Cleansing balms have a thicker, almost solid consistency, similar to a balm. They’re too thick for pump bottles, so they’re available in jars, pots and regular squeeze tubes. Think of a cleansing balm as the very chic, and much more effective, relative of good old fashioned cold creams Grandma used–your skin gets clean and nourished without being stripped.
Great for all skin, RAD Bath + Body cleansing balm dissolves makeup and other impurities and restores the skins moisture levels. It’s not necessary to use water with this balm—simply massage over your face and neck and wipe off with a flannel face cloth. I have used other face cloths but I find flannel cloths to be gentler on the skin and have the ability remove all of the product and impurities effortlessly.
Who Is It For Cleansing balms are beneficial for all skin types and also perfect for those with sensitive skin because of the aforementioned natural ingredients and lack of harsh chemicals. I would not reccommend oil balms for Acneic skin but, If you run on the oiler side, the concept of oil dissolves oil works here, gently cleansing the face with a moisturizing oil balm will send a message to your skin to not produce more oil. I find a cleansing balm brings my skin back from the brink of dryness in winter and imparts a dewy
Why You Should Use It Cleansing balms clean your face, moisture dry patches and remove makeup, a good cleansing balm should remove makeup, leave skin feeling way hydrated, and be gentle enough for even the most sensitive complexions. Packed with good for you plant based seed butters and oils, it’s a one-way ticket to the most hydrated and nourished skin ever.
Application Cleansing balms are the first step in your skincare routine. RAD Bath + Body cleansing balm can be directly applied to dry skin. Most people are horrified by the idea of not using water on their face. We think we need water to clean our face. For me, I find the less water I use on my face, the better my skin is. Since this is an oil based balm if you just use water, you’re sometimes left with an oily residue on your face and the product is effective only when completely removed with a face cloth. I personally find water to be quite drying and irritating, and avoiding it whenever possible can help maintain healthy, youthful skin. For the Dry Oil Cleansing Method, you’re not removing the oil with water, but instead gently patting the oil off your skin with a smooth dry cloth. I recommend using the smoothest, softest cloth you can find that is made with 100% natural fibre. The worst cloth for dry oil cleansing is a microfibre, synthetic fiber, or a blend (especially anything made with nylon or polyester) because even though they are soft, when they’re dry, they don’t quite absorb anything, and instead they just move the product, dirt/debris, and makeup around your face! Wipe your face, continue with your favorite RAD toner, and serum or moisturizer.
DIRECTIONS FOR THE DRY OIL CLEANSING METHOD
Follow these instruction every morning.
1- Take a dime size amount of oil and apply it to your dry face and neck.
2- Massage your face and neck with outward strokes for a minute or two.
3- Using a clean washcloth/flannel, gently (yet firmly) pat your skin starting from the center of your face, outward. As you’re patting the entire surface of your face and neck, the washcloth/flannel should lift and remove the oil, dirt and debris from the surface of your skin.
4- Make sure you are gentle as you are patting the cloth/flannel against your skin. You should never pull or tug at your skin, nor should your skin feel hurt, irritated or become red by the patting/pressing the cloth against your skin.
5- Once you have patted off all the excess oil from the surface of your face and neck, you are done. You can put the used washcloth in the laundry, and follow up by using skincare products and/or makeup if you wish.
EVENING CLEANSE (DOUBLE CLEANSE):
If you wear makeup and/or sunscreen during the day, or live in an environment where there’s a lot of pollution or dust/dirt in the air – follow these double cleansing instructions for your evening cleanse. (If you don’t wear makeup, sunscreen or live in a polluted or dusty environment, follow the Morning Cleanse Instructions for both your morning and evening cleansing routine).
1- If you wear heavily pigmented eye makeup or lipstick (like mascara, dark smoky eye shadow, eyeliner, or red lipstick) – remove that first with an oil or makeup remover.
2- Take a dime size amount of oil and apply it to your dry face and neck.
3- Massage your face and neck with outward strokes for a minute or two.
4- Using one side of a clean washcloth/flannel, remove the oil, makeup, sunscreen, and products from the surface of your skin using a light, swiping motion from the center of your face, outward, and then downward along your neck. This swiping motion will remove all makeup and product from the surface of your skin. Always make sure the swiping strokes are very light and gentle, never tugging, pulling, or irritating your skin.
6- Once all oil, makeup, and products are removed, take another dime size amount of oil, and apply it to your face and neck.
7- Massage your face and neck again with outward strokes for a minute or two.
8- Using the other side of your clean washcloth/flannel, gently (yet firmly) pat your skin starting from the center of you face, outward, and then pat your neck in the direction downward. As you’re patting the surface of your face and neck, the washcloth/flannel will lift and remove the excess oil, and any remaining dirt, debris, and leftover makeup or sunscreen from the surface of your skin.
9- Once you have patted off all the excess oil from the surface of your face and neck, and your face feels clean, you are done. Put the used washcloth in the laundry, and you can then follow up by using your night-time skincare products if you wish.
A your skin will feel clean, refreshed and pampered. Leaving nothing more than beautiful, balanced, moisturized skin without the use of preservatives or harsh chemicals.