29 Sep Hot Cloth Cleansing
Cleansing properly is essential to a clear complexion, and is thereby the most important step of your entire skincare routine. No fancy serum or beauty potion will be able to rectify the havoc when your pores are clogged with dead skin, debris and bacteria (yum.)
Sidebar- It is becoming increasingly popular to cleanse at night and just rinse the face with water in the morning. Please don’t do that! Unless you are changing your pillowcase every single day (and even then!), it is important to cleanse twice a day to get rid of bacteria and other impurities that may not be visible on the skin. Also, by Gods special grace I hope we are also all aware that using cleansing wipes or baby wipes DO NOT SUFFICE as a nightly cleanse right??? Using micellar water or wipes to precleanse i.e. take off makeup before going in with our cleanser(s) however is completely acceptable.
The absolute best ways to cleanse are by using your hands or by using a hot cloth (which I do personally).
So. What in the world is hot cloth cleansing?
It does what it says on the tin- using a cloth that has been soaked in hot water alongside your regular cleanser to clean your face. The fabric of the cloth and the motion of it rubbing against your skin will exfoliate dead skin cells, boost circulation and leave you positively radiant. This cleansing method was used by Marilyn Monroe AND Elizabeth Taylor- and if it is good enough for two of the most gorgeous women of all time, then it is certainly good enough for meeeee.
I’ve been doing this for the last year and I am completely obsessed. Use water as hot as your hands can stand but don’t burn yourself. I use some burp cloths I got for my children because I was too lazy to go out and buy proper face cloths. They are quite soft which will be great for sensitive skin.
How I Hot Cloth Cleanse
1)I remove eye makeup with Bioderma Crealine micellar water
2)I rub my Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser into my face (gently but firmly in an upward motion) for about 60 seconds.
3) I then put my cloth under running hot water until it is damp.
4)I put the cloth over my face until it cools. This way the steam really gets into my pores for a nice proper clean.
5)I clean my face using a circular motion with the cloth. Rinse cloth with running hot water. Put over face again until it cools. Clean again. Rinse and repeat until all cleanser is off my face.
I double cleanse at night (so important) so I repeat steps 2-5
After this thorough cleanse, your skin will be prepped and primed to get optimal results from the rest of your routine.
Has anyone tried hot cloth cleansing? Is this something you could be interested in?
Let me know,