The Couxcoux “HOW TOUX”:
Applying chemical free, alcohol free, toxin free, soap free cleansers & facial or body oils is very similar to conventional cleansing & moisturizing routines.
All the following processes apply to body parts as well as the face. The shins, thighs, forearms, upper arms, hands and feet.
ORGANIC or SYNTHETIC
Even with organic skin care, all that you “do”, can create tolerance in the skin.
This is why it’s important to implement skin care routines that are “age appropriate” and “gradual”, AND …. when you get to a “certain age”:
add a more intense application routine with varying ingredients (about once every month to three months) to avoid tolerance.
This speeds up regeneration of damage keeping you as fresh and as youthful as possible.
13 to 35
If you’re between 13 and 35, maybe 40 to 45 even, you’ll probably need:
once a day.
For Oily & Combination skin, I suggest “THE METHOD” at night only.
When we add cleansing and moisturizing AT NIGHT we are trying to convince the body that:
We have enough Oil on our skin
we don’t need it to produce a lot more.
This is why “washing” often, or even just washing as usual, can create Oilier Skin & Acne, instead of less!!! The less Oil the body senses on the skin, usually overnight, the more it will make.
So …. if you’re having a problem with too much OIL, add OIL!!
In the morning …. just rinse and towel dry.
There is NOTHING better for your skin than the oils your own body produces just for you. Rub them in!!! Let them work for you.
They are NOT “dirty” or, at least, the “dirt” isn’t “stuck” to you. A simple rinse is all you need to begin your day.
BUT!!! If you have ACNE: apply the SOS Cleanse & Tone Spray ONLY !!
morning & night to start.
NO serum, salve or 3-WAY.
Add 2 to 4 additional Cleanse & Tones applications a day to reduce & remove acne symptoms..
Your only job with ACNE is to get the oil OFF with Cleanse & Tone!!
It’s very rare to have dry skin at this age but, if so,
I suggest switch to “THE METHOD” in the morning only.
When we cleanse and moisturize in the morning, leaving the face somewhat dry at night, we are trying to signal the body to make MORE of it’s own OIL, hence clarifying dry skin gradually from the inside out.
If you need to remove makeup at night go ahead. Use your serum, salve, 3-WAY or LazyFast to do that but, cleanse your face again afterwards with Cleanse & Tone.
BUT!!!! Generally, younger people experiencing chronically dry skin is SUPER uncommon UNLESS: something else is going on.
You’ll need to do some investigating. Most likely: you’re experiencing a reaction to highly processed skin care ingredients or highly processed food ingredients or highly processed household cleaner or laundry product.
The #1 offender is usually synthetic fragrance but ….
can be one of several thousand chemicals found in our contemporary products.
See our “Chemicals to Avoid post“ that addresses some reasons for irritated, sensitive, dry skin and other chronic illness!
~35 or 40 to ….
YES!!! It is more than likely to have Normal, Oily, Combination &/or intermittently DRY skin as you age.
Especially if you’re healthy.
Chronically dehydrated or dry skin, even in harsh environments, can often be a signal that something might be wrong within the body.
But, just because you have wrinkles does NOT mean your skin is DRY ….
Don’t ignore your skin type just because you’re older.
BUT …. this is around the time to start stepping it up. So, for all maturing skin types, I suggest a “THE METHOD” morning & night.
At first, add the morning & night routine only twice a week,
then, after a while: three time a week, and so on.
about once a month, or when your current Couxcoux bottle or jar is empty, …. switch products!!
For example: if you are using Glow Cleanse & Tone with Glow Serum or 3-Way right now, and your skin is a bit more Oily than Dry, switch to the SOS products until those containers are empty.
Then switch back to Glow.
Then if you find your skin is a little more DRY than OILY: Switch to the SILKY products, then back to GLOW …. etc.
Same goes if you have DRY skin and are use SILKY products. But you’ll be switching to SUN products, then back to SILKY.
Sometimes when we switch back and forth we experience a little congestion but, if our bodies are truly “ready” (aging, dryer, oiler: ie – seeking additional/different nutrients) this shouldn’t happen or will last only a day or two.
