Firstly, Happy New Year everyone!
Secondly, apologies for the post not being up sooner – I’ve struggled to find time to get decent blog photos. (Starting the year off well I see…)
Thirdly, welcome to my mini blog series all about skincare! Unlike most beauty obsessed gals, I love skincare way more than any beauty product and I really think it’s important to invest some love and attention into your skincare. So I thought I’d share with you some of the skincare items I am hooked on right now. Each week there will be a new post chatting about my favourite items – and I’ve split them into categories to keep it nice and easy to find what you’re looking for.
First up, we’re talking cleansers. Now I am certainly guilty of being one of those gals that either fall asleep with a full face of make up on, or only make a half-assed attempt at removing the muck from my face. But the past few months I’ve really been trying to make an effort to cleanse, cleanse and cleanse! (That’s twice at night, and once in the morn for pure baby soft cheeks.) There are an abundance of cleansers on the market and it’s hard to find the right one for you. I like a quick, gentle cleanser that still does a little nourishing for my skin whilst removing my make up. So today I’ve got three cleansers that I pretty much always have in my stash.
Let’s start with the cheapest of the bunch. You’ve probably heard everyone talk about the Garnier Micellar Water, and for good reason. It makes removing your make up so easy, you barely have to put in any effort at all. I pour a little onto two cottan wool pads, place them over my eyes and let the magic happen. I love using this cleanser because it gives you a little bit of me time to just relax and take your mind off everything else. This cleanser is great at removing the toughest of make up whilst being gentle on your skin. A definite must have if you’re on a budget!
While the Garnier cleanser is more water based, the BodyShop’s camomile cleanser is an oil based formula that breaks down your make up gently, whilst nourishing your skin. This also comes as a cleansing butter if you’re not a fan of the oil consistency. This is probably my favourite cleanser, and I always end up repurchasing it. It’s great because you can just rub the oil into your dry skin and it immediately gets to work. It’s also really nice removing it with a warm muslin cloth. Whenever I use this cleanser my skin always feels super soft afterwards – and for a gal with sensitive eyes, this doesn’t even bother them! The BodyShop really know there stuff when it comes to a great cleanser!
After using either of the other cleanser’s first, I always reach for my Liz Earle cleanser second. Generally this isn’t a great cleanser for removing loads of make up, but if you’re wearing a light amount then it still does the trick. What I love to use this cleanser for is to double cleanse my face. It helps to remove any excess make up and oil leftover from my first cleanse, and it really leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. This is also a great morning cleanser to help put a little energy into your face.
So there you have it – I’d love to try some new cleanser out once my stash runs dry. I definitely have the Oskia Renaissance Gel on my list to try one day, a maybe a few others. Let me know what’s your favourite cleanser!