TUTORIAL BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN
Most of us were raised to wash our faces with soap, water and a lot of splashing. But I’m here to say you aren’t doing your face any favors! There’s something beautiful that happens when you make these two important changes:
- switch from soap to a cleansing oil and
- incorporate a muslin cloth to bring the water to your face instead of splashing.
A cleansing oil will melt away makeup, dirt and grime while providing essential moisture. Acne sufferers will actually see your skin calm down because instead of stripping away oil (triggering your skin to create more), your skin chills out and slows oil production because there’s no need. On the flip side, dry-skin sufferers get the added oils you desperately need, without drying out your skin from washing your face.
Then on top of that, incorporating a muslin cloth to the equation generates cell turnover by gently exfoliating on the daily. Which in turn leaves you with gorgeous, smooth skin immediately but even more so over time. And you can really get in there at the lashline to remove waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Here’s how:
- A Cleansing Oil — Obviously my Amy Nadine Camellia Cleansing Oil ($) is my favorite because I spent almost a year formulating it to find the right combination of oils and extracts (the winners being camellia oil, grapeseed oil, lemon and orange peel oils and calendula and arnica extracts). Together they really help calm, nourish and moisturize the skin in a way you’ve never felt before. (Also check your local Costco to see if they have any left with their member’s discount!) I also love this luxurious one ($$$) and this one-step dream ($$).
- A muslin cloth — I love this set of three ($$) and this organic one ($).
I typically repeat steps 11 and 12 a dozen times to get every last bit of makeup. Then blot your face dry with a towel then follow with your usual skincare program (toner, moisturizer, serum or whatever you love that works for you!).