MAKEUP REMOVAL MISTAKES

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#GETTHEGLOWDOWN: PART 1


Post by Hannah Tyrrell

When it comes to getting gorgeous glowing skin, it’s quite easy to talk about sheer, dewy foundation formulas and next-level highlighters. But what we really want is glowing skin IRL… Yep! Take back the makeup fakery, because we demand the real deal. That is a specific kind of natural glow that we’re prepared to work hard for, because no amount of creamy concealer can compare to truly flawless skin.

So, in-keeping with our March Edit theme, we’ve planned a three-part series designed to find out how to achieve it. First of all we’re looking at cleansing and how to choose the right product for you. An essential part of any daily routine, few feel like they’ve found that can’t-live-without cleanser – here’s a nudge in the right direction…

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For dry skin…

If you suffer from dry skin, a creamy or oil-based cleanser will be your best bet. Designed to help retain moisture, these cleansers help to lock in hydration with a luxurious formula that feels uber nourishing. Top tip: Check out the ingredients for a hit of hydrating hyaluronic acid – it draws water into the skin to combat dryness!

For oily skin…

Girls with oily skin should steer clear of moisturising creamy and oil-based cleansers, opting instead for a gentle foaming cleanser. Foaming cleansers aim to lift away dirt and oils to leave skin feeling fresh, without completely stripping the skin of moisture. Keep an eye out for salicylic acid – a key ingredient to inhibit the production of excess oil and prevent breakouts.

For normal/combination skin…

Not quite oily or dry? A gel or balm cleanser is ideal to slough away trapped dirt and oil, without irritating dry skin. Check the ingredients before purchasing if you err on the side of ‘oily’ though – an oil-based cleanser will do you no favours. Instead opt for an oil-free wash (often advertised in plain sight) to avoid contributing to a bigger oil problem.

For all skin types…

We reckon a lot (if not all of you) will be familiar with Micellar Water, with the majority of you using it on a regular basis. The thing we love the most about this miracle product is its versatility – it’s gentle enough for all skin types and effectively removes makeup. That being said, we wouldn’t recommend using it as your daily cleanser.

Ideal for use on-the-go after the gym or on your travels, we prefer to use Micellar Water as a precursor to one of the above deeper cleansers. Use to remove the initial layers of makeup as step one of a thorough double cleanse.

For aging skin…

Get in on the micellar action with Perricone MD’s Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment. The micellar particles do everything a micellar water does, while plasma helps deliver key nutrients to the skin and target the signs of aging. Perfect for running over the skin after a deep cleanser, it boasts a non-rise formula that’s ideal for even the most sensitive skin. You’ll be left with skin feeling conditioned, fresh, healthy and glowing!