Double cleansing is the process where you clean your skin twice in the morning and then twice in the evening. Cleansing is so important to your skin’s health so dedicating a minute or two on your cleansing routine will be of great benefit. Cleansing removes the dirt, grime, dead skin cells and importantly any sun screen off the surface of the skin, preventing congestion, breakouts, dull, rough textured skin and even in the long term, premature ageing. Deep cleansing the skin ensures the surface of the skin is ready for Youthphoria's super-charged skin care products. This way you are maximising the benefit from Youthphoria products. Remember to cleanse into the hair line and around the ears and down the neck focus on areas of congestion.
It’s important to cleanse in the morning as the skin collects dirt, debris and grime (especially off our pillows) during our sleep as well as removing last night’s residue of moisturiser. Cleansing in the evening removes the dirt and grime the skin collects throughout the day as well as the residue of dead skin cells the skin naturally sheds this is often combined with the excess oil the skin secretes throughout the day, this cleanse importantly also removes sun screen and any make up you applied that morning.
1st Cleansing Step
Use a pre-cleansing oil or the Revitex cleansing cream for your first cleanse as this will remove the initial surface makeup, debris and oils. They work on the principle that like attracts like, the oil in the product attracts and ‘grabs’ the oil as well as the dirt, make-up and debris on the skin surface. Using a cleansing oil or cream ensures your second cleanse with your normal cleanser can work to its full potential leaving the skin super clean and prepared for your active serums and cosmeceutical creams. The great thing about this first cleanse is that it’s great at removing waterproof and oil based products like sun screens, long-lasting lipsticks, eyeliner and waterproof mascara.
2nd Cleansing Step
This step requires the Revitex nutrient facial cleansing gel with a gentle yet effective surfactant (degreasing agent) and doesn't strip the skin of oils, so your skin doesn't try to over compensate. These normally come in the form of a . If you have dry skin you will need to use a milder cleanser with less surfactant, they often come in the form of a creamy cleanser. If you experience sensitivity, choose a cleanser ensuring it has no known skin irritants eg. artificial colours, fragrance, sulphates and has calming, anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients.
Youthphoria Pro Tips
Spend at least 1 to two full minutes on the cleansing routine using your fingers to work the cleanser into the skin in light circular motions. Paying attention to any areas where you may have congestion such as the nose, forehead, neck or chin
There is no need to change your cleanser during the seasons as your skin type does not change winter to summer, what does change is your skin condition, being perhaps more sensitive and dehydrated.
If using a gel cleanser ensure that it foams with sufficient water so that it can lift and remove dirt and oils from the skin.
Facilitate the cleansing routine and improve its effectiveness by using an exfoliating facial brush, you can try the Clarisonic which work via ultrasonic vibrations.
Apply the correct amount of product to the skin with clean hands according the product directions, to ensure you get an effective cleanse.
To remove all traces of the cleanser use tepid water and then follow by using a facial cloth, if desired to dry the face and remove all remaining residues. Don't forget to remove the cleanser off around the hair line, under the chin and behind the ears, if not you can end up with breakouts and or congestion.