Balm cleansers are the one in my book. Silky, nourishing, soft and kind to skin especially in the winter months. Your makeup will slide off easily and with a clean warm flannel in hand you can give yourself a little bit of spa luxury every evening – who can say no to that? For my oily skinned ladies who think this can’t work for them, please give it a whirl! A nice toner after will remove any residue (although I welcome that moisture at bedtime!) if you’re oil-phobic but I promise you, once your skin balances out it might just stop producing more oil itself. It’s worth a try.
The market is full of pricey and some not so pricey cleansing balms but today I’m taking it back to basics with a very simple, very easy DIY formula. This is what works best for my skin, so feel free to experiment yourself, but if you do just try and use the very best quality oils you can find. I use coconut oil because I love it – I eat it, use it as a hair mask and cleanse with it alone if I don’t have a batch of cleanser whipped up, but that’s for another post. It softens the skin, has natural antibacterial properties and smells amazing. Grapeseed oil is great for sensitive or acne prone skin and contains Omega-6 and vitamin E. I add some pure lavender oil because I find the scent relaxing at bedtime but you can switch this or omit entirely if you like. All details in the video below! If you live in a hot country where coconut oil is not a solid at room temperature, first of all, lucky you, and secondly, you will want to use this in a bottle!
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