Before working at Bath & Unwind, I used to buy face wipes from discount stores and wonder why I had problem skin! Knowing what I do now, I am now a firm believer in that if you want healthy skin, you have to really think about what your skin is exposed to on a daily basis, considering what you are putting on your skin and why you are putting it on there in the first place.
So, why do I think Dr. Hauschka is so special?
45 years ago, Dr. Rudolf Hauschka wanted to create something that cared for every layer of skin, using only 100% natural ingredients. His unique scientific approach to creating healthy skin was designed to bring balance to the skin, rather than masking skin problems.
I love this unique approach to skincare and since using Dr. Hauschka, my skin is no longer irritated, red, or dry and honestly feels softer than it ever has before. I now feel confident that the products I am spending my hard-earned money on are doing my skin the world of good.
There are three simple steps (that I’m sure you are already familiar with) to gaining the healthy skin you have always dreamed of:
Dr. Hauschka believe that using harsh face wipes, cleansers and soaps will damage the top layer of dead skin that should slough off naturally, and that it is important to preserve this during cleansing or you will need heavy moisturises to substitute the comfort that would be there if it weren’t stripped by using harsh cleansing products and exfoliators.
If you think about it, cleansing is one of the most challenging things we put our skin through. We do it twice a day, every day. Seeing as the skin on our face is so delicate, and is exposed to pollution and weather, it gets a much harder time than anywhere else on our body which is why it is so important to to use a gentle and natural cleanser.
I use Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk, a creamy liquid that is ideal for people who wear makeup, and those with sensitive, sore or reddened skin. I use it with a moist cotton pad in the mornings, and also in the evenings to remove my makeup, (because it is so gentle, it is perfect for removing eye makeup). It can also be applied to moist skin and rinsed off with water if you prefer to cleanse that way. The 145ml bottle lasted me around 6 months.
An alternative to the milk is the Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream. This cleanser is designed for all skin conditions (except highly sensitive), and has a slightly grainy texture therefore, to avoid damaging the top layer of skin, it is important not to scrub this in. Watch the short video at the bottom of this post to see how Dr. Hauschka advises you apply the cream. The 50ml tube lasted me around 4 months.
Why tone after cleansing? Toner shouldn’t be to remove anything your cleanser missed. A toner supports the natural skin cycle and will improve your skin over time. It also stimulates the natural moisturising process.
I use Dr.Hauschka Facial Toner, which has an easy to use spray nozzle (and a gorgeous refreshing smell!), and should be lightly spritzed onto your face and gently patted down. This toner is for all skin conditions except oily skin, where you would use the Clarifying Toner instead. The 100ml bottle lasted me around 3.5 months.
Moisturiser protects and supports your skin, and should be used only during the day, to protect you from the elements. Dr. Hauschka believes that at night, moisturisers can stop your skin from breathing and stifling its natural process, leaving it dependent on products. Instead, use your toner before bed if you wanted to add a little moisture to your night time beauty routine.
I use Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream, which is quite a rich, luxurious cream and is perfect for sensitive, dry and mature skin. It has been voted Dr. Hauschka’s 2012 Peoples Hero Product, was a Beauty Shortlist 2012 finalist and is also now my favourite beauty product of all time. It is designed to strengthen skin, soothe redness and couperose conditions. It encourages skin to repair and restore itself, as well as calm and soothe…. oh, and it smells BEAUTIFUL! The 30ml tube lasted me around 4 months.
Here is a short video showing you how Dr. Hausckha recommend these products are applied:
Of course, we all have different skin types, and there are a few Dr. Hauschka products to choose from. If you want any help in choosing the right ones, email me at [email protected] and I will help you find the right products that work with your skin type.