Best 3 ways to cleanse with Gentle Matter
1. Direct-to-skin gel cleanser
The direct-to-skin route is best for those with combination, oily, or normal skin because it removes all impurities while maintaining a baseline level of moisture.
Guidance: Apply 2 pumps of the cleanser directly to your skin, which can be dry or damp. Massage the gel in a circular motion for 40-60 seconds without pulling or tugging the skin, and be sure to include your neck, then rinse the cleanser away with lukewarm water. This method will work well for you if you are wearing non-waterproof sunscreen and light makeup.
2. Gel and oil mixture
This method is excellent for those who struggle with dry skin or are looking to infuse extra moisture into their cleansing experience. This requires mixing Gentle Matter with a carrier oil, like jojoba or grapeseed oil, to create a moisturizing “cleansing creme.” We recommend jojoba because of its excellent compatibility across skin types and conditions.
Guidance: To cleanse with this method, deposit cleansing gel into your palm. Add 3-5 drops of the oil into the mix, and gently warm up the mixture between your palms. Apply the creamy cleanser to your skin and rub gently for 60 seconds then rinse with lukewarm or cool water, and pat your face very gently with a clean towel.
3. Gel after oil or balm cleansing
Traditional double cleansing works really well for anyone who needs a deep and complete cleansing. This method begins with an oil based cleanser, which removes sunscreen, pollution, heavy makeup, waterproof mascara, and anything else that may be lingering on your skin’s surface.
Guidance: Gently warm up the oil based cleanser between your palms, and apply it to your face. Rub gently and be sure to watch for signs that your makeup and waterproof substances are breaking down product pigments. It’s important to thoroughly remove all stubborn substances before going in with the cleanser. The gel needs to actually make contact with your skin to “cleanse” it, so the pre-cleanse oil clears the way for an adequate cleansing.