Hot Cloth Cleansing – What is it and why should you be doing it?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re sure to have heard people talking about hot cloth cleansers, and everywhere from budget supermarkets to high-end brands seem to have come up with their own version. But what is hot cloth cleansing and is it something you should be trying?

What is it?

Hot cloth cleansing is very much what it sounds like. There are lots of different versions, but the main idea behind it is that you apply a cleanser to your face (often oil based, but still okay for oily skin – Elemis Nourishing Omega Rich Cleansing Oil is perfect) and massage it in. You then use a cloth with is made from a non-abrasive material and has been steeped in hot water to remove the cleanser from your face.

What are the benefits?

The benefits to hot cloth cleansing are numerous, and we recommend using the Elemis Luxury Cleansing Cloth Duo. The cloth maintains heat efficiently when run under warm water, helping to deep cleanse and open pores more effectively. The loose fibred cotton is also perfect to enable use as an intensively nourishing treatment, allowing the sensorial aromas to be deeply inhaled through abdominal breathing. Open pores means deeper cleaning, and the use of an oil means that your skin won’t dry out. In fact, a lot of our customers have reported being able to go without moisturiser after this type of cleansing because the skin is so well balanced.

What do I need?

The basics are as we mentioned above – a cleanser of your choice and a gentle cleaning cloth. Obviously, having a bathroom where you can fill a sink with hot water is also a bonus! We also recommend having a soft, clean towel to gently PAT your face dry with after washing – never rub, as this can increase the development of fine lines and wrinkles, and only ever massage the face in an upwards motion.

Who else is doing it?

Both Holly Willoughby and Cara Delevigne are huge fans of hot cloth cleansing, which is a good enough recommendation for us as they both have flawlessly beautiful skin!

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Discover the power of roses at Pure Beauty

Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing CleanserThe beauty of roses extends beyond their pride of place in gardens around the world and their delicate fragrance. This iconic bloom has been recognised for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities so it is little surprise that all the brands we stock at Pure Beauty, use it in some of their products.

The Decleor Rose D’Orient Soothing Night Balm is 100% natural and has a lush texture that simply melts into your skin. This aromatic night-care treatment is perfect for sensitive skin that needs a little extra TLC. Used on a regular basis, the balm helps to soothe skin and ease irritation and is also pretty good at protecting lipids. Simply warm a little balm in your hands and after cleansing your face, apply in light sweeping strokes and awaken to softer, happier skin.

We love the Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator and for good reason. This brilliant product is packed with micro-spherical Jojoba beads and hydrating Absolute Moroccan Rose which together are brilliant at restoring the skin’s youthful appearance. Gentle enough to use every day, this fantastic exfoliator will refine, revitalise and brighten all skin types, leaving it free of dead cells and more receptive to moisturisers than ever.

If you want to achieve superior smoothness and ultra-clean skin after just one use, we think you’ll be impressed with the Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser. This dual-action exfoliating cleanser not only deals with ageing by removing clogging debris but also accelerates cell renewal thanks to the addition of Lactic Acid and antioxidant Vitamin E conditions and softness. Gorgeous Rose Flower Oil is key in calming sensitivity so that skin texture is improved and  serums and moisturisers really penetrate and get to work.

For something a little special, we love the hydrating Elemis Absolute Eye Mask. Designed to support the eye area and reduce the appearance of fine lines, this product is applied to the eye contour and removed with damp cotton pads after ten minutes. The masks can be used twice a week and the ingredients will help decongest, firm, tone and minimise dark circles.

For a real goodness boost, we suggest trying out the Decleor Rose D’Orient Soothing Oil Serum. This super serum has been designed to immediately soothe and calm sensitive skin. The elixir of 100% pure and natural essential oils is perfect for the daily care of sensitive and reactive skin and you will wonder how you ever lived without it. Morning and night simply apply two drops over the face, pressing the goodness into your skin lightly with your fingertips and follow with your regular moisturiser.

For a little bit of rose luxury everyday, you can’t go wrong with the Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil. Winter Rose Oil, which is rich in Omega-9, has been blended with skin-conditioning Chia seed extracts and together they effectively remove make-up while maintaining the skin’s delicate natural barrier. For a little extra love, vitamin-rich Pomegranate has been added and if you simply massage into dry skin morning and evening, the luxurious, milky lather will leave skin looking healthy and radiant.

If you need any further information or would like samples, get in touch and we will be very happy to help you.

