How to use your facial cleanser to get the best results
While cleansing your face might seem like one of the most basic elements of any skincare routine, getting it right - or wrong, can actually make or break the overall wellbeing and appearance of your skin. The cleanser is the foundation of your skincare routine, so it’s important you know how to use it effectively otherwise the other skincare you’re using won’t get the chance to really work. Though it may initially seem straightforward—just a splash of water, a gentle face cleanser, and a rinse—mastering the art of facial cleansing requires a bit of finesse. To make sure you’re putting your scrubbing to good use, here is how we recommend using your facial cleanser to get the best results.
The Daily Cleanse
A daily cleanser will go a long way in keeping your complexion healthy. This initial cleanse ensures that your cleanser can penetrate deeply into your pores, promoting a thorough clean, and allowing the active ingredients to work effectively. For those with dry or sensitive skin, we recommend a cleansing balm that can remove surface dirt while preserving the integrity of the skin barrier. An oil-based cleanser like our cleansing balm is used to lift and draw out oil-based impurities like excess sebum, makeup and SPF. Simply dispense a modest amount of cleanser onto your palm, gently emulsify the product by rubbing your palms together and apply it to a dry face with dry, clean hands. Read on to learn everything you need to know about Cleansing Balm.
It is possible that you may not have thoroughly cleansed your skin as well as you believed the previous night or even skipped it altogether (we’ve all been there). To achieve a thorough clean out of your skin, we recommend doing a double cleanse using a foaming or gel cleanser that effectively targets water-based impurities, like sweat, dirt, and bacteria that could lead to further breakouts. This second cleanse also ensures that any residue left behind after the initial cleanse is completely washed away, leaving the skin completely clean and refreshed. When selecting a facial cleanser, it is essential to opt for pH-balanced products that can efficiently eliminate excess oil without disrupting the skin’s natural moisture levels, like our Saya Cleansing Gel.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about the Cleasning Gel.
Embrace the Art of Massage
Use light, circular motions when applying cleanser to your face. Take your time to indulge in a soothing facial massage, stimulating blood circulation and relaxing facial muscles. Being mindful of the delicate areas around your eyes and lips, we recommend massaging your facial cleansers into the skin for 60 seconds.
Rinse, Rinse, Rinse!
Now it’s time to rinse away! Using lukewarm water and a damp cloth, you can wipe your skin clean, ensuring no residue is left behind. Take care to avoid water that is too hot, as it can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it feeling dry and dehydrated. Pat your face dry with a clean, soft towel and try to avoid rubbing.
Follow Up with Your Skincare Routine
Now that your skin is cleansed and prepped, it’s the perfect opportunity to layer on your favorite skincare products. The clean canvas you’ve created with your cleanser allows these subsequent products to penetrate deeply, enhancing their effectiveness and delivering optimal results. At Saya, we like to start with a face mist that serves as a preparatory step to enhance the absorption of nourishing ingredients that will follow. We love the Rose Water Toning Mist as it works to kickstart the process of replenishing moisture levels in your skin. For
an instant brightening effect, opt for a Vitamin C-rich product like our Glow Serum, which effectively revitalises and plumps the skin (Tip: apply while your skin is still slightly damp.) Next step is your moisturiser, that not only works to lock in the moisture, but seals in the water-based serum that you just applied. In the AM, we suggest opting for a lightweight option like our Balance Moisture, while in the PM, a richer night cream such as our Intense Night Repair is ideal. And if you’re in need of a little extra hydration, we recommend the Saya Renew Serum. Formulated with essential fatty acids, it not only locks in moisture but also rejuvenates the skin, leaving it plump and deeply hydrated.
Consistency is Key
To unlock the full potential of your facial cleanser, consistency is paramount. Make it a part of your daily skincare routine, using it both morning and evening. By remaining consistent, you allow the cleanser’s ingredients to work in synergy with your skin’s natural renewal process, promoting long-term benefits and a healthy, radiant complexion.
Saya Facial Cleansers
What sets Saya’s cleansers apart from others? Similar to your regular cleanser, you apply it to your skin and rinse off the residue. However, unlike traditional cleansing products, the notable advantage of our cleanser lies in its integration of fully active ingredients that penetrate deep into the pores and continue treating the skin even after it has been washed away. Our unique formulations ensure that the benefits of our cleansers extend beyond the cleansing step, providing ongoing treatment and nourishment to your skin. Formulated with highly effective native Australian ingredients fused with powerful actives, and led by years of research and education, Saya embodies the delicate balance between science, sustainability, and simplicity – proving they can all be synonymous with natural skincare. Having a good cleanser in your skincare routine, and knowing how to effectively use it, is fundamental - because an efficient cleansing ritual lays the foundation for the rest of your skincare routine. Indulge in the art of facial cleansing with Saya and enjoy your newfound radiance!
Saya® Skincare is a natural, science-backed botanic skincare line created with conscious intention; of the people who use it, and the planet who sustains us all. Formulated with highly effective native Australian ingredients fused with powerful actives, and led by years of research and education, Saya embodies the delicate balance between science, sustainability, and simplicity – proving they can all be synonymous with natural skincare.
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