Quick Guide to Facial Cleansing

Quick Guide to Facial Cleansing

Cleansing is the first step of any facial routine and one of the most important too. Whether it’s foundation or concealer, getting off every last drop of makeup can be quite tough. Repeatedly washing your face with cleanser can leave you feeling thoroughly clean, but it can also be seriously drying.

Eyes and Lips

For everyone who wears eye and lip make-up it’s best to use a specific product to remove it. Especially for mascara as it can be tougher to remove. As well as to condition the area. For best results leave the product on for a few minutes before wiping and always use a different cotton pad or wipe for each eye.

Cleanse

Instead, put a thick layer of cold cream or oil when you want to remove makeup residue. Even if you have oily skin, cream is still a great option to remove makeup. I recommend….. Let it soak in for a few minutes.
Removing your makeup properly keeps your skin looking fresh and radiant by removing the make-up, impurities and dead skin cells.

Cream Cleansers

These are great for dehydrated skin as the rich glossy texture melts away make-up and daily pollution while hydrating at the same time.  As with all cleansers, make sure you are washing it off efficiently by splashing the face with lukewarm water and wiping with a washcloth to remove stubborn makeup residue.. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you use a fragrance free cleanser to avoid irritation.

Wipes

Wipes are great for removing excess make-up. However I’d recommend to use these as well as another cleansing products. Wipes alone tend to push the makeup and impurities around your face rather than fully removing. Don’t waste money on expensive face wipes. Baby wipes are ideal and you can get these for sensitive skin.

Face Washes

Face washes and foam cleansers are great for combination or oily skin, or those of us who are prone to skin problems and breakouts. Try using cleansers with added tea tree oil or witch hazel.

Tone

After any cleanse it’s essential to apply a toner using a damp cotton wool disc or clean wipe, gently wiping over the skin. This helps to restore the skin’s PH and remove any last traces of products

Deep Cleanse

Use an exfoliator 2-3 times a week when you feel like your skin needs a deeper cleanse. If you have sensitive skin then once a week will be suitable. Exfoliators should be applied after cleansing to a wet face, working upwards in circular movements. Wash off well afterwards with water and wipe over with toner.

Salon Facial

Why not treat yourself to a monthly facial. Not only will your therapist use specialist products tailored to your skin type, they will also spend a lot more time on your face. We are all guilty of making shortcuts when it comes to our beauty routine. If time is limited, facials are especially beneficial. I offer a 20 minute mini facial for a quick facial pick me up. If you have problem areas then a special facial is ideal. Whether you’re battling wrinkles, dry skin, pigmentation or acne – having a salon facial can help with these issues.

Extras

If you have spare time to further your routine, try adding a generous application of eye cream and day/night cream. Performing these easy steps twice a day will help maximise your cleansing routine and give your skin a natural, healthy glow.

When it comes to cleansers it’s hard to know what’s best for you as there are so many different types. Try a few before settling on one that suits your skin. This is key to a successful facial routine.

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Post by Sabrina Nicole
10 years in the industry. Fully qualified beauty and massage therapist. Specialising in semi permanent makeup and facial treatments. From eyebrows to lashes she provides these services mobile.

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