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SKINCARE - The Perfect Regime - Cleansers

Updated: Apr 30

STEP 1

Let's talk about CLEANSERS and

- Why

- How

- When

to use them...








WHY

Cleansers not only remove make up but also remove oil, dirt, pollution, impurities and germs from the skin... imagine leaving all of that nastiness on your face... no wonder we often suffer from skincare complaints and issues when we don't follow an effective skincare routine.


HOW

Cleansers can take a number of forms... creams, gels, oils, bars, washes, wipes or micellar formulations (more on this later)... each has its own application technique, some are washed off, some are swept over the face using a cotton pad, some are applied and wiped away.


WHEN

Cleansing is the FIRST step of your skincare regime... it is recommended that you cleanse your skin twice per day, both morning and night.

The night time cleanse often seems to be the most obvious one... at night you are cleansing your skin to remove any make up, dirt and pollution that has settled and accumulated on your skin during the day.

You may wonder why you have to then cleanse the following morning, after all, you've only been to bed... the morning cleanse removes any remnants of overnight skincare along with any excess oil and debris that has accumulated on your face during the night. This morning cleanse also enables your other skincare products to penetrate the skin and do their job more effectively

 

WHICH CLEANSER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

The cleanser that you choose will often depend on your skin type and any skincare concerns that you may have. It can also depend on your preferences and the time that you have available for your skincare routine along with factors such as if you are a heavy make-up wearer or spend a lot of time in a highly polluted environment.

When you check out Step 1(a) of my Skincare Regime information (below) you may choose that you are actually going to DOUBLE CLEANSE with the same product twice OR with two different cleansers, again, this depends on your skincare needs.

 

WHAT DO WE HAVE AVAILABLE...

- Micellar Waters

- Micellar Gels

- Oil Infused Micellar Water

- Foam Cleaners

- Bubble Cleanser

- Jelly Cleansers

- Solid Cleanser Bars

- Sensitive Cream Cleansers

I know, that's A LOT to choose from, BUT I am here to help you find your PERFECT match... simply pop a request for a skincare consultation over - HERE and I will be in touch to help.

 

SO, WHATS THIS MICELLAR STUFF...

It is called Micellar as it contains micelles, which are tiny ball-shaped clusters, made of molecules of oil. Think about what happens when you mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a bowl? That's right - if you leave them, they separate. But the micelles in Micellar Water are different; they are a special kind of oil molecule called surfactants. Surfactants have two ends: an oil-loving head and a water-loving tail. Micellar Water is essentially just water containing lots of these micelle clusters. They're pretty happy to hang around in the water, but when they meet other oils, just as they do when they're being wiped over your face, they draw them up like a magnet so, Micellar based Cleaners draw oils and dirt out from your face.


Dermatologists and make up wearers alike prefer micellar water because it is appropriate for most skin types and won't dry out skin or cause irritation. It doesn't contain alcohol,, so it won't ever sting and even if it gets in your eyes, it shouldn't cause a lot of irritation.

 

STEP 1(a)

Let's talk about TONERS

  • Toners are designed to remove the final traces of make up and grime

  • Toners are mostly useful for those with particularly oily or blemish prone skin

  • Depending on your skin type and concerns they can contain acids, glycerin. anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories

  • Toners are often used to balance the pH of the skin



HOW & WHEN

Toners are applied with a cotton pad after cleansing either once or twice a day. It is important to remember that the overuse of toners can case skin irritation. both morning and night

 

WHAT DO WE HAVE AVAILABLE...

- Clearskin Blemish Clearing Toner

- Clearskin Blackhead Clearing Toner

- Clearskin Pore & Shine Control Toner

 

TONERS AND TONICS...

An alternative to a toner is a tonic... Again, these are used after cleansing and are formulated to balance the skin’s pH levels, tighten pores, and provide a burst of hydration. here at Avon we have a couple of options of Tonic available...

- Anew Reviving Tonic

- Anew Radiance Tonic

 

WHAT'S THE ALTERNATIVE...

As already mentioned, an effective alternative to a toner or tonic is to DOUBLE CLEANSE... the use of a Micellar water as your second cleanse acts as a gentle toner... “Micellar water actually draws out all the oil and dirt that can be found on the surface of your skin and rinses your pores. Its lightweight formula may look like water, but its properties make it an excellent cleansing agent for your skin, without the oil-stripping ingredients often found in toners.”

 

WHAT DOES MY ROUTINE LOOK LIKE...

Firstly, it is important that you know my skin type... I have combination skin with some oiler patches, my skincare concerns were a particularly dry and sensitive patch of skin on my right cheek and dark circles under my eyes.

I mentioned DOUBLE CLEANSING above and this is exactly what I do... I actually have THREE cleansers that I use, depending on the day that I have had...

- Heavier make up day - Oil infused micellar water to ensure I remove waterproof and power-stay make up FOLLOWED BY Soothe micellar water to remove any final traces of make up along with impurities and build up from the day.

- Lighter make up day - Radiance micellar gel FOLLOWED BY Soothe micellar water OR a double application of the Soothe micellar water.

Because I DOUBLE CLEANSE, I do not utilise Step 1(a) in my routine.

 

So, have you learnt anything new? Are you ready to try a new cleanser?

Do you want help to select the right one? I'M HERE TO HELP

Or you can shop here --- www.buybeautywithme.co.uk

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