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GET GLOWING SKIN WITH DOLORES VILLANUEVA AT CERÓN HIGHLAND PARK


STEP-BY-STEP CLEANSING ROUTINE:

The best way to wash your face is by double cleansing.

Step 1

Wash your face with a creamy cleanser, cleansing oil, or balm. Apply a small amount all over your dry face and massage gently. Then use a little bit of water to emulsify; remove with a warm, damp washcloth. Please be gentle — your face is not a dish!

The initial cleanse is so important. It helps remove pollution, sunscreen, and stubborn makeup. The cleansers I recommend also remove eye makeup and even waterproof mascara. (Note: If the product explicitly instructs to avoid the eye area, follow instructions.) My favorite cleansers, which I use regularly, can be applied around the eyes. See them below.

Step 2

Use eye makeup remover or micellar water to remove any makeup left around the eyes.

Step 3

Apply a gel, foaming, or cream cleanser for the second cleanse. All of these can be used on wet or dry skin for a deeper clean. If used on dry skin, massage your face with a little water to emulsify, then remove with a warm, damp washcloth.

Your skin will thank you for taking this extra measure and double cleansing. You will see a new glow as acne and bad breakouts disappear. I have witnessed many of my clients, friends, and co-workers transform their skin by adopting this routine. Sometimes something as simple as cleaning your face correctly helps!

Skin Care Tips

  • If you are wearing a lot of eye makeup, use cotton rounds with a little warm water to remove it before starting the double cleanse. This step saves your washcloths from getting stained.
  • If your makeup has oil in it — for example, mascara — a cleansing balm is the best option for the first cleanse.
  • Avoid packaged cleansing wipes. They are too harsh on the skin. Keep a basket of washcloths under or near your sink. The natural fibers of the cloth are less harsh on your skin. I prefer white ones, as I like to see what I have removed.
  • Give your skin some moisture with rosewater before the first step. It is the perfect base to start your routine.
  • The goal is to marinate your skin — exfoliate, hydrate, and moisturize.
  • “I regret taking care of my skin,” said no one ever!

PRODUCT PICKS

Villanueva’s go-to brands are Chantecaille, Eminence, and Dr. Dennis Gross. All are available at Cerón Highland Park.

First Cleanse

  • Chantecaille Flower Infused Cleansing Milk, $57
  • Chantecaille Rose de Mai Cleansing Balm, $90
  • Eminence Wildflower Cleansing Balm, $52
  • Eminence Stone Crop Cleansing Oil, $52

Second Cleanse

  • Chantecaille Rice and Geranium Foaming Cleanser, $64
  • Eminence Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser, $42
  • Eminence Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser, $42
  • Eminence Acne Advance Cleansing Foam, $44
  • Rhonda Allison Pumpkin Cleanser, $40

For Eye Area

  • Chantecaille Rose Eye Makeup Remover, $42

Services Villanueva provides include:

  • Facial and skin treatments, starts at $255
  • Face and body waxing, starts at $60
  • Eyebrow waxing, tweeze, and tinting, starts at $44
  • Makeup application, $145
  • Makeup lesson, $200

First Cleanse

  • Chantecaille Flower Infused Cleansing Milk, $57
  • Chantecaille Rose de Mai Cleansing Balm, $90
  • Eminence Wildflower Cleansing Balm, $52
  • Eminence Stone Crop Cleansing Oil, $52

Second Cleanse

  • Chantecaille Rice and Geranium Foaming Cleanser, $64
  • Eminence Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser, $42
  • Eminence Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser, $42
  • Eminence Acne Advance Cleansing Foam, $44
  • Rhonda Allison Pumpkin Cleanser, $40

For Eye Area

  • Chantecaille Rose Eye Makeup Remover, $42

Services Villanueva provides include:

  • Facial and skin treatments, starts at $255
  • Face and body waxing, starts at $60
  • Eyebrow waxing, tweeze, and tinting, starts at $44
  • Makeup application, $145
  • Makeup lesson, $200

First Cleanse

  • Chantecaille Flower Infused Cleansing Milk, $57
  • Chantecaille Rose de Mai Cleansing Balm, $90
  • Eminence Wildflower Cleansing Balm, $52
  • Eminence Stone Crop Cleansing Oil, $52

Second Cleanse

  • Chantecaille Rice and Geranium Foaming Cleanser, $64
  • Eminence Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser, $42
  • Eminence Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser, $42
  • Eminence Acne Advance Cleansing Foam, $44
  • Rhonda Allison Pumpkin Cleanser, $40

For Eye Area

  • Chantecaille Rose Eye Makeup Remover, $42

Services Villanueva provides include:

  • Facial and skin treatments, starts at $255
  • Face and body waxing, starts at $60
  • Eyebrow waxing, tweeze, and tinting, starts at $44
  • Makeup application, $145
  • Makeup lesson, $200

COVID safety precautions are taken during appointments,
including the use of face masks and face shields.

Book your appointment with Dolores Villanueva at Cerón Highland Park today by emailing info@ceronhair.com or calling 214.219.3600.

Go behind the scenes of a pampering facial at the salon on our Instagram!