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Your Guide to a Deep Cleansing Facial

Treat your skin to a deep cleansing facial designed to draw out impurities, purify clogged pores, and reduce excess oil. Look forward to a clearer, brighter complexion with our guide on how to deep clean skin at home.

Your Guide to a Deep Cleansing Facial

What is a deep cleansing facial?

A deep cleansing facial is a multi-step skin treatment process including cleansing, face mask, and exfoliating serum treatments. The focus is on deeply cleaning pores to draw out impurities and buildup of oil, toxins, dirt, and bacteria from the skin. Consider it a detox for your skin!

What skin types suit a deep cleansing facial?

Acne-prone, oily, congested skin types will benefit the most from a deep cleansing facial but all skin types can see improvements. It’s important, especially if you have sensitive skin, to choose the right products. A deep cleansing facial should also be gentle to avoid leaving skin irritated and dry.

It’s easy - and fun - to treat your skin to a facial at home. What better reason to wrap yourself in a fluffy robe and burn a relaxing aromatherapy candle, spa style! Follow these steps for a deep face cleansing at home.

Step 1: Cleanse Your Face

Start by using a gentle cleanser to wash away any impurities, dirt, and oil. We love The Uncomplicated Cleanser Plus Charcoal for this step.

This cleanser is formulated with activated charcoal, an incredible detoxifying and purifying agent, acting like a sponge to draw out impurities from deep within.

If you wear makeup, double cleanse at this step. This helps remove every trace of makeup and sunscreen from the skin. 

Step 2: Draw Out Impurities from Pores

The key element of a deep face cleansing routine is to get deep down within the pore and draw out impurities. With that in mind, using a clay based face mask is an essential step in your deep cleansing facial.

Like charcoal, clay is extremely effective at purifying the skin by absorbing and lifting away bacteria and impurities from deep within the pore. Clay also helps absorb excess oil to control shine and assist with oil regulation.

Face masks formulated with bentonite and kaolin clays are especially beneficial for a deep face cleansing routine.

Bentonite clay has strong absorption properties and boasts antibacterial activities which can play a role in neutralising harmful bacteria on the skin.

An excellent cleanser and detoxifier, kaolin clay also helps regulate oil and offers mild exfoliating properties. It’s also soothing, making it ideal for sensitive and easily irritated skin.

esmi Soft Skin Refining Charcoal Clay Booster Mask is formulated with kaolin and bentonite clays plus charcoal. The ultimate deep cleansing, detoxifying trio!

The addition of jojoba oil vitamin E, sweet almond oil, helps the skin retain moisture and promotes healing. The mask is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Step 3: Finish with a Serum 

Finish your deep face cleansing at home with esmi Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal serum.

Ideal for tackling blackheads, acne, and underlying skin congestion this purifying serum draws out impurities, smooths rough skin and removes pore-clogging debris.

The charcoal works in synergy with 10% Fruit Acid Combination (BHA’s), 5% Glycolic Acid (AHA) and 5% Lactic Acid (AHA) to speed up the cell renewal process, helping to maintain a soft and smooth youthful looking complexion.

Glycolic acid (AHA): Exfoliates the skin by breaking down dead skin cells on the surface, revealing fresher cells underneath.

Lactic acid (AHA): Helps the skin retain moisture while reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and age spots.

Bilberry fruit extract (BHA): A powerhouse antioxidant, the extract helps skin maintain elasticity and suppleness.

Normal, dry, oily or acne-prone all benefit from regular use of the serum while sensitive skin types should use less frequently.

Now the 3 deep cleansing steps are completed, follow with your treatment serums and a light moisturiser or face oil to lock in hydration and nourish skin!

Achieve salon quality facials in your own home. Purchase everything you need for a deep cleansing facial in a Tri Essentials skin bundle.

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