A Season of Beauty is a 6-part series discussing the most important steps to healthy, glowing skin with products that you can incorporate into your regular skin care routine at home. Join me as we explore six ways you can experience a Season of Beauty.

#1  Cleansers

Cleansers are the most basic part of skin care, a place to start. The question is: Where does one begin? Oil Cleansers, Gel Cleansers, Milk Cleansers. Let me help you by explaining what each type does; however this doesn’t take the place of a professional skin analysis.

Oil Cleansers can be a great place to start. Think oil, attracts oil. Therefore even oily skin types will benefit from a good oil cleansers. As the oil binds with the oil on the skin it removes impurities, makeup and toxins leaving the skin gently cleansed. Great for evening use. Many people use the oil as the first cleanse in their regimen.

Gel Cleansers are used for most skin types other than sensitive. Find one that leaves your skin silky or satiny, not squeaky clean. Typically the “squeaky clean” feel also removes the much needed barrier that protects your skin.

Milk Cleansers look milky. They are great for sensitive skin types, children and babies. They clean without stripping the skin.

How do you know which cleanser to use?

It is wise to seek a professional when choosing any product. For instance, a client comes to me with blackheads and some breakouts, they think they have oily skin. After a consult about lifestyle and a good look under the mag-light for a thorough analysis, I determine she doesn’t have oily skin after all. She has been using the wrong product and creating a much worse situation. A licensed esthetician can help you decide what is best for your skin.

I have many cleansers from which to choose. Some can be very versatile, such as the Stonecrop Gel Cleanser. This cleanser is a good for hyperpigmentation, sensitive skin types, and helps with acneic skin as well. I have a lovely Coconut Milk Cleanser that brings balance back to irritated dry skin, and is also great for children and babies. My Eucalyptus Cleanser is perfect for combination or acneic skin types love, because of the deep cleansing it provides without harshness. And, one of my favorites, Stone Crop Cleansing Oil! Everyone should have this in their regimen! It’s a non-greasy cleansing oil for all skin types. It restores moisture and removes impurities while balancing the skin.

As a bonus, I am offering 20% of all in-stock cleansers the week of September 4-10, 2017 only. Call or email to get your favorite cleanser before it’s gone.

Stay tuned for next week as we look at Eye Serums!