Over the last month or so I’ve got really up close and personal with a fair few faces – In a purely professional capacity may I add. And what’s really amazed me, is hearing people’s skincare routine and how wrong they are getting it.
Ive spoken to;
⛔️ Clients with oily skin using a harsh cleanser to ‘strip’ oil.
⛔️ Clients that are scrubbing the skin to try and remove congestion/what they think are blackheads.
⛔️ Clients with dry skin using a foaming gel wash that leaves their face tight.
⛔️ Clients that wear a lot of makeup only giving their face a quick swill in the sink or a quick wipe over with a face wipe.
⛔️ Clients that are confusing their skin with the wrong products.
⛔️ Clients not removing makeup or washing their face at all before bed – the worst sinner of them all!! 😆 Well, no, they’re not actually, because using the wrong products on your skin is probably worse than not using any at all!
So from what I’ve been hearing it seems that it’s the cleansing that’s causing the most issues for a lot of people. If you’re using a harsh cleansing wash to strip oily skin your skin will just think it needs more oil, so it will go into overdrive to produce even more. And if you have a more dry skin that’s left tight after you’ve washed it you’re going to make the dryness worse too.
After learning about the Charlie Locks Skincare range, they don’t agree with treating skin by ‘type’, as our skin changes through our lives and even through the seasons. So they promote the principle of good skin care respectful of all skins. They say that by using products designed for a certain skin type that so many clients are confusing their skin and forcing it into a pigeon hole, that it just doesn’t and shouldn’t fit. How many of you have oily/shiny but dry flakey skin on your nose and forehead? I see it a lot, and that’s some confused skin right there! Mine was like that when I was using a ‘resurfacing’ facewash – I mean, wtf was I thinking?!
Nowadays I really love a balm texture for cleansing. It tends to suit most if not all skins, and you get a really deep cleanse from them. I do have quite oily skin, but I absolutely LOVE Charlie Locks Deep Cleansing Balm, it’s a beautiful texture and smells good enough to eat.
So every morning and evening I use one or two pumps (depending how many of my chins I’m going to cover 😂), rub between my hands and massage it into my skin from the neck up, making sure I get right to my hairline and to my ears. Then using a nice warm wrung out wash cloth I just hold it on my face for a few seconds, then start gently wiping away. I do this twice of an evening and once in the morning. If you need a splash of water to wake up up then after you’ve wiped the cleanser away, go for it. Just not too cold, as extremes of temperature on your skin can cause broken capillaries. (Cold water won’t close pores either!)
Most skincare experts will recommend a double cleanse of an evening, because the first cleanse removes makeup and the days impurities, and the second cleanse will cleanse the skin and just make extra sure that you’re clean and ready for your skin to rejenerate overnight. Obviously when you wake up in the morning you’ve not been subject to the worlds pollution and skin damaging free radicals outside, so I think one cleanse is enough – don’t waste your products!
The result is gorgeous soft clean skin, no tightness, no oiliness, just balanced and beautiful.
So have a good look at your skin, how does it feel? How does your makeup look? If you’re not totally happy with your skin, you know where I am!
Ps, Charlie Locks Deep Cleansing Balm is £13 for 50g or £18 for 100g, plus normally you get 10% off from me, but as a Thankyou for reading to the end of this blog post I am offering you the bigger 100g size Deep Cleansing Balm for the price of the 50g size, that’s £5 off! This is limited to the first 10 purchases. Payment required at time of ordering. Fill out the form below.