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How to wash your face
by April Carnahan

  • Content Type:
  • How-To,
  • Content Focus:
  • Personal Care,
  • Skincare/Cosmetics


Do you know how to wash your face?


Looking back 3 years ago, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing with my face.  Sadly, it showed too!  From teenage years on I struggled with acne.  I kept buying different products in hopes the next one would work better.  Even went thru a period of time where I ruined my towels.  Had I bothered to think about the fact the product was ruining my towels, what on earth was it doing to my skin!


So then I start this journey with Lemongrass Spa and start to learn there is some method & reasoning behind the products.  First off, use products from the same company as they are designed to work together.   Yap, I had failed miserably at that.


Secondly, there’s a reason for those “extra steps”.  Eye crème, exfoliate, mask, yada yada.  I’ll cover why these steps are important and they don’t have to take up a lot of your time.  Some you don’t even have to do daily.  And here’s the thing if you are using a bar of soap right now don’t jump into 6 product collection.  You will get overwhelmed & most likely not stick with it.  We can find a solution that works not only for your skin type but also your daily schedule.


Covering the Steps

Face wash – you are washing your face right?  If the popular book “Girl Wash Your Face” hasn’t been enough of a reminder by title alone then we need to talk.  Most importantly here wash your face at night!  Your skin will age 7 times faster if you are not washing at night.  We are already racing that clock so let’s not speed it up!  Determine your skin type, this is where I can come in as a resource.  One little tip I’ll share, if you have no pores showing your skin is most likely dry.  If you have large pores your skin is probably on the oily side.  Now be aware, as it happened to me, your skin can change as you get away from the harsh chemical fillers and use cleaner, natural products.  Nest, pick what you prefer a bar or a gel.  I can guide you thru our product line to see what will work best for you.  Even better…you can try them before you buy.  And if you are not local we have some awesome travel sets which provide 2-4 weeks of clean face care!


Tone & Balance – Most people have heard of toners, right?  But after using them your skin feels tight & maybe even dry?  Typically they include a drying alcohol which not only strips off your natural oils but then gives that dry, tight feeling.  Our facial mists like our full product line do not contain those drying alcohols.  They actually provide an extra layer of hydration.  They are also a great “report card” and will take off any last dirt or makeup that you may have missed while washing.  EXTRA tip:  If your skin allows it, these mists are a great time save!  I wash my face at night and then in the morning I use the mist to clean & refresh versus rewashing my face.  So it’s work the try as it could save you time & money.


Moisturize – How much do you use?  How often do you apply?  Both are common questions and ones that generally surprise ladies during my facial classes.  I love our packaging as one pump is all you need.  Now it does take some getting used to as many are so use to using a whole lot more product.  Many times people are either over or under moisturizing and that can cause issues in itself.  EXTRA Tip:  Dot moisturizer on your face & then blend it in.  If you blend in your hands then on to your face you are wasting product on your hands.  You do want to moisturize morning & night.  Also, your moisturizing needs can change between seasons.


Eye Crème – Well if you are over 25 you want to put this into your routine!  I absolutely love our Hydrating Eye Crème!  It has reduced my frown lines and even some fine lines.  Then I have several customers who have experienced it reducing wrinkles around the eyes and lips.  Plus it’s great for reducing puffiness whether from crying or allergies.  EXTRA Tip:  It’s an excellent eye makeup remover.


Exfoliate – Pretty much everyone should be exfoliating.  Our skin cells are always regenerating and the best way to get the dead ones gone is to exfoliate.  Brighten up your skin and allow your moisturizer to absorb in better.  Over time you could even see it diminish fine lines, age spots, reduce pore size, and/or reduce the appearance of scars.  You’ll love how soft your skin feels afterwards.  This is a step that only needs to be done one to two times a week.


Mask – Get it out of the way, these are not those terrifying, painful masks from videos gone viral.  Our masks do not dry hard and you will not be ripping them off.  Please note you do not want to pull anything off your face, as we age the elasticity decreases and pulling can create wrinkles and other damage.  Also, masks that dry & require peeling off can introduce tiny cuts or tears in your skin which will not be good for your overall skin health.  Our masks will provide antioxidants to your skin.  They can reduce pores over time, improve all over skin tone, and pull out all the toxins from the skin we didn’t even know were in there.  Tip:  This is once a week from 5-10 minutes.  Great time to sit & decompress from the day or week.


Anti Aging – Again if you are over 25 you need to be concern.  Since we are exposed to so many pollutants just in the air alone we need to feed our skin so it can fight back.  I would say the majority of people use this as a nightly step.  Some may do it morning & night but it depends on your skin.  We have two serums which are jam packed with vitamins & antioxidants.  Using them will improve your skin texture.  The Oil Serum will boost collagen production over time plus guard against free radicals.  The Green Tea Serum actually has green tea in it which has been shown to help with rosacea.


There’s so much more to this topic and the personalization to your routine is a huge part of it.  Your skin is as unique as you are!  What works for your mom, sister, or best friend generally is not going to work for you.  Let’s chat and see what would fit into your routine and skin type.   


Here’s a glimpse at some of this information via video:  


This is the collection I covered, it is fully customizable to your skin type & needs.  Send a quick text to 402.204.8070 and we can chat as we do have other options available!  Or fill out this skincare quiz.


Also, as mentioned in the video here's a great glimpse at how little product you need to use.  I actually only use about half the face wash pictured.  If you are not using a serum you may need a little more face creme depending on your skin type and potentially the time of year.  Start small & reapply as needed.  Adding to much at once might make you feel oily.  Whenever in doubt reach out & ask me!  Advice is always free :) 



Two other collections available:



I shared more about the Vitamin C serum plus our other three serums in this blog post. 


Here's a look into some of our newest additions to our facial lineup.  Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine

If you're interested in accesories to add to your routine, have you heard of a jade roller?  Check out this blog post for more info.



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Here's a few ways to experience the facial products:

-Grab some girlfriends for a hands on facial class, try it before you buy it!

-We can customize a collection for your needs & skintype then try it for 60 days

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Send a quick text to 402.204.8070 and we can chat as we do have other options available!  Or fill out this skincare quiz.



About the Contributor

April Carnahan / Senior Director

Lemongrass Spa Fremont, NE

With the help of Lemongrass Spa, I have reduced the toxins in my everyday life & the burden of living the 'corporate world' life. Our natural and organic skincare, cosmetics, & spa products are handmade, fresh in the USA! They are redefining life for our customers and our consultants! Contact me to sample our products, learn more with your friends, or how to start your own journey today! We don't know if we don't ask!
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