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Ritual of daily double cleansing is an incredibly important two-step process of any beauty routine. The first cleanse simply removes the makeup, impurities, sweat, dirt, dust, smoke, heavy metals, makeup, etc. that settles on your skin during the day, and the second deeply cleanses the surface of the skin and pores as well as removes dead skin cells. By doing this, you create a clean base to receive the bio-actives in your serums and moisturisers.
Without this two-step cleansing process, the bio-actives in your serums and moisturisers will not get a proper chance to be absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin. It is specifically becoming a problem in the cities where pollution is high due to smoke, free radicals, heavy metals, and other materials.
Cleansers have become a part of the daily ritual combined with self-care. Life has become so busy and can take a toll on our body at many levels which can raise stress due to tight muscles and lymph blockage, for example. It is suggested to take at least 1-2 minutes to give your cleanser the opportunity to do its job rather than heading straight down for washing it off. Apply medium-firm pressure and always use a headband to get hair out of the face and to cleanse as close to the hairline as possible.
Beauty routine has become more than just face cleansing and has become a self-care ritual. These self-care rituals do wonders to your health, healing, and wellbeing. It gives us the opportunity to connect to yourself, listen to your body which helps to reduce stress by releasing good hormones.
It is vital to choose the right cleanser for your skin-type, especially for the first cleanse. It is also important to remove the sweat, dirt, dust, impurities, and dead skin cells even if you don’t wear makeup.
Normally, a plant-based oil cleanser like La Mav Marula Face Cleansing Oil works best as a first cleanse to dissolve and remove oil, grime, sweat, and dirt from the skin’s surface. The second cleanse should be based on the skin-type. For example, a natural non-stripping, foaming cleanser, like the La Mav Sweet Orange Foaming Cleanser, is ideal for oily/combination skin. A natural cream cleanser is great for dry/dehydrated skin, such as the La Mav Hydra-Calm Cleansing Crème.
While micellar waters have risen in popularity across the globe, especially in France, and the two-step oil and water cleansing ritual is strong in Korea, some people may wonder, ‘what is the modern Australian cleansing ritual?’ The skin trend for 2020 is that Australians are seeking more ethical, natural, and organic skincare solutions than ever before.
Through education, more Australian women now understand the importance of cleansing as they have realised the benefits of healthy skin. After all, skin is the largest organ of our body so we need to look after it!
Cleansers play a major role in balancing the skin’s pH, which in turn plays a vital role in keeping the skin’s microflora in a healthy balance. It can make or break the balance in the skin microbiome, so it’s essential to choose the right cleanser for your skin. It is also really important to note that cleansing should be done twice a day.