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How to cleanse your face

Let’s face it: people have made many mistakes when using cosmetic products in recent decades. As a result, they have damaged their skin instead of supporting it.

Cleaning your face plays an essential role in skincare routine. Let’s take a look at the ingredients we should avoid and point out the most effective and safe methods to clean our skin.

1. Wash your hands before washing your face

Keeping this in mind can make a big difference! Think about what your hands have touched today. It is important not to transfer bacteria and dirt from your hands onto your face. Wash your hands first!

2. Use a two-step cleansing routine when using make-up

First, remove make-up with our Babyface make-up remover, which is also suitable for removing eye makeup. It is a creamy mixture of vegetable oils and bioactive substances, removing makeup effortlessly and leaving the skin nourished, calm, and smooth. You can use cotton pads or facial washcloths.

3. Choose a product suitable for your skin condition

Check the ingredients. Sulphates can be too harsh and irritating to the skin. See if the product contains sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) or ammonium lauryl sulphate.

SLS is one of the cheapest and strongest surfactants in skin care products and one of the most irritating ones. SLS can remove the lipids of the stratum corneum and penetrate deep into the skin’s viable layers, and cause skin irritation and inflammation (Lémery et al, 2015).

The cleanser is too harsh for your skin if your skin feels squeaky and tight after using it.

All LUMI cleansers are free of surfactants because we believe we should not remove the microbiome and protective barrier from our skin’s surface. It is our skin’s best and most natural defence against environmental damage, bacteria and premature ageing. With the right cleanser, your skin will feel good and smooth.

Our cleansing products for everyday use are gentle, and the acid content is not too harsh for the skin. We do not favour shocking the skin with strong acids. We recommend daily gentle skincare that gives the same result over time and without developing additional skin problems because of harsh skincare.

TUNDRA AHA-BHA cleansing milk is ideal for acne-prone skin. The cleansing milk exfoliates the skin preventing pore clogging, and mildly but effectively offers maximum results without drying the skin. AHA acids are crucial in anti-ageing skincare routines, making this product an ideal anti-ageing cleanser.

The keratolytic abilities of AHAs weaken the bonds between dead skin cells, making them exfoliate, resulting in a fresher look and less clogged pores. The composition includes a unique mixture from the Amazon rainforest (Copaifera officinalis (balsam copaiba) resin, Carapa guaianensis (Andiroba) seed oil and Euterpe oleracea (Açaí palm) pulp oil). Studies prove it reduces acne breakouts by up to 42.9% after 48 days of continuous use.

Moisturising facial cleansing milk is a perfect choice for sensitive skin. It is free of fragrances, surfactant-free and does not irritate the skin. It is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones. The cold-pressed hemp seed oil has valuable omega fatty acids that help restore the skin barrier. The lactic acid exfoliates gently and accelerates cell regeneration creating a radiant and even complexion.

TIP! Use cleansing milks as a deep cleansing mask a few times a week, and keep it on your face for up to 5 minutes before washing off, depending on how your skin reacts.

4. Avoid washing your face too often

Washing your face 1-2 times a day is enough. People with oily skin tend to wash their faces too often. Overwashing makes the skin very dry, and the skin produces even more oil because of it. Wash your face with lukewarm water because too hot water irritates and dries the skin and makes it produce more sebum, and cold water does not wash away the dirt. Washing your face should take at least 60 seconds so that the ingredients of the cleansing milk can remove all unnecessary from the skin.

5. Drying your face

Use a soft towel and change it after a couple of days. Air-dry the towel between uses. You do not need to rub your face completely dry with a towel. Pat most of the water off and use skincare products suitable for applying on damp skin.

6. The finishing touches

After washing your face, use a face toner to balance the skin`s pH and prepare the skin for serums and creams. For example, Superbloom Skin Toning Gel-Tonic gives a solid finish to your cleansing routine. Use it as a daily face wash for normal and problematic skin. The toner revitalises, evens out the skin, and adds shine.

A high nutrient concentration gives the toner a rich texture, which your skin cells eagerly absorb.

Tundra AHA-BPA cleansing milk is the perfect companion to Yarrow mist with salicylic acid, which soothes and clarifies teenage skinSilver willow extract reduces sebum production and has an exfoliating effect.

If you don’t want to wash your skin too often, but need refreshment during the day, we recommend trying one of our hydrosols or floral waters. For example, Lavender hydrosol is:

Follow these tips to have healthy, strong, radiant, and clean facial skin.

Photo: Caroline Sada

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