When recently asked "what do you believe the most important thing is for great skin skin" I replied with "cleaning". It all comes down to cleaning and cleansing your skin correctly and on a daily basis.
Get the low down, step by step on how I clean and cleanse my face on a daily basis.
Mornings my face is always makeup free. I never go to bed with makeup on these days. I remeber my younger years, heading out on the town, getting home all hours and falling asleep in my makeup. I would wake feeling so dirty and usually have breakouts for the next couple of days after. So these days it's ensuring my face is fresh in the morning.
During my morning shower I gently wash my face with my favourite face wash of all time "180 Face Wash
" it's full of Vitamin and extraordinary for anti-ageing. Also smells amazing! I am excited to have this available on LOVE BEAUTY Co very soon. It is a stronger face wash, but personally I love the "really clean" feeling.
Once out of the shower, I always pat my face dry, not rub as rubbing can cause lines. Then simply tone with my go to toner "TRI-PHASIC WHITE TONER" which is available in our store now. It smells amazing and I notice a difference in my pores instantly. Feels like a watery but silky consistency. I use my fingers to apply however it does mention to use a cotton pad. Using a cotton pad will help to make sure all residue, soap, makeup ect is completely off of your skin.
And thats it! My morning cleaning and cleansing is done. I know apply my tinted moisturiser and makeup if I am wearing any and begin my day.
After a long day and being in makeup usually the whole time it is important for me to have a deep cleanse of the face. Remove all of my makeup and prepare my skin for the following day.
My routine again starts in the shower. I have an amazing device called a "Lumi Spa" which most of you may have heard of? It is a next level cleansing device and has completely changed my skin forever. Bonus is IT'S WATERPROOF. Making my evening routine very simple.
I change between Oily and Normal/Combo cleanses depending on how my skin feels that day. Most of the time my skin is normal/combo however every now and again I get those little white bumps - Milia and like to use an oily cleanser to get rid of them (and it works!). This was a little trick I learnt from a friend who is a beauty therapist in NZ.
So on a normal day I would apply the "Normal/Combo Lumi Spa Cleanser" to the head of my Lumi Spa. Turn it on and enjoy the 2 minute massage. It removes all of my makeup. Sometimes if it has been an extra heavy makeup day I will Lumi twice (double cleanse) to make sure everything is removed. I don't suggest over cleansing your skin however as this can have negative effects.
Once Lumied I simply pop my face washer under the shower, then apply to my face. I find this extremely therapeutic but also a great way to make sure again all residue and makeup is off my skin.
Once out of the shower most important thing again to do is tone, especially after using the Lumi device. The Lumi Spa can adjust your PH levels so making sure you balance out your PH again is very important. It also feels amazing and you finish feeling extra clean.
I also learnt something else astonishing about toner recently - "After toner, your serums and creams penetrate deeper and do more, which if you think about it is saving you money on those serums and creams.” So great idea to always tone!
I finish my routine by popping on a night nourishing moisturiser, serum and line corrector cream. Ready to wake up and do it all again tomorrow!
So there it is, my step-by step cleaning routine. Exactly what I do and what I use each and every day! Once you nail your cleaning routine I guarantee you will notice massive changes in your skin. You will be glowing and ready for summer.
Until next time...