Team Pure Beauty

How to Deal with Ingrown Hairs

There are very few people on the planet who’ve ever managed to avoid ingrown hairs – whether you’re male or female, there’s a good chance that you remove hair from some part of your body by either shaving, waxing, threading or some other method and this automatically increases your risk of ingrown hairs. In simple terms, an ingrown hair is a hair which curls back into the skin or grows sideways, growing beneath the skin instead of breaking through and if they’re left for long enough can form a boil. We’ve put together some tips for helping you to avoid or treat them, regardless of your preferred hair-removal method:

Prep Your Skin

Before shaving or waxing, you should exfoliate your skin. This will get rid of the layer of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and release any small hairs which could potentially be starting to grow in. It will also help to lift the hair that you’re about to remove, giving you a much closer shave or more effective wax because the hair is standing to attention and waiting to be removed.

Use a Preventative Gel

Decleor has actually produced a product which is designed specifically to reduce the formation of ingrown hairs. Decleor Post-Wax Double Action Gel is an aloe vera based gel which should be applied after waxing and will help to soothe the skin and stop ingrown hairs before they even have a change to form.

Use a Hot Cloth

If you’ve discovered an ingrown hair, the temptation is to squeeze it like a spot but this can cause scarring and can even force bacteria back into your skin, causing infections. Place a clean cloth into the hottest water you can tolerate and place it over the ingrown hair for up to five minutes, this will soften the skin and start to draw the hair out naturally. If you absolutely cant resist popping it out, use a pair of tweezers that you’ve sterilised in boiling water or alcohol to minimise the risk of infection.

Try Retinoids

Retinoids have been shown to be really effective against ingrown hairs, and if you remove hair from your face then a masque containing Retinyl will be particularly helpful. Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque is great for soothing stressed out skin and the inclusion of Retinyl (a powerful form of vitamin A) could be a fantastic ally against the damage that shaving, waxing and threading can do to your face.

Use an Antibacterial Wash

If your face is prone to ingrown hairs, an antibacterial facial wash could help to reduce the swelling and inflammation that can occur when an ingrown hair becomes infected. Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash is designed to kill spot-causing bacteria and would also be effective against infected pores caused by ingrowing hairs.

Plumping Products at Pure Beauty

 Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

If you are into plumping products, you will no doubt of noticed that ‘hyaluronic acid’ is an ingredient that is being used more often, but do you know why?

Essentially, hyaluronic acid works a little bit like a sponge because it holds onto water and keeps it in the skin. While it occurs naturally in the connective tissues in our bodies, as we age, the production of hyaluronic acid slows down.

Not only does this magic ingredient helps plump out and hydrate the skin, it all assists with smoothing the texture and restoring luminosity, and this is why it is appearing in more and more beauty lines.

Your eyes are on the first place to start to show the signs of ageing and this is where the Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift comes into play. This high-performance eye treatment is suitable for all skin types and is great at energising and brightening the skin to help combat the visible signs of age and stress. The active, cooling cream-gel contains Sea Water Extract and Arctic Algae which deal with puffiness and dark circles and the hyaluronic acid molecules hydrate and firm.

If you have skin that needs extra nourishment, you might be interested in the Elemis Hydra-Boost Sensitive Day Cream. This anti-oxidant rich, fragrance-free day cream contains Hyaluronic Acid which locks in essential moisture, while extracts of Mirabilis Jalapa and Orange Blossom Milk sooth, moisturise and comfort the skin. Regular use protects the skin and leaves it calmer, more balanced and perfectly hydrated.

Shaving can cause the skin to become inflamed and dehydrated and prevention is generally better than cure in this situation. Dermalogica Soothing Shave Cream helps you achieve a smooth, clean shave and the ultra-lubricating cream helps skin recover from damage and prevent, or lessen, the aggravation caused by shaving. As well as containing Aloe, Vitamin E and Jojoba oil, this product is rich in Hyaluronic Acid so the skin maintains moisture and hydration levels.

Powered by a unique blend of African Birch Bark, Red Seaweed, Padina Pavonica and Hyaluronic Acid, the Elemis Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir is a popular choice with our customers, and for good reason. Massaging a couple of pumps of the concentrated super serum into the skin morning and evening, offers significant hydration and reduces the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles that can make us look older than we are and cause social embarrassment.

For a real treat, we suggest trying out the Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks. Potent Plankton extract has been combined Padina Pavonica and Chlorella for instant skin-tightening, while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the delicate eye area, leaving it looking smoother and feeling softer. Simply place the mask, sticky side down, onto the under eye area, and relax for twenty minutes as the ingredients get to work on those fine lines and wrinkles.

For more information about these products, or to try samples, get in touch today and we would love to help you make the right choice for your skin.

Team Pure-Beauty