Cleansing – oh how I love to cleanse! There is no better feeling than taking off my make-up at the end of the day and giving me skin a bit of TLC.
I thought I would share with you my evening cleansing routine – this is what I do most evenings to fully cleanse my skin and prepare it for various serums and moisturisers before going to sleep.
First Cleanse: Removing the Make-Up!
So my first step is taking my make-up off! I tend to switch between the above three oil based cleansers depending on the needs of my skin and the time of year.
For example in these summer months I have been reaching for the beautifully light and soothing Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil by the Body Shop as it is so gentle on my sun parched skin. Check out my full Summer Cleansing Routine here.
I have to admit, I have been using the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm very sparingly as it is an expensive treat! It is an indulgent cleanser to use, the scent is evocative of a spa-like treatment which you can achieve in the comfort of your own home. Check out my full review here.
Clinique’s Take The Day Off is a firm staple – great for any time of the year and at a reasonable price point. Like with all products by Clinique they contain zero fragrance which is great for my sensitive skin but not so great for a first cleanse to tickle your senses with indulgent aromas!
So for my first cleanse I take one of these three great cleansers and warm a small amount in my palms and gently smooth over my face. The oils in the cleansers melt to a liquid oil consistency and effortlessly melts and lifts away even the most stubborn of make-up. I soak a muslin cloth in warm water and gently use this to remove the cleanser and make-up from my face. This can get messy!
Then on to the second cleanse!
Second Cleanse: Deep Cleansing
2-3 x a week I will add an extra step into my evening double cleanse routine by exfoliating inbetween the cleanses! As you all probably know I am a huge fan of Liz Earle skin care products – they have absolutely transformed my skin and don’t let me down.
The Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator is exactly that – gentle! It managed to buff and brighten the skin without leaving it feeling tight or irritated. I tend to use these a few times a week inbetween the cleanses to brighten my skin.
Next is the beloved Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish cream hot cloth cleanser. This is a firm staple in my skin care routine. I pump a small amount into my palms and gently massage it all over my face, really working it into my skin to deeply clean out my pores and leaving my skin absolutely clean and fresh. I remove the cleanser using a warm water soaked muslin cloth to reveal fresh, clean and radiant skin.
The final step of my evening double cleanse routine is to apply the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic toner to remove any lingering residue of the cleansers and refresh my skin ready for the serums and moisturisers before bed!
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