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Have you ever washed your face and afterwards your skin felt tight? Well this “squeaky clean” feeling may not exactly be what your skin needs. If you have this feeling you may be stripping your skin of the essential oils it needs to stay healthy and vibrant. As I am getting older I have found that continually moisturizing my skin is the best way to keep it feeling healthy and youthful. You could imaging my surprise when I continually read about the double cleanse trend? Washing your face twice?! Well turns out, with the right products it was exactly what my skin needed. BUT FIRST, I am so excited to let you know that Elemis has offered all Motherchic readers 20% off with code LINDSEY20 valid from 1/13/21 – 4/30/21.
How + Why to Double Cleanse: Ok first thing’s first. The “double cleanse” sounds way too fancy for me. For all intents and purposes, it really is just washing your face twice. First you wash it with an oil based cleanser, then you wash it with a water based cleanser. Why, you ask? The first cleanser removes dirt, oil, and make up, and the second cleanser actually treats your skin for whatever concern you have have – acne, hydration, smoothness, exfoliation etc….and with all of this mask wearing these days, I want to make sure my skin is really clean.
Double Cleanse Step 1 // Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
I have routinely been using this nourishing cleansing balm from Elemis: Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. Just like a normal cleanser this balm will melt away make-up and impurities, but it also hydrates the skin at the same time. Once you use this you will understand why this cleanser is Elemis’ number one seller. And for those with more sensitive skin Elemis has the Rose Cleansing Balm with English Rose Oleo Extract that will also hydrate as it cleanses. ** Use code LINDSEY20 **
Simply apply a small amount to a dry face and massage in small circles. Use a warm cloth to gently wipe away and remove any excess. For an even deeper hydration you can leave in for 5-10 minutes as a nourishing face mask.
Double Cleanse Step 2 // Pro-Collagen Marine Cleanser
Next I wash my face with the Pro-Collagen Marine Cleanser which is an everyday cleanser that balances my skin, reduces the look of pores, and is part of their anti-aging line. During this step I also wash my eye make up off since I don’t put the cleansing balm around my eyes.
Step 3 // Hydrate with Pro-Collagen Marine Oil
This little bottle packs a punch! It a little skin plumping miracle worker… I put it on right after I wash my face both morning and night for hydration and to minimize fine lines. ** Use code LINDSEY20 **
A few other game-changers from Elemis….
Elemis has been a brand that I continually come back to – after falling in love with their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream I have seen improvements in overall elasticity and smoothness of my skin.
If you are looking for some amazing anti-ageing treatments I highly recommend the Pro-Collagen Tri-Acid Peel which I use once per week to wipe out dead skin cells and reveal toned, brighter skin. And for the ultimate at-home anti-ageing treatment, I love the Pro-Collagen Marine Mask. I use this twice per week for an intense hydrating treatment.
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