How to Properly Cleanse After SPF

Did you know that harmful UV rays from the sun are the #1 cause of aging skin? While daily SPF is a must for keeping your skin protected, to ensure your skin stays clear as well, proper SPF removal is just as key for overall skin health! Because the sunscreens I carry use minerals to physically block the UV rays, (instead of chemicals that penetrate deeply into the skin), knowing how to remove your Organic Bunny SPF is a must!

Do you experience breakouts or clogged pores after using natural SPF? If so, this may be due to it not being removed fully so check out this brand new blog on tips on how to get your skin as clean as possible without stripping away your much-needed natural oils! Please note- This blog is simply our top picks for a deep cleanse. There are various different cleanser combinations you can use, these are just mine and Alex’s faves for a thorough cleanse.

How to Properly Cleanse After SPF-

The very best way to get a deep and thorough cleanse is to do a double cleanse as this is the best way to ensure your mineral SPF has not only been removed but that your skin also gets clean!

Having clean skin also ensures your skincare products can fully absorb so they have the ability to actually work. As you can imagine, if there is a bunch of build-up or barriers on the skin, this also can prevent your skincare from penetrating deeply as needed. Most sunscreens are also oil-soluble which means they only dissolve in oil, not water! Using a cleansing oil first ensures that the SPF is removed so your second cleanser doesn’t have to work as hard. Double cleansing is the best way to get your skin squeaky clean all year long, especially throughout these SPF-filled Summer months!

How to Double Cleanse-

Step 1: Oil Cleanse- Start with Earth Harbor Sunshine Dew Cleansing Oil

First, we suggest applying your above oil to dry skin which will bind to your mineral sunscreen and break it down. Apply 1-2 pumps of the oil or a quarter size of the balm and massage it all over your dry skin in circular motions and then go back in and add water and massage further and then rinse clean!

Cleansing oils are the best way to fully break down not only mineral sunscreen but makeup, facial oils, and our own sebum too! Next, we suggest following with your second cleanse which will give you a deeper cleanse which is especially beneficial in warmer temps! We also suggest pairing the below cleanser with a Konjac Sponge to ensure your skin is truly clean. Konjac Sponges are gentle enough to use 1x a day and are effective at removing dead skin and buildup too!

Step 2: Normal Cleanse with Konjac Sponge-

To complete step 2, take any of the below cleansers with your Konjac Sponge and cleanse a second time.

Step 3: Tone and Treat-

Once you are done with the above two steps, follow your cleanse by spraying the Earth Harbor Tidal Rose Mist on an Organic cotton round to wipe down your face and neck one last time to ensure any leftover residue has been removed! This toner is our top pick because it infuses nutrient-dense Seaweed with high-vibration Rose Quartz Rosewater, antioxidant-rich White Tea Extract, and youth-preserving Hibiscus Extract to lock in moisture, soften skin, and restore pH balance! It’s the perfect product to rebalance and hydrate your skin after a long day of sun and SPF.

Hopefully, these tips will help!? Not sure how to do any of the above or which options are best for you? You can always email the Organic Bunny esthetician at for additional help!

6 thoughts on “How to Properly Cleanse After SPF

  1. Thank you for this post! Super helpful! I watched your story tutorial on this on IG and loved it! So obviously here I am reading the blog post and getting everything I need to follow this routine! thank you!

  2. Amanda – thank you for the tutorial and showing which clean products remove SPF delicately. Such a great reminder to not only protect but cleanse properly too. Thank you 🙏🏻

  3. This was great advice, thank you! Any different tips for removing natural sunscreen from an 8yo with sensitive skin? Thank you!

    1. I would still use a cleansing oil and konjac sponge!

  4. Hi!
    I normally just wash my face with soap (3 ingredient soap I get from Whole Foods) and water? Why isn’t that enough?


  5. Hi
    It’s Awesome! Thanks for sharing

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