Beauty Step-By-Step: Cleansing
When you see an amazingly beautiful woman – young or not-so-young, a famous actress or model or just the girl next door with that extra ‘something’ that makes you turn around and stare – you can ALMOST guarantee that she will have beautiful skin. It’s the beauty benchmark, and the good news is that, you can achieve the best skin by following a great skincare routine, from as young as possible, and all throughout your life!
One of the most FUNDAMENTALLY important skincare rules is cleanse, cleanse, cleanse. A fresh, clean skin can breathe, it can absorb nutrients from other skincare routines such as moisturizing and it can renew itself from the inside out while not clogging with makeup or environmental impurities.
However, cleansing is also a matter of finding the best methods and product types that suit you, and your skin AT THE CURRENT MOMENT. The perfect cleanser and routine will probably change over time – teenagers tend to have oily skin, which then becomes drier as one gets older. From the 30’s onward, skin sometimes needs a more nourishing cleanser, and of course, climate and the seasons play a part too – you might want to switch to a more moisturizing cleanser in the Winter months.
If your skin is a little oily or the weather is hot and humid, a foaming cleanser will make your skin feel clean and refreshed. Try Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Tamarind Micro-Pearls for combination or oily skin. The gentle Tamarind Fruit Acids unclog pores of trapped make-up, excess oil, pollutants and dull-making dead cells for a refined, matte complexion. It is best to take a small amount of product in the hand and gently work into a lather. Massage over the face with light circular motions, avoiding the eye contour area. Rinse well with cool water in the morning and with warm water at night. Good and clean and fresh!
For dry conditions or more mature skin, Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Hydrating Crème is a rich, luxurious creme cleanser that cushions and conditions skin while gently and effectively sweeping away impurities. Three key emollients help restore skin’s moisture barrier, helping skin retain natural lipids. For a comforting cleansing experience, massage gently all over face with circular movements. Rinse with warm water, or tissue off.
For sensitive skin, the perfect cleanser is Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser. The non-drying cream / gel melts away makeup, while helping to calm redness and irritation and preserving skin’s moisture balance. It also has a mild exfoliating action which helps to reveal fresh skin and unclogged pores. Simply use twice a day, morning and night. Lather between palms with tepid water and massage over makeup-free face. Rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry.
Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser