Updated: Apr 21, 2021
I have some tips for you on the first step to any successful skincare routine, CLEANSING!
Why is it so important to cleanse your face?
Throughout the day, our skin is exposed to so many different elements. Sun exposure, pollution, dirt, debris, makeup, moisturizers and so much more! It is so important we are using the right products and tools to remove this both day and night. Yes, you heard me, WASH YOUR FACE TWICE A DAY! Without proper cleansing of the skin, you start to get build up of all those things I listed. This is where you get clogged pores, congestion which can lead to acne, dehydration, aging quicker and texture. Cleansing your skin helps promote hydration, helps with age-delay, removes all the toxins leaving your skin smooth and radiant. Now let's talk about properly cleansing your skin, because just water isn't cutting it.
Here are some tips to consider when cleansing:
Finding the right cleanser for your skin type is key, using just anything might not be beneficial for you and you could be causing further damage
Facial tools like a Clarisonic, Forreo, or cleansing tool is great for a deeper cleanse but your hands are your greatest tool
This is so important, make sure you aren't using super hot water because this can also cause further damage. Lukewarm or room temperature water is perfect
Double cleansing is amazing to make sure you're removing all those toxins on your face. Using an oil or balm as your first cleanser to remove makeup is great because it's not too stripping and helps aid in hydration.
Below are some of my favorite cleansers that are universal for all skin types but also can doubled as a makeup remover, so you get your 2 in 1 action.
By combining gentle cleansing with exfoliating power, this two-in-one formula takes away dirt, dulling dead skin cells, excess oil, and impurities to give skin a smooth finish and a radiant glow. Gentle enough to use twice a day, it preps skin for flawless makeup application.
Retails for $20.50 USD on Sephora.Com
Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm
This sorbet-like cleansing balm harnesses papaya enzymes to gently resurface skin while dissolving makeup, dirt, and oil, creating a baby-soft canvas for skincare and makeup. It is also formulated with antioxidant-rich blueberry, soothing apricot kernel oil, and moisturizing camellia seed oil to leave skin looking clean, bouncy, and glowing.
Ophthalmologist tested and safe for those with sensitive skin, sensitive eyes, and contact lens wearers. The polyethylene in papaya is a safe, cosmetic-grade polymer in liquid form and is different from the polyethylene that makes up common, everyday household plastics or microbeads.
Retails for $32 USD on Sephora.Com
Fenty Skin Total Cleans'r Remove It All
This gentle cleanser makes it a breeze to remove it all. It transforms from a cream to a decadent lather to purify pores and fight shine all day. It's oil-free and made with (and smells like) antioxidant-rich Barbados cherry and coconut-derived cleansers. It won’t strip or dry out skin.
Retails for $25 USD on Sephora.Com
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