Whenever you think life gets too complicated or the stress is getting the best of you it’s helpful to go back to the beginning. Starting over or looking at the simple ways to get to the heart of the matter is often a really good first step. This is also true of good skin care.
Is your skin feeling tight, dry or breaking out more than usual? Is it reactive or not handling the change of seasons well? Maybe it’s time to have a look at how you’re cleaning your skin.
What do I use?
For the past three months I have been using Illuminate Clear facial cleanser by Younique and honestly, my skin has never felt better. As a skincare therapist I know that the key to getting your skin clean and keeping it looking and feeling great is using a cleanser that respects the pH balance. If your skin feels anything other than soft and supple chances are there’s an imbalance internally or your cleanser is either too strong or unsuitable for your skin type. Or maybe you’re not using a cleanser at all? Oh the shame! Just kidding, sort of. When you live in the city or are exposed to pollution and worse, stress, the skin accumulates debris and excretes excess oil that needs to come off.
I’m not saying that changing your cleanser will solve every problem, wouldn’t that be nice! But if you’ve using a facial cleanser that strips the skin’s natural oils resulting in excessive oil production later in the day or it leaves a film on the skin chances are a change in your cleansing routine is needed.
Keep your sweet face fresh and oil-free with Illuminate Clear. Garden chrysanthemum revives while licorice root and aloe vera soothe. It’s just right for oily skin, but gentle enough for any skin type. Sound good?
Illuminate Clean is wonderful too! I’ve never experienced a facial cleanser that removes eye makeup so quickly. Illuminate Clean is beautiful for normal to dry skin but is suitable for most skin types too. Even though I have oily skin, I like this and will probably use it on days my skin feels dry or in the colder months. And I definitely love it to remove my mascara as it’s so easy!
Cleanse. Moisturize. Refresh. Wash away impurities and get glowing with the energizing properties of ginkgo biloba and the purifying power of horse chestnut. Illuminate Clean is perfect for normal/dry skin. Both of these gorgeous facial cleansers are highly concentrated so a little goes a long way. You only need the size of a pea for each time you cleanse the face and neck. One tube of this gorgeous stuff will last for months!
Tip of the Day
Once you have the correct cleanser for your skin condition here’s what you’re going to do.
If you are wearing makeup you need to cleanse your skin twice. Once to remove the makeup, and the next to clean the skin thoroughly. In the mornings you only need to lightly cleanse the skin 1X, unless you feel it needs more. If you do a thorough job of it the night before you shouldn’t need to. That’s it, that’s all.
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Disclosure: I am a licensed skincare therapist/makeup artist and Independent Younique Presenter.