Hi, babes! Have you ever found a face product you can’t live without? I definitely have some makeup items I can’t live without like my tinted moisturizer and my brow gel, but I had never really had a facial product that couldn’t be replaced. That is, until I broke down and tried the Beautycounter Cleansing Balm. Originally, I didn’t want to spend the money on it because I’d rather find something cheaper. But, I kept reading people’s reviews of it and no one, I repeat, no one disliked it.
A couple of months ago I finally got the Cleansing Balm, and y’all, it’s worth every single penny. You know why? It can be used in so many ways! Seriously! Beautycounter shares 6 ways to use the Cleansing Balm, but here are the 5 ways I use it:
5 ways to use the Cleansing Balm:
- Make-up Remover: this is one of my favorite uses for the cleansing balm. I use it almost nightly as my cleanser. Simply put a small amount in your hands, rub it on your face in a circular motion, and then wipe your face off with a warm, damp washcloth.
- 10 minute mask: If you need a quick boost of moisturizer, put a thin layer of the cleansing balm on your face after washing it, and leave it on for 10 minutes. This gives your skin a quick boost of moisture. You can do this several times per week.
- Hydrating overnight moisturizer: this is absolutely one of my favorite uses of the cleansing balm. I started doing this a couple of months ago and it’s a game changer if you have dry or dehydrated skin. I can tell the biggest difference after I’ve spent a day outside or an evening around our fire pit and then put my cleansing balm on as a hydrator. Okay, so I suggest doing this once a week. I put a quarter size of the cleansing balm on my hand and gently massage it into my face. There will be a thin layer over your skin. Do this at least 30 minutes prior to bed. Leave it on all night and in the morning you will be shocked to find it all soaked in. NOTE: the cleansing balm will not ruin your sheets or bedding. It may get into your hairline however, so I recommend doing it on a night where you know you plan on showering the next morning.
- Lip Balm/moisturizer: although I swear by this lip balm, I often use my cleansing balm as a back-up lip moisturizer. SImply apply a thin layer on your lips before bed to reduce dehydrating.
- Skin Moisturizer: Emma Grace (my oldest) gets really bad eczema in the winter on her hands. It breaks my heart. We have subscription cream, but she complains that it hurts her skin. So, this past winter we tried applying my cleansing balm onto her hands to reduce the cracking/bleeding and it worked wonders! We ended up significantly reducing her dry skin. This will be in our yearly rotation for Emma!