Can you believe that some people don’t believe in washing their faces in the morning? Just cause you didn’t apply any makeup before bed doesn’t mean your face is clean! You still sweat, rub your face into your pillow and repeat for about 8 hours. Your face needs to be washed.

Y’all know I’m a big fan of balm cleansers, and the obsession doesn’t stop with this one. Darphin’s Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood is perfect for your morning pick-me-up (after scooping some of this up, I always take a deep inhale to get a whiff of it’s fragrance). This balm has the thickest and most viscuous texture I’ve used so far. I find that in the morning, my face can be puffy, and the thickness of the balm forces me to press it into my face to push the product around, breaking up the fluids and swelling in my face. I even use my ring fingers to smooth the product under my eyes and on my eyelids (my eyes are always puffy in the morn). This process wakes me up and brings my face back to normal in the morning.

This cleanser is not the best at removing stubborn eye makeup, and since you’re not technically supposed to use it on your eyes anyways, it’s all for the best, because should have removed all of your eye makeup the night before.

I use this in tangent with my washcloth/hot water/steam routine for a thorough cleanse in the morning. This cleanser is gentle, and won’t strip your face of any moisture. Skin is left soft, clean and smooth.

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