The process of soaking the skin is perhaps the most simple in skincare, yet is honestly more effective than most products. The idea is giving the surface of your skin a drink of water.
To soak the skin, simply fill your hand basin with warm water. You can add in a few drops of your favourite soaking drops – mine are the ‘Refreshing’ drops. These beautiful drops help to break the surface tension of the water and allow for deeper hydration.
Take your muslin cloth or face cloth and immerse it in the water. Wring it out slightly so it’s damp but not dripping wet. Gently press the cloth to your skin, covering your entire face. Press it here for several seconds before re-immersing it in the water and repeating.
Ideally you will repeat this three to four times; in the morning instead of cleansing and in the evening after cleansing.
Although it sounds incredibly simple, it is so effective and becomes a beautiful ritual. My clients who love the soaking step have the most beautiful skin, and I have no doubt how important it is for skin health and anti-ageing…
Image via Vogue Italia