As always, we are putting every effort to teach our students every trick under the sun to make them best in the Beauty Industry. Students are learning cleansing technique and processes this week and we thought we share it with our regular readers.
Cleansing the skin in step number one in the facial routine, in salon and or at home. Cleansing at night is responsible for the removal of make-up, impurities, dead skin cells, and excess oil that has gathered during the day. In the morning, cleansing removes any toxins the skin eliminates during the night and refreshes the skin, preparing it for make-up application.
There are many different cleansers to choose from. Your skin analysis will be useful here in determining which cleanser is appropriate for your client’s skin. For instance, use an oil free cleanser for oily skin, and a milky or creamy cleanser for drier skin types.
For the removal of eye make-up, especially waterproof mascara, there are products specifically formulated for the eye area. However, some gentle facial cleansers can effectively remove all make-up, eye, and facial, as well as cleanse the skin. For the general or “all-in-one” cleansers, be sure that they are fragrance- and color-free to avoid irritating the eye area. If you do not need to remove eye make-up, select a skin specific cleanser.
The original use of a toner is to return the skin’s pH back to normal. It is also useful to complete the cleansing process, as it will remove any last traces of make-up and cleanser residue. Some toners have very beneficial ingredients that help certain skin conditions. As an example, ethanol will help with excess oil, whereas lactic acid or other alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) will help exfoliate and smooth the skin’s texture.
Cleansing is more than just cleaning your skin; it’s also the best way to prep your skin for other skincare products. This is because congested pores can not only cause breakouts but also prevent the absorption of other skincare products, cleansing daily will help to clear your pores and ensure that the active ingredients in your moisturisers and serums can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.
There are few things which you should do while cleansing…
1) Double cleanse. The first cleanse will remove make-up and surface impurities that act as a barrier. Your second cleanse will then penetrate deeper into the skin.
2) Cleanse both morning an evening.
3) If you suffer from breakouts or congestion, try leaving your cleanser on for a couple of minutes before removing to give your skin a deeper clean.
4) Follow your cleanse with treatment products and a moisturiser that meets your specific skin needs.
However be careful not to do the following.
1) Don’t use a cleanser that leaves your skin feeling tight or dry. Many cleansers are formulated to foam excessively, giving the appearance of a deeper cleansing action. Don’t be fooled – more foam does not equal a better clean, and many of these cleansers strip the skin of important natural oils.
2) Don’t use a bar of soap designed for the body to wash your face – many bar soaps contain harsh detergents and additives that can strip the skin of natural oils, causing breakouts.
3) Diagnose your own skin type. Have a professional look at your skin in depth and diagnose your skin type. All too often in salon, clients come in and the biggest problem they have is that they are using the incorrect products.
Doing a Diploma of Beauty Therapy at Sydney College of Skin Care we will give you the tools and advice you need to learn these skills professionally and prepare for your life ahead as a Beauty Therapist. We offer Beauty Courses in Sydney and beyond. Please check our courses page and When you’re ready please contact us and speak to our Career Advisors. They can help with questions and assess your eligibility for Government Funding. You can study with us through Online & Face and also Face Education (at our beautiful college in Surry Hills, Sydney).
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