For a few years I have incorporated 'soaking' as part of my daily skincare ritual. I was first introduced to this a few years ago in Sydney, when receiving training from celebrity facialist Sharon McGlinchey. Prior to this, cleansing was just a quick step in the morning...slap on some cleanser, a dab of this and a dash of that. But I learnt that just taking - that - time each morning is an invaluable tool for maintaining an ultra-hydrated, soft & supple, radiant skin. A vital secret in keeping your skin healthy and supporting your outmost layers natural protection is to wet the skin and lock it in. This maximises your skins ability to absorb the plant actives from your favourite facial oil or moisturiser.
Soaking Method* : Fill your basin with approximately 2cm of warm water. Add three drops of your favourite soaking drops to the basin and swirl the water round with your fingertips. Immerse your soaking cloth in the water then wring out excess water and hold the soaking cloth over your face for a slow count of 5. Re-immerse the cloth in the water and repeat this step 3 to 4 times. Once your skin is fully saturated, lock that moisture in with your mist, serum & moisturiser.
Here are some basic tips when doing the Soaking Ritual at home:
*Note: This step can be performed in the morning instead of your usual cleanse and in the evening post-cleanse.