Why is skin cleansing important?
The most important stage in daily skin care is undoubtedly thorough cleansing. That process is crucial for the proper functioning of the skin and its healthy look. During the day, a lot of impurities accumulate on the skin, including dust, makeup, residues of other cosmetics, excess sebum. If they are not properly removed before you go to sleep, your pores get blocked and it is difficult for the nutrients in your cream to get absorbed.
Long-term neglect of facial cleansing results in a tired-looking complexion, faster ageing and the appearance of imperfections such as blackheads and pimples. You cannot forget to cleanse your skin in the morning because dirt appears on your skin also while you sleep.
Facial cleansing should be effective yet gentle so as not to destroy the natural balance of the skin or irritate it. Using too aggressive products may not only cause an unpleasant feeling of tightening or pinching of the face but also exacerbate skin problems, e.g. increase the activity of sebaceous glands and thus the degree of skin oiliness. Natural facial cleansers that do not contain irritating ingredients, e.g. synthetic detergents, are an excellent option. At the same time, such products are rich in active ingredients that soothe inflammation and strengthen the natural defence system of the skin.
How should skin cleansing be done?
Facial cleansing should be done twice a day – in the morning and before bedtime. The most standard procedure to get rid of contaminants consists of several stages. The first stage involves the thorough removal of make-up (if cleansing is done in the evening) or impurities after the night. For this purpose, a micellar lotion is ideal, which is gentle and cleanses the skin well. Apply this cosmetic to a cotton pad and wipe your face with it in circular motions. To remove eye make-up and mascara, the soaked cotton pad should be placed on the eyelid for a few seconds, then pulled toward the eyelashes.
After removing make-up, wash your face with a specially designed product. A common mistake is to use regular soap for this purpose. It is alkaline and damages the delicate protective barrier of the facial skin, leading to irritation. Cosmetics for cleansing the face after make-up removal are usually in the form of gel or foam. They cleanse the pores and gently remove remaining impurities. The culmination of the facial cleansing ritual is the application of tonic. Under no circumstances should you give up on this cosmetic. Tonic not only helps to restore the proper pH of the skin but also has a moisturising and soothing effect and prepares the skin for further skin care.
KOI cleansing cosmetics
To design KOI products, we took into account the needs of the skin for its precise cleansing. We offer cosmetics that easily remove impurities, pamper the skin and provide a suitable base for further stages of care. Pre-cleanse your face with micellar lotion, rich in moisturising and soothing ingredients. Aloe vera, which is used in the product, has a strong antibacterial effect, arnica – refreshes and tones, and green algae extract calms and soothes the skin. We recommend using it along with multiple-use cosmetic pads made from bamboo fibre. They are great for all types of skin, even the most sensitive and allergic, and using them reduces the amount of waste.
To restore the natural PH of the skin after it is cleaned, we have created an alcohol-free tonic that moisturises and soothes irritations at the same time. Thanks to a convenient atomiser you can spray it directly on your face or use a cotton pad. KOI facial cleansing products also include a fine-grained peel which can be used 3-4 times a week. This product helps remove dead skin cells, leaves your complexion smooth, elastic and radiant. As a finishing touch to your cleansing routine, we recommend using an intensive moisturising mask in cream. It strongly nourishes and regenerates the skin, relieves it from irritation.
All KOI products have natural ingredients, a high concentration of active substances and are designed according to the less waste approach. Their formulas are suitable for all types of the skin, regardless of age. The dark glass packaging of KOI cosmetics not only looks elegant but also helps to protect the natural environment as it is reusable or recyclable.