Since stepping out of the World of Micellar Waters and bundling head first into the land of double cleansing, I thought it was high time that I shared with you the power-duo that has been gracing my face. Not satisfied with just using one cleanser, I’ve been using the above two products in tandem to clean away any impurities and makeup from my skin. Since double cleansing my skin has vastly improved, blemishes are *touch wood* a thing of the past and I can always be rest assured in the fact that I know ever last trace of makeup has been removed.
To start off the process I use the Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel. Pictured above is actually my second bottle of this cleanser, I know shocker a repurchase, just goes to show how much I love it. I use this initially to remove the bulk of my makeup, it is a gel cleanser that I apply to dry skin, work in with my hands and then add a touch of water to turn it into a milky consistency. This doesn’t sting my eyes and I can work it into my lashes to remove all my mascara and eyemakeup from the day. If I have waterproof makeup up I tend to use a heavy duty eyemakeup remover first (like the Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover), however on a daily basis this works a treat.
For the second cleanse I prefer to use a cream based cleanser. I reserver thicker balms, gels or oils for makeup removal step and then opt for a softer cream option to work away at cleansing my skin. Recently my absolute fav is the Aurelia Miracle Cleanser which I have now officially run out of – sobs. This alongside the Clarins Gel worked an absolute dream and left my skin looking clean, nourished and rid of any nasties. I reserve double cleansing for the evening part of my skincare routine and haven’t looked back since.
Do you double cleanse? What are your favourite cleansers?