How do you use a cleansing balm? And our controversial opinion on the time spent using it.

It’s been a long day. You’re exhausted. And you know you’re supposed to wash your face with a cleanser and remove the makeup, the sunscreen, the dirt that’s accumulated over the course of the day. Do you skip it altogether, make it super quick, or get in there and spend a few minutes actually cleansing your skin? 




We get it, we’ve been there. And we’ve certainly done all of the above. But taking the time to properly cleanse your skin is the first crucial step to healthy skin, says Danucera founder Danuta Mieloch. "The one thing that keeps my clients’ from having their best skin is that 95 percent of them do not cleanse their skin properly or efficiently." Read on to learn why it’s so essential, the best cleansing balm to get the job done and how long to spend doing it. 


What does an oil cleanser or cleansing balm do?

When you apply a balm or oil-based cleanser to dry skin, it is able to effectively grab onto dirt and debris without disrupting or drying out your skin barrier. Ideally, you apply a cleansing balm like DANUCERA Cerabalm to dry skin and remove to get rid of surface makeup and dirt. 


What’s the difference between an oil cleanser and a face cleansing balm?

Both an oil cleanser and a face cleansing balm have an oil base, but an oil cleanser tends to be a liquid, and a cleansing balm tends to be more solid. They work in the same way, so it comes down to preference as to which one you choose. 

DANUCERA Cerabalm is formulated to be the best cleansing balm because it is multifunctional, and can be used as a first cleanse, second cleanse, nourishing mask and glowy balm.


What is a double cleanse?

A double cleanse is a way of washing the face that effectively removes all dirt without disrupting the skin barrier. 

The first cleanse gets rid of surface debris. We recommend using a pea-sized amount of DANUCERA Cerabalm on a cotton round, massaging skin to gently remove makeup and impurities.

The second cleanse is where you’ll really get in there. Apply another pea-sized dollop of DANUCERA Cerabalm directly to dry skin and massage gently with upward strokes for two to three minutes, gradually adding a few drops of water to emulsify the balm. Using a washcloth, rinse off with at least eight splashes of cool water.


Is it okay to double cleanse everyday?

It is okay to double cleanse everyday, but it’s not necessary to double cleanse in the morning. The evening is really when you want to take the time to remove all of the dirt that has accumulated during the day. “At night you have to double cleanse,” says Mieloch. “You’re wearing sunscreen, you're wearing makeup, you have to remove all of that, it takes a little time. 

Most sunscreens are waterproof and they stick to your skin, so it’s super important to spend a few extra seconds washing your face.”


What are the other ways I can use Cerabalm?

In addition to being a face cleanser, Cerabalm can also be used as a face mask that is like a mini “facial-in-a-jar.” To do it, apply a thick layer to clean skin, then massaging in gentle upward strokes for two to five minutes. You can leave on for longer. When you’re ready to remove, rinse off with cool water.

When you’re done with your skincare and makeup routine, you can pop on a little touch of Cerabalm to get a little extra hydration and a dewy glow.

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