Having the perfect makeup-removing routine shouldn't be a struggle. Some have sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, and others are using inferior products to properly rid of dirt and makeup. While many go for a normal makeup-remover bought in box stores, it is always best to find a more natural, effective, and gentle alternative to treating your skin.
Here’s what you need to know:
Oil cleansing is just what it seems-- cleaning your face with oil. With a careful selection of oil to water ratios soothing soaps like the Spearmint Wheatgrass Facial Bar Soap from ME AND A TREE is a great go-to bar for all skin types including sensitive, dry, and combination skin. Do not underestimate the power of a well made natural chemistry bar soap especially when made by someone who understands the science and needs of sensitive skin. The ratio of ingredients makes all the difference in the world. Sometimes when reading a label it's not only about what's inside the bar but in what proportions, and more is not necessarily better. People think coconut oil is moisturizing and it can be however in soap it is drying if used alone or in large proportions. Soap is chemistry and It has to be balanced. This is where chemistry plants and experience come into play.
If you were to see a soap made with 100% Coconut oil (and yes they make them and they are terrible for your skin) it would be extremely drying. Soap chemistry is science. When combining coconut oil with other oils such as olive, avocado and other types of oils in a certain proportion, it can make put the most expensive skincare to shame. Soap is an underestimated secret that many do not appreciate or understand. Soap that is made correctly and free of alcohol and chemicals and in combination with certain oils and herbs is a skin secret of many people with gorgeous skin. Know your brands. Know your soap maker. Big box stores can't compete because natural soaps are handmade in small batches to ensure freshness and purity. All makers soaps are not equal as you may already have found out. If you have a good one stick with it for life. They aren't as easy to find as one would think.
For tricky eye makeup argan, olive, avocado, sweet almond, and coconut oil will all gently remove without harming your delicate eyes.
After using a natural cleanser to clean out tough dirt or makeup, toners are made to restore your face’s pH-balance and bring it back to harmony. Me and a Tree’s Damascus Rose Natural Facial toner is 100% made with Bulgarian Rose Flower Top. Derived directly from Turkey, this floral toner has a heavenly smell and helps rejuvenate the skin after just a few sprays.
Once you are finished with your cleaning routine, by applying just a few sprays of the flower toner to your gently cleansed face will undoubtedly bring your skin to its ideal balance, and help shrink unwanted large pores.
While facial scrubs are known for their exfoliating components, they are also great when it comes to removing challenging makeup or dirt that likes to hide! Me and a Tree’s Jumping Java Exfoliation Mask is everything from all-natural to polishing. With a nutrient-dense blend of whole rose petals, mountain-grown coffee beans, and GLA-rich oils like evening primrose, and borage, this skin nurturing alchemy is everything you want it to be, both anti-aging and smoothing.
The best way to apply this stimulating scrub is by taking a quarter-sized portion in the tips of your fingers or a soft facial brush, applying it to the face in a gentle circular motion and leaving it on for 30-45 seconds. If needed for a mask, leave the jumping java mask on for one to five minutes and then rinse, being careful around the eyes. If you’re looking for even better results, try to do this before showering, as the steam on the face will help soften the skin and open pores to let out any unwanted pollutants from the day- be sure to rinse with more cooling water to close pores after cleansing and exfoliating.
When it comes to facial cleansing, it’s not only about the products. It’s also important to be using the right tools for an enhanced experience. Once you apply your cleanser, using a safe facial brush can help naturally stimulate collagen and lather your soap beautifully. Me and a Tree’s new eco-friendly, and the medical-grade gentle brush comes with super fine bristles that make it so much easier and smoother for any skin type (sensitive skin ladies this brush is excellent).
It is not only ideal for exfoliating and cleansing your pores, but can be super fun to use and easy to hold while simultaneously washing the face. This beautifully-designed medical brush has two sides for different functions-- one for cleansing and the other for collagen stimulation. With this high-end brush, you’re not only getting exfoliation or cleansing, but you’re helping prevent aging!
If you’re ready to go on an adventure to pick out your new skin routine, start browsing Me and a Tree’s indulgent collection here.