Taking my make-up off after a long day has to be one of the best things to do.
I’ve used some great cleansers recently. However, I remember being 16 and thinking a make-up wipe was a good idea, and pulling the skin under my eyes didn’t matter. I didn’t really think that much about my skin until I was in my early 20s and I could see the wrinkles starting to appear. Potentially too late but I’m trying now!
My skin type was always quite dry, with my forehead being flaky, and my T-zone being oily. This was only until I hit my early 20s. It moved to being seriously dehydrated and after a night out on the town, looking so dull and worse for wear. My eyes see the dehydration first, being the first place you can see the wrinkles and dry patches. These days I’m dehydrated (even though I drink plenty of water), so I tend to go for the moisturising cleansers, or oil-based.
My two favourite make-up removing cleansers for dry/dehydrated skin have to be these!
Clinique Take The Day Off
Although this is very much marketed and the ‘go-to’ for many people, it really is great. I actually think the price is worth the product (I buy it from here), because everyday I used so little that it lasted me for 4 months (or longer, I can’t actually remember because I just kept having some left!)
I love the packaging of this product, it photographs well and that’s something I appreciate as a blogger!
I enjoy that it’s a balm, and all you have to do is take a 2p amount, rub it between your hands and massage onto the skin, it melts the makeup away. There’s no tugging involved. It removes mascara SO easily; that’s why I love it.
Omorovicza Cleansing Foam
You’re probably wondering why I’ve gone for something that’s called a cleansing foam when I’ve got dry and dehydrated skin. And you’re right, it’s not something I would have picked up myself from the name. I didn’t get on with this at first, I didn’t see great results from it and got frustrated with using it.
However, I tried it again and put more than a 5p amount in my hands, and applied it much like the Take the Day Off and it’s brilliant. I’ve tried plenty of cleansers that don’t take my mascara off easily so I’m ending up tugging at my eyes. This cleanser takes all mascara off.
This is the perfect size for travelling or if you’re going away for a night! (you can buy it here). It’s like a moisturiser that can sit in your makeup bag. Whereas the Clinique one is massive and can take up quite a bit of space. Although they do smaller versions of that one.
I use a muslin cloth with this product because I find my hands don’t exfoliate my skin enough if used by themselves, but also the cloth is very kind to your skin. As I’ve got dry/dehydrated skin, I find I need to exfoliate whilst cleansing to ensure everything is off and not sticking to dry patches around my forehead and side of my cheeks. The muslin cloth I use is the Eve Lom one (you can buy it here).
I hope you guys enjoyed this quick update on my cleansing routine! What are your favourites?