Your skin is like a garden. A constantly changing and vibrant ecosystem, which requires biodiversity in order to thrive. When the right conditions allow our skin to ‘self-correct’, it can often repair from imbalances with the simplest of herbal applications.
Your skin reflects the processes and conditions of your body’s entire physiology. The skin is intrinsic to the peripheral nervous system. For example, the skin, as an organ, interacts with the digestive organs; the quality of your skin is impacted by the quality of your digestion and the processes of waste elimination and nutrient assimilation. It is impacted by hormonal balance, as well as mental and emotional states.
The skin is the body’s first line of defense. It is your outermost organ and the boundary between you and the world. It is constantly protecting against microbial invasions, pollutants and innumerable onslaughts of disruptive elements that often go undetected. It is like a suit of armor, with the epidermis, also known as the hydrolipid barrier, being the outer most layer of the skin – the layer you are able to feel, touch, and see.
Your skin’s acid mantle is the very fine, slightly acidic layer that is on the surface of the epidermis. The acidity of the mantel acts as an additional barrier to bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that might penetrate the skin. The acid mantle is a combination of sebum and sweat and its pH is approximately 4.5 – 5.5. Sebum is secreted by the sebaceous glands and water is excreted by the sweat glands and the mixture of the two becomes theacid mantle.
When the skin’s acid mantle is healthy and in balance, its pH is at approximately 4.5 – 5.5. We formulate our evanhealy cleansers to be slightly acidic, with that pH between 4.5 – 5.5, in order to support the natural state of your acid mantle.
“A peaceful face changes how you interact with your world.”
Cleansing the skin is essential to many of its vital functions, such as defense and protection. Clean skin – and even the action of cleansing – is a touchstone of health and wellness.
We literally “face” the world. When we are under stress our neck and facial muscles tighten, our breath becomes shallower, our eyes squint, the mouth purses, the shoulders and neck tighten. But a peaceful face changes how you interact with your world. A simple cleansing massage increases blood flow and oxygenation to the head, neck, and shoulder areas, releasing and relaxing the muscles that hold much of the body’s stress. You feel better, your body is relaxed, and your face reflects this inner ease.
What is the purpose of a cleanser?
A cleanser’s purpose is to mix with and dissolve excess sebum, refine skin texture, lift metabolic impurities from tiny dermal pores, and create a balanced and conditioned state for moisturizing.
Ideally, cleansing should be done twice a day – first thing in the morning and before going to bed. Makeup and sunblock should always be removed in the evening.
Tea Tree Gel and Cleansing Milks – What’s the difference?
Our Tea Tree Gel is effective for blemished, congested, and teenaged skin or for those who simply prefer a lightly lathering and foaming Gel Cleanser.
Tea Tree Gel gets skin clean, soft and minimizes the appearance of large pores. It targets areas of oil imbalance, balancing the dry/oily areas of the face and is nonirritating to areas of sensitivity.With its fresh herbal extracts of geranium, tea tree, lavender, and sea buckthorn extract, Tea Tree Gel is a non-detergent cleanser, ideal for deep cleansing skin without stripping protective oils.
Our Cleansing Milks pair the creaminess of a plant-milk with the lightly lathering action of natural Yucca Root. This creates a nourishing, effective, and deeply cleansing product. The skin-balancing formula effectively draws impurities out of tiny dermal pores leaving skin exquisitely clean.
Daily use of our Cleansing Milks softens and loosens the hardened waxy deposits that are blackheads. After the face is cleansed, our Serums and HydroSouls complete the restoration of vitality, hydration, and refining of pores. Skin will become soft, supple and resilient.
The Simply Basic Cleansing Milk is formulated for all skin conditions. But, because it is essential oil free, it is especially nurturing for highly sensitive, reactive, or easily irritated skin.
This Cleansing Milk is handmade with refreshing Aloe Vera, nourishing plant oils, antioxidant-rich Gotu Kola, and purifying White Kaolin Clay, leaving skin feeling clean, supple and perfectly refreshed.
The mixture of the essential oil family in our Rose Cleansing Milk is formulated to address the imbalances of combination skin. It works to restore balance to the oily and dry areas of the face.
Handmade with regenerating plant oils, this Cleansing Milk contains vitalizing plant hydrosols combined with fresh, steam-distilled rosy-leaf geranium to thoroughly cleanse the skin.
Our Blue Lavender Cleansing Milk is formulated to soothe sensitive skin. Steam-distilled essential oils of Blue Chamomile and Lavender combined with organic Sunflower Oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, and infusion of Calendula to thoroughly cleanse any sensitive skin condition.
This Cleansing Milk is Evan’s personal favorite and is formulated for all skin types. It is a blend of our classic Rose Cleansing Milk with Patchouli Essential Oil.
The combination of flower extracts and essential oils creates a decadently deep and chocolatey floral cleansing experience.
Customize Your Cleansing Routine -- Create a Creamy Gel Cleanser
If you have sensitive or reactive skin, blemishes, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema or other special skin conditions, blending our Tea Tree Gel with our Cleansing Milks is a creative, custom solution.
Try this duo for 14 days AM and PM.
In the palm of your hand: Mix together one pump Tea Tree Gel with one pump of any Cleansing Milk: Blue Lavender, Rose, or Patchouli Rose.
Dribble in a little warm water, mix together between the palms, and gently massage all over the skin.The result is a creamy gel cleanser, the best of all worlds, that is adaptable to all skin types.
After cleansing, generously hydrate with any HydroSoul.
More Ways to Boost Your Routine.
If your skin is oily or combination, try our Pomegranate Repair Serum, gently massaged into skin. Then, generously mist with more of your favorite HydroSoul.
The magic is in the combination of Oil + Water.
Sometimes, your skin just needs a little space to breathe. Set aside time, daily, to relax. Breathe. Your skin is a garden and needs time to blossom.
Meditate or rest with eyes closed two times a day. Designate this time to yourself, instead of mindlessly scanning social media, or worrying about things you cannot fix.
Yes, I know. Easy to say, but the result is an instant reset of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Calm is restored.
Create this time for yourself each day, and at the end of 14 days, you will see and feel improvement.
Your skin is a living, breathing garden.
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