Cleansing is probably my most important beauty routine.
A big statement but it is how I feel.
If my face is well cleansed I feel my skin looks brighter and I feel so much better.
Generally, I am religious in my habits and give my face a thorough cleansing morning and night. Travelling can interfere with my routine though and this morning when I looked in the mirror I can see the results. Not so great.
Less clarity, more redness and uneven texture.
I mostly use two products in my routine, although lately, I am trying out a new one.
I have been using the Darphin cleanser since I can remember and the Filorga Foam for a couple of years now. I like the contrast between the textures of the two and the different benefits they bring. The cleansing milk is gentle when my skin feels more sensitive whereas the foam is still light but enriched with hyaluronic acid, an anti-ageing feature. This foaming cleanser does feel incredible to use and does not have the drying feel of many others. Recently I have been using the Sunday Riley as I have heard great things about this product and I do really like the Blue Moon Cleansing Balm. It is gentle but effective and an easy one to use. Now I am alternating with the foaming cleanser and this one.
I always believe it is best for the skin to mix up our products.
Now I am back to reality there are no more excuses. xv
Going, Going Gone: The Importance of Cleansing
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