The Brown Barn Triple Cleansing Protocol

We've established that cleansing your face is the cornerstone of a glowing skincare routine.

A good cleansing routine is essential for smoothing skin texture, evening skin tone, and deeply cleansing pores.

You've heard about the "Double Cleansing" regimen that involves using one cleanser to remove make-up and debris followed by another to deep clean and purify your skin.

But have you heard about "Triple Cleansing"?

Personally, this is the evening cleansing regimen I use most often. At almost 60 years old, I need more exfoliation than when I was younger and I like the flexibility this protocol allows. I then begin my day with a morning cleanse using  7 Day Glow's CLARIFY Hydrating BHA Cleanser to gently refresh.

Regardless of which protocol or what products you use, be sure to cleanse your face, chin and neck. Too often we skip the neck area - this is one of the first places your aging skin will appear so treat it just as you do the rest of your face!

Christine Untiedt, Founder, Brown Barn Botanicals

Here's how it works...

Step 1: Remove the Dirt from the Day

I start with Brown Barn's Pre Cleanse. This oil based cleanser gently removes make-up and any pollution from the day, such as from touch or air. It is also gentle enough to use around the tender eye area. I massage it onto dry skin, paying careful attention to problem areas. Remove with a damp washcloth and pat dry before moving to step 2.

Step 2: Go Deeper

Now that the surface debris and make-up is off the surface of my skin, I apply Brown Barn's low foaming, gel based Willow & Iris Gentle Purifying Cleanser.

This cleanser was specifically designed to fight environmental impurities and gives a gentle deeper cleanse. The gel base works great for absorbing excess oil without stripping my skin. It is made with a natural emulsifier to provide just a bit of creaminess and black willow bark extract for light exfoliation.

I massage a pump of this cleanser to dry skin, then add water with my fingertips to create a light micro-foam. Once I've thoroughly cleansed, I remove with a damp washcloth and pat dry.

Step 3: Lightly Exfoliate and Regenerate

Lastly, I finish with a cleanser that gives me a touch of exfoliation and a deep pore cleanse.  

Depending on my skin's needs (as in time of month or my mood!) I choose either

- 7 Day Glow's CLARIFY BHA Cleanser - a gentle oil based cleanser that is made with natural emulsifier and natural beta-hydroxy acid (BHA).  

CLARIFY works to gently dissolve impurities while deeply moisturizing. Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) supports clear pores and provides mild exfoliation. This is a great choice for all skin types. It is especially good for aging, normal, and dry skin - but oily skin types will benefit from this cleanser as well. (See for more information on oil based skincare for oily skin.)

I apply Clarify to dry skin, massage deeply, wet my face with my fingertips and continue to massage my face gently with my fingertips, then rinse and pat dry. 


- or I opt for Brown Barn's Tea Tree & Rosemary Deep Cleansing Bar - a gentle, detergent free treatment bar made with goat's milk and French green clay. This cleanser is great for normal to oily skin types and works especially well for ruddy skin.

This gentle, detergent free treatment bar works to deeply cleanse while purifying and minimizing pores. It also does a great job at exfoliating. The French green clay in this bar helps to pull impurities from pores. Successfully layering treatments into one bar serves to deeply cleanse and exfoliate, adding polish to skin surface, while acting as a mini-mask treatment to support minimizing pores.

To apply, I wet my fingertips and run the bar in my hands to create a nice foam. I then massage this foam onto my face in small circular motions - avoiding my eyes (I caught them in step 1!). Once I've covered my face, chin and neck I leave the foam on for a few minutes. It will begin to dry, allowing the French green clay to do its job to pull impurities from my skin and provide mild exfoliation upon removal. I remove this cleanser with a damp washcloth and pat dry.


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