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Using Powdered Cleansers

Liz Cardwell

Powdered cleansers may still seem foreign, despite their rise in popularity. It can certainly feel strange to imagine cleansing your skin with a powder, but it’s a wonderful idea. A good powdered cleanser (or cleansing grain), can offer gentle physical exfoliation without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Cleansing is a crucial step in skincare and keeping your skin’s acid mantle intact should be a top priority. A properly formulated powdered cleanser can clean, nourish, and protect skin without drying. Also, because powdered cleansers are anhydrous, they are more stable, therefor they have a longer shelf life than pre-activated cleansers.

Cleansers with gentle physical exfoliants can be used regularly and benefit even sensitive skin. Keeping skin exfoliated is important not only in maintaining glowing skin, but also as a booster for the products you follow your cleansing with. To reap the benefits of your serum, it needs a clear path to absorption. Be sure to keep skin fresh, but do so gently.

To use a powdered cleanser, simply pour a dime sized amount into the palm of your hand. Add water a few drops as time and mix into a thin paste. With practice, you’ll find the amount of powder and water you prefer, and mixing will be a breeze. Apply the paste to your face and massage into skin. You won’t need to press hard, the exfoliants will do their job with a light touch. Re-wet your fingertips if the paste becomes too thick. Rinse when you’re done and reveal fresh, bright skin. Follow with toner and serum.

Powdered cleansers are great to have on hand as a daily cleanser or a weekly exfoliator, and are handy when travelling. Our Radiance powdered cleanser also makes an amazing face mask. If you haven’t tried a powdered cleanser, we hope you do soon!


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