As much as I LOVE makeup I find that cleansing the skin is actually the most important part, and slowing becoming my favorite part, of any beauty routine. There is something so satisfying about removing all of my makeup at the end of the day. I love that fresh clean feeling. I find it extremely important to do a double cleanse, the first cleanse to remove the makeup and the second cleanse is to clean your skin and get the gunk out of your pores. I have recently been using some things from the Guerlain skincare line and they have been so fabulous.
The temps here in Washington state have been so cold lately and my skin has actually gotten on the more dry side. Strange for me because when I lived in FL my face was the oiliest of the oily so I am exploring all new territory. I told my favorite lady my skincare woes and she recommended the Eau de Beaute Micellar Cleansing Water and the Creme De Beauty Gentle Cleansing Cream. She was so so so right. My skin is probably happier than it has ever been and I love the scent of the creme.
To cleanse the skin I take the micellar water on a cotton round and then remove all the makeup. It takes off all my makeup and does it pretty quickly. Sometimes when I am not wearing any makeup at all I will do this step just to freshen up my skin and it is really nice. It doesn’t leave behind any weird residue. Love it.
I follow up the micellar water with the gentle cleansing creme. It feels so good on the skin and while it is cleansing it I can actually feel my tired skin start to plump up. By the time I rinse it off my face I am left with soft supple skin. When I touch my face afterwards it almost feels the way it would after I would have applied a moisturizer. It is pretty amazing. I do still follow up that step with my moisturizing routine, but I am so happy. It has been a really long time since I could say that I had a cleansing routine that I was perfectly happy with.
If you haven’t tried double cleansing and you suffer from dry or combo skin I would absolutely recommend this routine from Guerlain. It has done WONDERS for me in the short time I have been using it. No more rough patches. Just smooth soft skin! You can find these great products at Sephora, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Neiman Marcus, and my favorite: Nordstrom.
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