We’re kicking off August with our product of the month; the Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm by Husk and Seed. It’s a firm favourite here at Truth About Makeup HQ, thanks to its rich, buttery texture and gentle formula which makes it a must-have, even for sensitive skin.

Cleansers are the holy grail when it comes to keeping skin clean, soft and soothed. This balm in particular works wonders when removing make-up. It leaves skin nourished, without feeling tight or dry, thanks to Wendy and Kelly - the masterminds behind Husk & Seed - who hand-blend this product in their granary kitchen in the countryside of Kent. Using cold-pressed oil plants, essential oils, and fruit butters, their cleansing balm kindly nurtures your skin.

Not only do Husk & Seed consider our bodies when formulating products like their cleansing balm, but with an extensive knowledge of physical and mental wellbeing, they are able to understand how our internal well-being can impact our skin. That’s why the calming aromas of wild lavender and grapefruit essential oils have been added to soothe both the body and mind.

Why Is It Important to Cleanse Your Skin?

While face wipes and quick facial washes might seem like a convenient way to remove dirt from your skin, they only scratch the surface. Cleansing the skin properly will help eradicate dirt, oil, make-up and even pollution, while keeping your skin hydrated, preventing acne and breakouts.

First Step of Your Skin Care Routine

Because of its ability to remove nasties which can irritate your face, cleansing should be the first step in your skincare routine. It helps unclog any pores, giving our skin the chance to breathe, without damaging the top layer of skin. Once you’ve used the cleansing balm, your skin is prepped and ready for the next steps of your skincare routine.

It Keeps Your Skin Clear

If dirt, excess oils, sweat, make-up and dead skin cells aren’t removed, they begin to build up. This means your skin will suffer the consequences, causing pores to enlarge, and blocking skin follicles. Bacteria starts to infiltrate the skin which can become inflamed, encouraging acne or blemished complexions. Using a cleanser keeps your skin blemish-free and bright.

It Boosts Hydration

Maintaining a regular cleansing routine is the best way to keep your skin hydrated as it balances the right levels of moisture. Some cleansers can actually dry out your skin if you’re not careful, but Husk & Seed’s cleansing balm was created with hydration in mind, even for sensitive skin.

When Should I Use My Cleansing Balm?

Cleansing your face in the morning and evening will ensure your skin is getting the love it needs. As you wake up, your skin will be layered with a sheen as we sweat throughout the night. Cleansing your face before the day starts will remove the overnight dirt, refreshing your skin before you moisturise and add your make up.

Before you go to bed, use your cleansing balm to take off your make-up and all the dirt particles you will have gathered on your skin throughout the day. A clean, fresh face gives your skin the chance to breathe and renew itself as you sleep.

Husk & Seed’s Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm is available on the Truth About Makeup shop right now.

August 02, 2022