Life in Mascara: Nighttime Face Washes

Monday, April 13, 2015

Nighttime Face Washes

As promised, here are the facial cleansers that I am using right now and the routine. I know I am about to sound real high maintenance but I promise you that I am not and it is actually really easy.

So I normally shower at night and if that is the case I jump in the shower makeup and all. I will reach for my Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser since I always keep a bottle of this in the shower. I have been using this gem since college. I do obviously use and try different ones but this is one that I will always keep around. I find it so effortless to use. Even removes waterproof mascara without leaving residue. The formula is creamy and leaves yous skin soft and not dry at all. 

Next I will cleanse my skin with Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar Soap. Now believe it or not, this product has been in my life since high school (gasp!). I had the blessing of going to a wonderful dermatologist who was the nicest and so caring (not to mention dreamy think a young Harrison Ford). He had me use it since my first consultation and I will continue to keep a bar of this in my shower forever. Husband even reaches for it (that's right guys...slowly starting to get him involved in skincare). I did not include a picture of it because it is grubby from living in a soap box in my shower. 

Now if I am going to remove my makeup at night without showering or during the day, I reach for either one of these cleansers from The Body Shop. The Camomile Sumptuous Cleaning Butter is literally like grabbing some butter (because of the texture) and watching it melt into your skin and you massage it in. Melt the makeup right off. Now I do find that it can leave a bit of my mascara behind only because I wear so much of it. But if I take my time and really work it in, it will do the trick. Normally I reach for the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil which apparently you are supposed to shake prior to use. Who knew? For some reason I glanced at the directions the other day and was mind blown. This stuff is incredible! I like starting on my cheeks just so I can see my makeup melt into the oil and just float above my skin. Does wonders removing all of my mascara as well. The only thing is that I find I sometimes get some in my eyes and my vision will get blurrier than normal for a bit. So make sure you rinse your eyes well. 

At this point (or a random refreshing face wash during the day) I reach for my Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser. Make sure that you always cleanse your skin after you remove all of your makeup. Removing your makeup is not enough. There may be some residue left that you can not see (and in my case I can't see because I have horrible eyesight), but also it will help bring balance to your skin. I was drawn to this face wash because it said 'calming' on it. I have a lot of redness in my face and I turn into a tomato after my runs so this stuff is great to help bring it back down to its pale state. 

What are some cleaners you are loving at the moment?

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