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The importance of cleansing facial skin cannot be stressed enough. This is particularly important at the end of the day when skin has a buildup of sebum, grime and makeup. Research has shown this to be the key to slowing down the aging process, preventing large pores and keeping you looking younger for longer with glowing, radiant skin.
While sleeping, blood flow to the skin is higher, removing dead cells and encouraging cell repair. If cells are clogged with dirt and grime, this process will be hampered.
You may ask ‘”Why, if you washed your face before going to bed, is it necessary to do it again in the morning”. Well since skin was working hard all night to replenish itself, it stands to reason that more dead cells have accumulated and need to be washed away. Besides, you can start the day with a fresh, clean face.
The science behind cleansing:
Make up is generally oil based and this, along with sebum production, attracts dirt and grime to the skin. The best method of cleansing is twofold, oil and a gel or foaming cleanser. Oil works on the principle of ‘like attracts like’ and gently and effectively dissolves accumulated dirt and grime.
Gels or foaming cleansers acts as an emulsifier to remove the last traces of oil and grime. Natural, chemical free ‘No soap’ cleansers which contain plant derived surfactants, are gentle and suitable for all skin types leaving skin clean, soft and moisturized without stripping the acid mantle of the skin.
This double process leaves skin totally and deeply clean and ready to receive the next stages of your beauty regime, toning and feeding.
The products to cleanse with both from JINJA Skin Care:
Many virgin or cold pressed oils are suitable to cleanse the face, virgin olive oil being one of them but if you don’t feel like smelling like a salad, look no further than Lavender and Chamomile Body Oil a blend of oils for cleansing the skin with the delicate fragrance of Lavender and Roman Chamomile.
Hibiscus and Pomegranate Gel Cleanser, is a gentle and hardworking foaming cleanser, suitable for all skin types, with the added anti-aging benefits of hibiscus extract and pomegranate oil. Hibiscus contains natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids which gently exfoliates the skin, removing dead cells and evening out skin tone. Pomegranate Oil contains elagic acid which inhibits the formation of sun and age spots. It stimulates collagen production, treats hyperpigmentation and brightens the complexion. Naturally astringent, Rosemary and Geranium oil facilitates blood circulation helping scars and spots to fade. Both oils are powerful aromatics giving a heavenly fragrance to the gel.
The method of cleansing:
Place a few drops of oil on a damp cotton wool round, wipe over the entire face and neck, avoiding the eye area. This can be repeated if desired. Work a little of the gel into a rich lather on the face and then rinse thoroughly.
This small investment of time will result in clean, glowing skin and the start to a radiant complexion.