Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Cleansing Wash
Boots No. 7 Soft & Soothed Gentle Cleanser
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Extra Mild
Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser
Olay Foaming Face Wash, for Sensitive Skin
Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser
I HAVE NOT INCLUDED BEST MAKEUP REMOVERS - mainly because pure mineral oil is just great and its soooo inexpensive. Most makeup removers are great - so don't think you have to buy very expensive ones - you don'.t
If you are using any kind of heavy makeup or waterproof makeup a makeup remover is essential. You don't have to buy really expensive ones but please make sure you're using one. Pure mineral oil is a great option for makeup removal as is Vaseline and pure oils.
Shu uemura cleansing oil and Nars cleansing oil are also very very good. Nars being my favourite.
Cleansing: cleansing the skin is one of the most important steps in keeping skin healthy. But most people do it wrong!
When was the last time you honestly spent 60 full seconds cleansing your skin? Most people spend 10 seconds washing their face! Try cleansing your skin for 60 seconds you will be surprised how much makeup will be removed without using a makeup remover.
If possible use a gentle water based cleanser. Cetaphil is a great option. Use whatever you enjoy.
If you have the money and or suffer from dry rough skin then investing in a clarisonic is a great investment. I bought mine nearly two years ago and its been one of the best investments I've bought. It cleans and exfoliates the skin. 60 seconds and everything is gone.
I love mine but they are pricey sadly.
How often you use it depends on your skin. Some use it twice a day for 60 seconds some use it once a day and others a few times a week. Let your skin guide you.
Now you are ready to use whatever skin treatments you like at night which for some skin types might be none at all.
If you were using heavy creams or lotions the night before then make sure you clean your skin in the morning.
Regardless of what you used make sure to clean your skin with a cleanser for at least 10 seconds in the morning.
Please use sunscreen.
I keep my skin care routine very simple.
At night I cleanse my skin then I apply retin-a to my face. Thats my evening routine!
In the morning I use the clarisonic for 60 seconds. I then apply sunscreen and that's it.
Once/twice a week I might use a AHA 10% peel but that depends on my skin and how it's feeling.
There is a very common misconception that retin-a exfoliates. It doesn't. The dry flakey skin you often get from using retin-a isn't exfoliation!
Listen to your skin and respect it.
Thank you for your time.