Not too long ago my cousin got married and if you know anything about Indian weddings you know they are long and consist of multiple days, so I knew I would be wearing heavier makeup than usual and wanted to ensure that my skin was completely free of makeup every night. Everyone knows sleeping with your makeup is the cardinal beauty sin. For this reason, I invested in a few products that would help me obliterate all the makeup on my face as quickly as possible.
Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water (£6) This is the first micellar water I have actually tried, I went in store originally intending to pick up the Nivea Micellar Water (£3.69), but saw this oil-infused micellar water instead. It does say on the packaging that it is suitable for dry and sensitive skin, I have combination/oily skin so I was apprehensive about using this. It does feel oily, naturally, even greasy at times, however I just saturate a cotton pad hold it over my eyes and wipe away the makeup. Mascara is the one thing that I hate to get off and I really wanted something that would attack it immediately and just get it off my face. This works quickly and efficiently, two pads clean my whole face. I find just rinsing my face after removing my makeup cleans the oil off my face and I would recommend this step for all skin types, those with drier skin can leave the oil on the face if they wish to do so, but no one likes a greasy face, right? This is my "first-step cleanse", I know all you Caroline Hirons fans know what I'm talking about.
Pure Instant Radiance Hot Cloth Cleanser (£10) I mentioned this cleanser in my M&S haul and this is my "second-step cleanse". I use this to wash off the oil from the first step and to really ensure that my face is getting a good deep clean. I rub this on the face in circular motions, and either rinse it off or use the muslin cloth. This does remove any black smudges beneath my eyes. It has a pleasant smell and is gentle on my skin. I enjoy using it. Good value for money and cleans my makeup off thoroughly.
Bicarbonate Soda/Baking Soda (80p) As declared I have combination/oily skin so I like to make sure my face is well exfoliated at least once or twice a week before I go to sleep. I have many facial scrubs to choose from including Neutrogena Visibly Clear Facial Scrub (£2.50) and Burt's Bees Deep Pore Scrub (£9.15), but honestly the best exfoliator is baking soda. I dip my fingers into the tub and sprinkle some water on my clean hand, rub my fingertips together and apply it gently to my face and my skin feels so smooth. It is the perfect inexpensive exfoliating scrub.
Alpha H Liquid Gold (£33.50) Now, this is the most expensive product and it is the most cult. Many rave about this product and it's many benefits. It is essentially a skin treatment to be used up to three times a week (drip some on a cotton pad and pat it on your face and neck), it supposedly removes dead skin cells and reveal fresh, new, radiant, clear skin. This tackles my breakouts like no other, I use it on its own as it is more effective that way. A skincare gem. In addition, to drying out my spots it also will ensure that any residual makeup on your skin, like random spots of foundation, are gone. If you struggle with random unexplainable breakouts, then definitely check this product out.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. Share your favourite makeup removing products/skincare products in the comments below. I am looking for a good moisturiser n type effective face mask. All recommendations and personal favourites are welcome. I appreciate and read all the comments and it literally makes my day. I am considering doing a Products I'd Like to Try post but I'm not sure whether that is something you would be interested in reading, or is it boring? I don't know, let me know your opinion below and don't forget to follow. Take care.
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