Friday, 15 January 2016

Why using a muslin cloth improves your cleansing routine.

Do you think that moisturising the skin is the most important aspect of skin care? 
Think again!
It is a gentle yet deep cleanse allows the skin to carry out its essential functions of protection, secretion, and production. It is the foundation for healthy radiant skin.


Why using a muslin cloth improves your cleansing routine?

Simply put, it supports the internal functions of your skin.
Use it to warm before a cleanse: the warmth relaxes and opens the pores so the cleanse is more deeply effective. Warmth also dilates the tiny blood capillaries which bring nutrients and oxygen to the surface of the skin.
At the end of the cleansing routine, a cool cloth constricts the pores, helping to push out congestion. The cool temperature also stimulates the lymph system which is responsible for waste removal.  Splashing your skin with warm and cool water is ok but not as effective as using a cloth because it allows the warmth to really penetrate. 
Easy. Really effective.


Your new muslin cloth will seems huge but will shrink a little on the first wash. Don't be tempted to cut it up. It is large by design so that it can be folded into a quarter and have a good thickness to hold the warmth.
1. Fold your cloth into half and then a quarter.
2. Fill your basin with warm water, add your chosen Bath Essence*.
Soak the muslin for a few seconds, wring out and hold it against your skin.
Hold it for a couple of breaths. 
Top Tip: Hold the cloth gently into your eye sockets to help stimulate fluid drainage. This is useful for everyone and especially if you are prone to puffy eyes.
 Include your neck and décolleté.
3. Cleanse as normal.
Mix 1cm of Cleansing Cream to a paste in your palms by adding water and apply using a pressing, rolling motion, paying attention to areas that might be blocked such as the nose or chin.
 Use the whole hand, not just fingertips. Avoid the eyes.
Work from top to bottom and inside to outside to support the internal processes.

Open the muslin to a 'half' and remove Cleansing Cream gently yet thoroughly. 

4. Finally, place the muslin under the cold tap and hold that to your skin to tighten the pores and stimulate the lymphatic system. 


5. Follow with Facial Toner to strengthen and stimulate the skin's moisturising capacity.

Result: healthy vibrant skin and a delightful cleansing routine just for you.



Have you used a muslin cloth during your cleanse before? Do you think you will use one now?

The routine takes longer to read about than to do. It takes me perhaps 1-3 minutes depending on how quick I am. Time well spent! *The addition of a couple of drops of Dr.Hauschka Bath Essence improves the quality of hard water and smells divine! 
Do please contact me if you would like bespoke advice to get the best from your cleansing routine.

1 comment:

  1. I certainly do - thanks to you! Mmmm- a cool muslin smelling of lavender to wake me up in themorning and a warm one to calm me before bed X