The most important element of skincare is caring for the inside. No skincare products can ever take the place of eating nutritious foods, hydrating, and giving the body appropriate amounts of both rest and exercise.
The second most important factor is cleansing. Don’t overlook this crucial step! Properly cleansed skin is brighter, smoother, with smaller pores and a more youthful appearance.
Thankfully, upgrading your cleansing routine doesn’t require turning to harsher products. Gentle, creamy cleansers can not only be effective, but kinder to skin, if you know how to use them.
Why Cleanse with a “Lotion”?
If you’ve only ever used traditional foaming cleansers, the notion of a lotion cleanser may seem strange.
But I love creamy, mild cleansers like Weleda’s Soothing Almond Cleansing Lotion. The ingredients are nourishing and non-irritating. And its gentleness is non-drying.
This cleanser is perfect for AM cleansing.
But before bedtime, when you have a full day’s worth of dirt and makeup to wash away, I recommend using the Soothing Almond Cleansing Lotion as part of a double-cleansing process. Double-cleansing is an effective way to deeply—yet gently—cleanse the face.
If you have sensitive, dry, or prematurely aged skin, for goodness sakes, drop the harsh gel cleanser and embrace gentle creamy cleansers!
How to Double-Cleanse Sensitive or Dry Skin
Here’s how to deeply cleanse while upholding skin’s integrity:
- With clean fingers, massage a nickel-sized amount of your favorite face oil onto a dry face. Some people like coconut oil or almond oil. Lipstick and mascara will melt away with ease.
- Use a soft, damp face cloth or a high-quality facial cotton to wipe the oil and grime from your face.
- Now apply the Soothing Almond Cleansing Lotion to damp skin. Massage gently. Rinse with warm water or a damp facial cotton.
- When you’re done, rub a couple drops of the Soothing Almond Facial Oil between the palms and press into your damp face.
Skin is now thoroughly cleansed, replenished and protected.
Inside the Ingredients
This cleanser has a short and straightforward ingredient list.
Ingredients of the Soothing Almond Cleansing Lotion: water, sweet almond oil, glyceryl stearate SE, alcohol, plum seed oil, xanthan gum, lactic acid.
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Sweet almond oil is the superstar ingredient of Weleda’s Soothing Almond line for sensitive skin. It’s generally well-tolerated by sensitive skin, and provides a high level of essential fatty acids, keeping skin supple and soft.
If you’re lactose-intolerant, there’s no need to worry about the lactic acid found in this cleanser; it’s different than the lactose found in milk. It’s a naturally occurring substance that helps to balance the skin’s moisture content.
Where to Purchase
The Soothing Almond Cleansing Lotion is usually $20 for a 2.5 oz tube, but I’ve found it at Pharmaca for 20% off.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
**Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.