I know I promised this a while ago when I wrote my blog post on Are you destroying your own skin but better late than never! While writing this post I realized that I use multiple products from the each category. Ex I am currently using 10 different moisturizers, 7 cleansers etc. What I use each day depends on how my skin is feeling, if I wore/ will wear make up or not, etc. So my skincare routine will be broken down into several parts to cover all of my favourite products
It is important to cleanse your skin and clear away any dirt or make up that can clog your pores. But if you have dry skin you will need a gentle or hydrating cleanser to avoid stripping away much needed oils from your skin.
I personally use:
1)Neogen Milk to Foam Cleanser!
We have all used coconut oil at one point or the other on our hair/skin or to remove makeup. Coconut is amazing to both cleanse and hydrate which is why I prefer to use facial cleansers with it. This cleanser does an amazing job at removing make up and any impurities.
Watch this video to see how well Neogen Coconut milk cleanser removed my make up! https://www.instagram.com/p/BbOHNPKj-gP/
2) Drunk Elephant Jelly Cleanser:
This is a gentle but effective cleanser with no harsh Chemicals. There’s no Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Screens, Fragrances/Dyes and SLS. What I love about this cleanser is that is also removes make up. You don’t need to remove your make up with wipes/ remover then cleanse. You just go straight to cleanse. I personally still use eye make up remover before because I pack on my mascara. But if I’m too tired I just use the Jelly Cleanser. In my most recent trip, I packed the mini and this lasted all week and did not irritate my skin which was already struggling after the hours in the pool, sun and ocean. Despite being powerful enough to remove your makeup without leaving reside, it does not dry out or irritate my skin.
3)Neogen Pore Mousse
gives you a deep clean to clear out your pores while being gentle on your skin. I use this instead of exfoilators (2x a week or after using make up). Unlike exfoilators with beads, Neogen Pore Mousse is gentle on the skin barrier and does not damage healthy skin in the process of removing dead skin and left over make up. I am always surprised by how much gunk is pulled out of my pores after cleansing each time I use this. A few of you may have seen me use this on my instagram live. I’m actually on my third bottle and still loving it. If you get this, you can use my code aviyr20 to save $$ on your total order at The Beauty Spy’s website
4) CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash
Also Fragrance-Free, the CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash is made with hydrating ceramides (waxy lipid molecules) which prevent moisture loss and hyaluronic acid which replenishes moisture in the skin. This cleanser will not remove your make up, it’s best used a daily cleanser on summer mornings. It will remove sweat and dirty without stripping away your natural oils. It does leave your skin feeling fresh and awake.
5) Neutrogrena Hydro Boost Gel Cleanser: This soap, oil and paraben free cleanser, not only gently cleanses your skin, it also removes make up! It goes from gel to creamy lather! This cleanser is also packed with hyaluronic acid to replenish moisture. It leaves my skin feeling so clean but also refreshed.
What is your favourite cleanser? What sets it apart from all other cleansers you have tried?
Avi Y. R.