the Reads: Skin

Clever cleansing with Emma Hardie

the Antidote to... your regular skincare routine

The Antidote caught up with botanical facialist Emma Hardie to find out how to cleanse and moisturise for best results. Emma’s technique helps you buff away dead skin cells without damaging your skin, whilst at the same time using a cloth to brighten the skin, drain toxins and get rid of puffiness.

“For a complete cleanse that encourages linear drainage, the first thing I would recommend is always to use a microfibre cloth to remove your cleanser. Microfibre is a nano fibre that will aid in deep-pore cleansing – it helps to remove all traces of makeup and dead skin, leaving your complexion super bright. Our professional cleansing cloths are supplied with the Moringa cleansing balm.

“A dry microfibre cleansing cloth also does double duty when applying your favourite facial oil or moisturiser. Simply buff over the oil or moisturiser to leave skin super bright, hydrated, prepped and ready for make up. To increase natural hydration levels and help detoxify and brighten your skin naturally, always massage facial creams, oils and serums in a downward, linear, cross- hatched movement, ensuring you support your skin with the other hand in a firm upwards position. Working in this way simultaneously stimulates the collagen fibres and the skin’s supporting connective tissue to detoxify, hydrate, balance, tone and brighten. It also helps your skin to absorb products more efficiently.”

Moringa cleansing balm, £38.