Nighttime Cleansing Routine – Step 2

Years (and years) ago, my grandmother told me that I should always wash my face with my hands, not with a cloth. She said that it’s much gentler to the skin and will help your skin look its best. She’s a wise woman and has THE most amazing skin, so that was the day I stopped using a cotton washcloth.

I use the Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose Facial Wash. As an essential oil, rose is fantastic for the skin. It’s suitable for all skin types but is particularly beneficial for those with dry, sensitive or mature skin. It’s nourishing and with a gentle astringent effect, rose essential oil helps to bring down redness and is good for treating broken capillaries.

Because Neal’s Yard Remedies products don’t contain nasty chemicals, there isn’t a lot of foaming with this cleanser. I splash warm (not hot) water on my face, apply one to two pumps of cleanser into my hands, and then massage the cleanser all over my face. Facial massage is not only relaxing, but it’s a nice way to boost circulation to the skin and also assist with lymphatic drainage, which can help reduce any puffiness. Always sweep towards the hairline, ears, jaw to encourage the flow outwards.

Rinse well, lightly pat try, and toning is next!

This picture was taken last month of my grandmother, who’s 91st birthday is tomorrow!