THE SANDWICH® FAQ
Why do you say to do the surface cleaning at night and the Sandwich only in the morning?
At night you want to dissolve makeup, oil and the impurities of the day. The key word is DISSOLVE. Cleansing milk and toner are much better than soap and scrub for this purpose. When you wake up your skin is still clean, and now it is ready for the special deep cleansing spa treatment of The Sandwich. Whenever you go to a spa and have a facial or any special treatment,
they don’t just put it right on your face – they first clean your face
and remove your make up with milk and toner so that the special
treatments go right to your pores instead of having to first get through
layers of makeup and oil. For deep pore cleansing and mild exfoliation, the moisturizer, soap and scrub in The Sandwich are the ideal products. They also give you a healthy glow for the day when you want it - why go to sleep when your skin looks fresh and dewy and ready to meet the day?
Isn’t it better to use soap and scrub at night when your skin is the most dirty?
That sounds logical, but in fact the opposite is true. Soap and scrub FEEL refreshing, but they are not the best form of products to dissolve oil and makeup. You need something with a little oil in it to do that, like a cleansing milk. Our great-grandmothers knew what they were doing when they used cold cream at night! If you want that refreshing feeling at the end of the day, after cleansing with milk and toner just splash with warm water 15 times, then cold water 15 times.
Why do you use moisturizer first?
It is rather unusual to have moisturizer be the first step in cleansing, but that is one of the keys to our great results. Moisturizer serves two purposes: It softens everything up so it removes better, and it provides a protective layer to shield your skin from the drying effects of the soap. The whole point of The Sandwich is to get the great cleansing benefits of soap without any of the drying side effects. You then apply moisturizer again after you are finished washing so your skin is protected for the day.
Do you really need 15 splashes of warm water and 15 splashes of cool?
Yes! The warm and cool splashes have two purposes. The warm splashes make sure you don't have a bit of scrub left behind and the warm water stimulates your circulation for natural detoxification. The cold splashes tighten up your pores and the cool water following the warm water gives you a rosy glow. Everything in The Sandwich instructions is there for a reason. Any little thing you leave out means you lessen the benefit of the health and beauty of your skin You can do it - It's only two minutes from start to finish!
Can the Signature Cleansing Cloths be re-used?
Absolutely! You can rinse and re-use them after The Sandwich a few times before discarding them. One exception is people with significant acne. They should use a fresh cloth with each cleansing for maximum hygiene.
Won’t the soap dry out my skin?
It will never dry out your skin if you follow the method. All soaps are drying by their nature – even ours which is 100% organic! The trick is to use it with our method, with moisturizer first and wiping off afterward. That’s how you get the cleansing benefits of soap without the drying side effects.
What if I lose my instruction card?
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