Your most important step in your skincare regime is to cleanse. No matter how tired you are after your long hectic workday, rushing around after children or that longer than expected party- Washing off your makeup is like brushing your teeth, it must be done!
Yes, a daily ritual of cleansing means a clean fresh healthy skin. Oil, sweat, dust, dirt and foundation can clog pores and prevents the skin from breathing. Now let’s add to this redundant skin cells on the skin’s surface also mixing with oil and dirt equals instant blockages.
Not washing eye makeup off can also cause milia (aka whiteheads) build up underneath the eyes and these are difficult to treat.
Another golden rule is to cleanse TWICE to remove your makeup. A second cleanse is always needed to ensure your makeup is completely washed off properly and skin underneath cleansed thoroughly.
Don’t even think about putting serums, masks or moisturiser on a dirty face as these products won’t work effectively and then your just wasting your hard earned dollars.
One of my favourite cleansers is O Cosmedics Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser.
It is soooooooo much more than a cleanser though. It not only contains zeolite, which acts like a magnet that sticks debris to it but it’s pumped with antioxidants and hydration ingredients. Unless you wear waterproof mascara, there is no need for an eye makeup remover while using this cleanser. It won’t sting or make your eyes tear up and is safe enough to remove your eye makeup with, a double cleanse of course. Niacinamide Aka Vit B will improve your skin’s hydration, repair your barrier (Aka acid mantle- your skin’s natural barrier of oil and water to protect against bacteria & it’s natural moisturiser) lighten pigmentation and super excellent for even the most sensitive skins. Ageing skins will also love this cleanser and best of all it’s Cosmeceutical so, 3 times more potent and loaded with cell communicating ingredients.