This Cleanser Is the Answer to Your Dry Skin Problems
As we start a fresh new season with new temperature changes and unpredictable weather, you might find your complexion is in need of some extra special care. You've stocked up on a moisturising face mask, you've given your body a super-nourishing treat . . . but have you considered swapping up your cleanser?
Foaming and gel cleansers can contain ingredients like SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) which can strip and irritate sensitised skin. Enter stage right: the cleansing balm. These formulas are usually oil-based so they gently remove any dirt, grease and makeup without damaging your skin. If you combine these with a muslin cloth (many on the market come with one of these) you also get the benefits of manual exfoliation too. Cleansing balms are also multi-purpose, here's how you can use them:
- Makeup Remover: Use your fingers to massage over eyes, lips and cheeks to remove all traces of makeup. Without stripping the skin, the balm will lift the makeup and you can wipe off with the muslin cloth or a warm towel.
- Oil Control: Oil-based cleansing balms allow for more hydration for dry, ageing skin, helping to plump and smooth complexion. Even suitable for oily skin, the natural oils actually have a sebum-regulating effect on the skin, so you feel clean but not stripped.
- Overnight Mask: Apply a thick layer of the botanical infused, oil-rich balm for an intensive overnight treatment. Going to sleep with a mask is one of the best ways you can deeply nourish and prep for glowing skin the next day.
- Relaxing Massage: Gently massage in a circular motion into face, neck and décolletage, removing impurities and softening skin. Rinse off using a face cloth and warm water.
We switched up our cleanser to one of these over a month ago and the change in our skin has been real; softer, smoother and so much clearer. Read on to see 10 of the best cleansing balms, click to add to cart and start using straight away — your skin will thank you!