Here are five cleansing tips and tricks that you may or may not know about. I thought I would work a post together to help you pick up a couple of nifty tricks that you could put into use with your cleansing routine...
Use an Eye make up remover
Now you may be thinking, 'a cleanser can do the same thing'. Bin that idea right now. Eye make up removers are designed to remove make up away from your eyes in the gentlest possible manner. The skin around our eyes are the thinnest on our bodies, they are too delicate to be pulled and tugged at. Eye make up removers are very good at removing make up with the least amount of tugging. I particularly recommend the Clarins Oil based Eye make up remover. It takes a couple of swipes of this solution on a cotton pad to loosen the make up and wipe it away. Your fingers don't need to touch the scene at all.
Use an oil based cleanser.
Oil is the most effective way of breaking down make up quickly and in a gentle way. It beats any other type of cleanser in removing make up. When it comes to ridding your face of pore clogging foundations and lipstick stains, I would stick with oil based cleansers. Cleansing balms are a rather luxurious option for an oil based cleanser with Eve Lom and Emma Hardie battling it out to be the best of the balms. But you can also reach for a cleansing oil. Its thinner, easier to work into the skin and you can get some really great cleansing oils. Both are as effective as each other. And if your scared it doesn't match your skin type - Don't fear! Balm cleansers can work for all skin types.
Cleansers can help to combat certain skin problems.
You may typically think of a cleanser as a way of 'removing dirt' from our skin, but it can be so much more then just a simple cleanser. Certain cleansers can contain properties and ingredients that help our skin in other ways. For example if you have dry skin, try sticking with oil based cleansers like balms that help to keep your skin nourished in the process. If your skin is dehydrated then a cream cleanser can often be very hydrating for our skin. And many of us tend to suffer from dehydration once winter kicks in.
Moisturisers can help too.
I am rather clumsy. Whilst doing my make up, my hands can slip and I will end up with an almighty mascara blotch sitting underneath my eye. Its not pleasant. But rather than resorting to a cleanser or even worse a bar of soap reach for your moisturiser. It may sound absurd but moisturisers contain oils. And as I have said in the beginning, oils can break down make up quite effectively. A simple dollop of moisturiser on the end of a cotton bud can rectify any make up mishaps you have throughout your day.
Use warm water.
This is very simple. And one rule that we probably all follow. But use warm water to loosen dirt and unclog your pores. That way your cleanser is more likely to do a better job of getting rid of the bacteria and dirt that is lurking all around your face. I know, its gross.
What is your ultimate cleansing tip?
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