Have you ever heard about the hot cloth cleansing method, are you perhaps a fan but not sure which products in our online store might work for you? We are sharing top tips for one of the most talked about cleansing routines and what cleansers to use for the best results.
Hot cloth cleansing has a self-explanatory name and is basically a face cleansing ritual that involves the use of a facial cleanser and a hot wet cloth. This method has a number of benefits that can make a huge difference to the skin’s appearance. It is a deep cleansing treatment that opens up the pores thanks to the actions of the hot cloth and helps to lift all makeup and impurities. A face cloth also provides a mild exfoliation and stimulates the skin so that it can regenerate faster. It is especially beneficial for anyone with dry skin as no foaming products are used. Hot cloth cleansing is like having a mini facial in the comfort of your own bathroom!
The first step in hot cloth cleansing is to choose a suitable cleanser. You will need a cleanser that can easily lift up impurities and makeup, including heavy eye makeup. The best textures for this job are cleansing balms, creams and oils. CosNatural has a selection of natural cleansers for different skin types and skin conditions.
If you are into cleansing balms, than Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm, Evolve Organic Beauty Cleansing Melt or Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser are definitely worth checking out. Balms work best for anyone with mature or very dry skin. For anyone with dry, normal or sensitive skin, creams might be the perfect option. They also work well to remove eye makeup. Green People Gentle Cleanse & Makeup Remover is the perfect cleansing cream that can be used with a cloth or on its own. Oils can work for different skin types (depending on what mix you choose) but bear in mind that no oils dissolve well even with hot water. You can pick a base oil, Grapeseed oil is one of our personal favourites or you can go for an oil-based cleanser like our latest addition Whamisa Organic Flowers Cleansing Oil, that is enriched with jojoba, avocado, Japanese Camellia ois and fermented plant extracts for effective yet gentle cleansing.
The next thing you need is to choose between a flannel or muslin face cloth. It is a personal preference, but flannel face cloths might be more suitable for sensitive skin types as it has a much softer texture.
Now that you’ve got a cleanser and a face cloth, it’s time to start cleansing! Hot cloth cleansing is definitely best for the evening cleanse as it removes makeup and preps your skin for overnight treatments to follow. If you prefer to remove makeup first, you can do so, otherwise you can remove it while hot cloth cleansing too. First, apply a cleansing product of your choice on dry skin and massage the face for a minute or so. Rinse the face cloth in the hot water (make sure to choose a temperature you can tolerate), squeeze out the excess water and place it on your face until it loses all the heat. Repeat once or twice. Rinse the cloth in hot water again and wipe your face until no residue of a cleanser is left. And that’s it! Follow immediately with a toner and a serum while the pores are open and skin is ready for an extra treatment. Then enjoy a smooth and radiant complexion without any dry sensations!