Cleansing 101: Why cleansing is SO important

We take so much time applying various products to nourish our skin, but end up rushing the cleansing process (which is the first and most important step of any skincare routine!). Everyday, our skin is exposed to so much; including sweat, dirt, makeup, SPF and pollution. When you don't wash your face properly, these can contribute to ageing, pigmentation, breakouts and a build up of dead skin cells. This is why it’s so important that we use an effective cleanser in our daily routine which removes every last trace of dirt, excess oil, pollution and unwanted impurities off of your face.

Cleansing is the first step of all skincare routines and is beneficial in a number of ways. If not cleansed properly, dirt will accumulate at the surface of your skin and can contribute to breakouts, dehydration and ageing.

Here are three ways how cleansing helps your skin:

To Boost Hydration

Cleansing daily will help the skin maintain a proper level of moisture – which is important in keeping healthy, younger looking skin. Dehydrated skin can looks and feel rough, wrinkled and aged. Cleansing helps manage pH levels of the skin and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. 

Use our Foaming Face Wash as a gentle cleanser which is clinically proven to increase skin hydration by +113%.

To Look Younger

Skin will always age – it’s a normal part of life, but pollution and environmental toxins can accelerate the ageing process. Cleansing your skin everyday is an excellent way to get rid of all unwanted particles and to encourage the internal processes, which fight ageing, wrinkles, pigmentation and dullness.

Make products more effective

When we don’t cleanse our skin, dirt and impurities build up and this doesn’t allow products to filter through our pores and clean them out. Deeply cleansing your skin everyday will help your skin absorb your products and make them more effective.

Foaming Face Wash
Purifying Face Wash

How to properly wash your face

Use gentle cleansers 

The first and most important step of cleansing your skin is to ensure that a non-abrasive cleanser is used and one that does not contain alcohol. This is to ensure that your skin is not stripped from its natural oils and barrier as they are beneficial as they prevent the skin from being dry, sensitivity and irritation.

Beware of water temperature

The temperature of the water matters as well when you’re washing your skin. Hot water can strip your skin of essential oils causing your skin to become dry and irritated. Switching water temperatures quickly can also put skin into shock as it won’t be used to it. We recommend rinsing with lukewarm water to avoid any skin irritation. Fun fact, colder water has a soothing and firming effect!

Double Cleanse

Double cleansing is the best way to ensure your skin is free from foundation and other impurities. For the first cleanse we need to ensure that we remove the makeup and debris from our skin. Your second round of cleansing will work down deep to reach into the pores to remove any surface grime that the first round may have left behind. By cleansing your skin twice, you’re ensuring that both the first layer of sebum, makeup, skincare and deeper layers of pore bacteria are removed.

At Herbal Essentials, we’ve harnessed the power of pure Himalayan spring water in all of our skincare products, so you can enjoy the benefits of water for your skin. Our water is rich in natural minerals and antioxidants, including Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium, all of which help to support skin cell renewal, calm the skin from redness and irritation and strengthen the skin barrier.

Our clinical trials produced outstanding results and our Himalayan water has been shown to increase hydration by up to 184%. This, combined with powerful plant-based actives, will help you maintain healthy, glowing and confident skin all year round. As well as help you thoroughly cleanse your skin.