cleansers – are slightly lighter than cream cleansers containing more water-moisture. They are beneficial for dehydrated, sensitive or dry skins as they will boost hydration in the epidermis without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
• Foaming Cleansers and Soaps – work to deeply cleanse the skin removing excess oil and impurities. Organic foaming cleansers should be made without harsh detergents and often include hydrating ingredients like aloe vera and plant extracts. They are especially beneficial for those with oily or normal skin.
Toning is invaluable to refine the look of the skin and boost water-moisture levels ready for moisturisation. You should choose your toner based on the active herbs and essential oils included in the blend to best benefit your skin condition.
Either use your toner on a cotton pad to remove last traces of cleanser or spritz the face before moisturizing.
Toning is one area where the fairest formulations work the best – at Melvita our range of Floral Waters can make the perfect toners in any skin routine as their simple floral actives deliver skin benefits no matter what your skin type.