IF you are experiencing ACNE (insult to injury in this age category …. sorry) you need to know that skin will break out if it’s OILY and DRY. So …. be sure. Then use the appropriate Couxcoux products for your skin type!!
So …. YES!!!
Couxcoux skin care ingredients for all skin types ARE enough to slow down the aging process, when coupled with some routine changes, and especially when managed with healthier lifestyles like avoiding chemical toxins in your home, avoiding sugar and switching to chemical free, nutrient rich organic food.
Get wet ….
Warm water softens skin, loosens dirt & grime, melts hardened oils & opens pores. So ….splash, rinse or shower. And … this is the point where you can start thinking about the quality of your tap water. Especially regarding harsh, toxic fluoride and chlorine.
After splashing, showering, or rinsing “your day” can be more easily wiped away without tugging and pulling on tissues.
Spray: Spray Couxcoux Cleanse & Tone for your skin type liberally, directly on the face and rub in for 90 seconds. This process is easiest for those with acne that are applying Cleanse & Tone multiple times a day.
You can also liberally spray your palms, then pat Cleanse & Tone onto the face to avoid smearing eye makeup.
Then wipe away excess with a dry cloth leaving skin slightly damp.
WIPE: Spray Couxcoux Cleanse & Tone liberally onto a disposable cotton pad or washable cloth and stroke face upwards and outwards.
Repeat as necessary depending on how dirty the pad/cloth gets. (I love to see the dirt come off :):)!!
HYDRATE & PROTECT
REMOVE MAKEUP ….THEN
ADD DAILY REPAIR SERUM, IF DESIRED …. THEN
ADD ADDITIONAL HYDRATION.
Use any hydrating method below “twice”, easily removes all makeup.
You do NOT need a special makeup removing product ….
Although …. we make some.
Check out our hydrating 3-WAY & LazyFast Collections for removing makeup.
The first application will remove makeup & hydrate, the second application, if needed (many with oily, normal & combination skin don’t), will further hydrate.
Add a TINY dab to palm or fingertips to hydrate. For hydrating you want to apply as little as possible, massaging and spreading oils out until a nice matte finish is achieved.
Add a LARGE dab to remove makeup. For removing makeup you want large slippery areas to dislodge makeup and build up that will be wiped away.
Use a fingertip to “spot” an area. Repeat this process until all desired areas are covered.
Massage in well for 90 seconds.
Add Couxcoux products to one palm, rub palms together and apply to the entire face at once and massage, in little expanding circles, for 90 seconds.
This method is easiest, if not super delicate or pretty, and works best, giving you a chance to really massage the nutrient rich ingredients into all the tissues, stimulating oxygen rich blood flow to damaged areas that really encourages repair and detox.
Add dabs to a disposable or washable pad and stroke entire face in circles and upward to outward.
For hydrating, use tiny dabs and massage in well, spreading oils out to a matte finish.
For removing makeup, use large dabs and massage thoroughly dislodging makeup & buildup. Wipe makeup away with a separate pad or cloth. Repeat if necessary.
If you have very dry skin or live in a harsh, dry or cold environment NOW is the time to apply a second layer of hydration and protection.
ADD a daily repair serum to troubling areas for corrective measures with regular use. Roll on tiny amounts and pat into skin. Wait a minute or two, then blot excess.
For very dry skin or to add a protective barrier in cold dry environments:
Use any method above, apply a tiny, thin coat of Couxcoux Salve for your skin type, on top of the serum you just applied.
The vegan candelilla wax thickens and emulsifies to protect and continually hydrate the surface of the skin for several hours.
This second coat with Couxcoux Salve is especially useful for dry, stubborn, crepey areas on the face and body.
Do Not use this Additional Hydration step if:
Your are in a hot, humid or tropical climate (being in A/C all day is NOT a hot, humid environment).
or if you intend to apply full face foundation makeup and/or powder.
or if your skin is quite oily.
INFORMATION ON COUXCOUX SERUM:
Also, only synthetic, refined, unnatural, Coconut Oil will always be a liquid (caprylic/capric triglyceride).
Natural Coconut Oil is a pale yellow liquid when it’s warm and a firm, white solid when it’s cold.
Check out our “LIQUID or SOLID” video.
Thank you for going Couxcoux Toux!