Tuesday, 25 November 2014

A focus on cleansers

I really like cleansing my face. That may sound odd to some, but I like having freshly washed skin and getting all the products, makeup and general dirt off my face after a long day out.

I'm currently using three cleansers and I'm really enjoying each of them.

OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel //

You definitely need to cleanse your skin in the morning, because even though you might not sleep with makeup on, you have a) gone half a day without cleansing your skin and b) you've probably slicked on quite a few products before you went to bed that now need to be removed. However, you don't need to cleanse as thoroughly as at night, so I love this beautiful gel from UK brand OSKIA. It smells like turkish delight and is rose coloured as well - and well, Fry's Turkish Delight is my preferred choice from a box of Favourites, so it was always going to be a winner in my books. It is a gel, but my skin never feels tight or thirsty after use because it's quite moisturising.

The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil //

In the evening, I always double cleanse because even if I'm not wearing makeup, I always use an SPF which means a thorough cleanse is in order. I start out with this oil that breaks down anything I may have on my face. I then emulsify it and take it off with a warm, damp cloth. It is absolutely beautiful and feels so soft on the skin.

Clinique Take The Day off Balm // 

This is my second cleanse of the evening, and I use it to really purify my skin once the makeup is gone. This is a no-nonsense and effective cleanser that goes from a balm to an oil when you rub it in to your skin.

A note just to advise you to steer clear of face wipes. The amount of product per wipe is very minimal  and you probably need 4-5 to get the same effect as a few pumps of a traditional cleanser. They are, however, brilliant for emergency situations (planes, the gym, etc) but for your everyday cleansing routine, I would say avoid them.

So far my little cleansing routine has served me well! 

Do you have any suggestions for cleansers for me to try?
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