Danuta Shares Her Evening Routine

Danuta Mieloch invited us into her home to share her Evening Routine. Trust us, you do not want to miss this. She has so many tricks up her sleeves! Double P50? Triple Masking? Microcurrents? It’s all in here…

 

How to get soft, glowing, summer skin AND the no-makeup makeup look.

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1. Prepare the skin with a thorough cleansing.  We suggest massaging lait vip o2 onto dry skin (over makeup) for about a minute. Splash. Remove with a warm wet wash cloth or a konjac sponge  (replace monthly). Repeat for a double cleanse.

2. Gently exfoliate with a scrub such as Cellcomset’s Dual Exfoliant.  Massage onto dampened skin with light circular movements for 2-3 minutes to activate enzymes.

3. Tone/Hydrate/Balance/Lightly Peel the skin with P50 1970. Spend extra time with a P50 1970 soaked cotton round, being sure to tap inward and upward with light mechanical motions.  This movement ensures proper delivery of the product deep into the epidermis.  *You may notice a bit of tingling and pinkness which is perfectly normal.

4. Mask. 10-20 min.

  • Oily/Acne Prone Skin Types: Choose Mask Vivant  for deep pore cleansing, dissolving blackheads, and keeping breakouts at bay… it’s also very anti-aging. It’s not your typical clay mask, rather it’s a probiotic mask and also gives the skin a great glow.
    • Here’s a helpful tip: Try adding a pinch of baking soda and drop of water to the mask vivant to alkalize it if you have very stubborn blackheads or breakouts. Apply only to the areas, such as your nose, that need it.  Also excellent to use daily! 
  • Combination Skin Types: Spot treat oily areas with Mask Vivant and dry or normal areas with Mask VIP O2 (even over the eye area). It’s hydrating and oxygenating. Anti-aging and antipollution!
  • Dry Skin: Opt for Creme Masque Vernix. It gives the skin a “second birth”.

5.  Replenish. Apply serum Renovateur 14 first and Serum Complexe Royal second.  Finish with Serum Fluide VIP O2.  Your skin will be positively radiant by this point but you’re not quite  done…

6. Swap your heavy moisturizer for something lightweight such as Gel ADN Silkgen.

*Very dry skin types: try layering Serum silk plus on top of the Gel ADN Silkgen

7. Protect.  SPF daily! By now we all know how important this step is. Sun exposure is the number one cause of aging and damage to the skin.

Switch your makeup for something lighter such as the By Terry Cellularose CC Cream.  For a lit from within rosy glow opt for a gel blush such as By Terry’s Cellularose Blush Glace. Add a swipe of By Terry Hyaluronic Rouge Lipstick across the lips for a spring forward look that is perfectly fresh and pretty!

Could Your Face Wash Be More Effective? Why Double-Cleansing May Be the Answer

It may be the first step in your skin care regimen—but for most of us, putting serious thought into a daily face wash is something of a last priority. If you’re lucky enough to have booked a facial with New York City skin guru Georgia Louise, however, one 60-minute treatment could be all it takes to make you rethink exactly how, why, and when you use a favorite cleanser.

“Our skin can’t function properly at night—repair and regenerate itself—if it’s swimming in toxic chemicals,” she says of the importance of removing every last trace of makeup, sunscreen, and pollutant at the end of the day through a methodical cleansing ritual. At her Upper West Side studio, she starts every session with her signature “triple cleanse,” beginning with a gentle oil massage to lift off superficial dirt. A clay cleanser follows to dislodge deeper impurities; then a layer of alpha hydroxy acids loosens dead cells and blackheads, making for easy extractions.

Louise isn’t the first to swear by carefully choreographed, consecutive washes. The Asian skin-care phenomenon known as double-cleansing—which involves the practice of using a cleansing oil in tandem with a water-based face wash—originated in Japan or Korea, or possibly even further east, in China, as far back as the fourteenth century, according to Alicia Yoon. Historical texts reference Korean women using plant-derived oils both to smooth on face powders—creating their own sort of oil-based foundations—and to remove them from the skin. Rice water, or ground mung beans, were then applied to flush out underlying impurities. In Japan, double-cleansing was born of necessity, as cleansing oils were the only means of removing the white paint-like base that women traditionally wore as a sign of beauty; they followed with a foaming cleanser to refresh the skin and remove oil residue.

By leaving a layer of smoother, healthier, younger skin cells on the surface, the ritual also allows the active ingredients in a good face serum or night cream to penetrate more deeply. And for those looking to incorporate double-cleansing into their routine, here’s how to do it right: Smooth an oil-based formula onto dry skin, circling it over face and eyes for about a minute before removing it with a warm cloth. Next, apply a water-based cleanser that suits your complexion—a gel or foam (like Mizon Egg White Bubble Cleanser) for normal to oily types, a milky emulsion (such as Biologique Recherche Lait VIP O2) for dry or sensitive types. Work it into your skin, then rinse or wipe away for immaculate pores—and a perfectly clean canvas before bed.

Eve Lom Cleanser:  Apply cleanser to the face using circular movements. Dip the muslin cloth in hot water and wring out. Press onto the face and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 3 times. Rinse the cloths in warm water and remove all traces of make-up and cleanser making circular movements to exfoliate. Rinse cloth in cold water and re-apply to the face for 5 seconds to close the pores. Gently pat skin dry with a towel.

Biologique Recherche Lait VIP O2 cleanser: Apply with fingers to face, neck, and decollete, using light circular movements to emulsify oil and makeup. Remove cleanser with a warm, wet washcloth. Repeat steps to complete a second cleansing. Follow with P50 “1970” and the appropriate serums and cream.