a wonderful word that means 'take back to origin', a perfect concept for this step in our daily routine. For us it represents that time in the day when we put down our arms, drop our guard, breath, think, meditate and transcend. A time when we wash away the days dirt and excess oils, remove make-up, moisturisers and sunscreens and simply let our skin relax, become its natural state, reduct.
Why: Cleansing in the evening is a great habit to get into, not only for promoting healthy skin, but also as a way to wind down from the day. An evening cleansing routine may be as simple as washing your face with a warm cloth. If you need to remove SPF, make up or excess oil, using a gentle natural skin cleanser can be beneficial.
When: Every evening
- Rinse a soft fine cloth (such as a muslin cloth) under warm water and gently wipe all over your face and neck
Or when using a gentle cleanser
- Wet your face and gently massage a small amount of cleanser all over
- After a period of gentle cleansing, wash off with warm water.
Why: A face masque will provide a deeper detoxifying treatment which will draw out impurities and unclog pores leaving smoother, clearer, more deeply cleansed skin. We recommend using a natural product, such as kaolin clay (mineral rich clay). Avoid any products containing alcohol, synthetics and other nasties as this is about reducing and getting back to our natural state, not adding more synthetics to complicate.
When: All skin is different: when adding a face masque into your weekly skin regimen, it's okay to use it once or twice a week. You can use the masque more frequently in times of need – such as with very oily or very dry skin - but tread carefully.
How: Our Rock & Roll Suicide face scrub can also be used as a face masque.
1. Wet face and hands
2. Apply masque to face, massaging gently ensuring even coverage, avoiding the gentle skin around your eye area.
3. Leave for 10 minutes or just before it dries out.
Note: clays will draw blood to the surface of your skin, which will result in some temporary redness, this is normal when using a natural masque or exfoliator - but it should not last and be gone within a minutes of cleaning it off.
4. Wash off with warm water and a cloth
Why: If you’ve been wearing make-up, moisturisers or SPFs, or if your skin is oily, dry or blemished, a natural-ingredient based toner will further help to cleanse, treat and rebalance your skin returning it to its more natural state.
When: Decide based on your skin’s needs. A gentle natural toning lotion can be beneficial to a daily skincare routine.
1. Dampen a disposable cotton wool pad with toner
2. Rub gently all over your face and neck, avoiding your sensitive eye area.
3. Repeat if necessary with a clean cotton wool pad
4. Let your skin dry naturally
Ritual cleanser exploits the natural benefits of Tamanu oil, Peppermint oil, Willow bark extract and Bentonite clay. Tamanu oil is renowned for its antibacterial and healing qualities which promotes elastic, supple skin. Peppermint oil is a natural stimulant and healer.
Rock & Roll face scrub can be used as an exfoliating scrub or as a face masque. To use as a deep pore cleansing masque, apply to a wet face, leave on for 5-10 minutes before washing off. We recommend a deeper cleanse such as this, once or twice a week.