April 15, 2015

How to: Facial Cleansing

Whether you're blessed with great skin, or you have to really work at achieving a relatively average complexion (like me), you likely have a skin care routine down pat. I am constantly looking for new products, methods and tools to try. I read a recent post by Brooklyn Blonde on the cons of using foaming cleaners, and after some research when I couldn't sleep last week, I have to say that I'm on board with this claim.

I have stored all forms of foam in the back of my cabinet (where eventually my husband will use them when his current wash runs out), and am thrilled to have received my new wash and toner. The new lineup has been keeping me clean yet soft, with no pesky white flakes or huge breakouts. The tools and techniques have also made a difference for me.


  • Take off makeup with Clinique take the day off balm applied to dry skin, and remove with a warm, wet washcloth, which I have to say is a huge game changer in how the makeup comes off (I'm going to try this balm when my Clinique runs out)
  • Cleanse with First Aid Beauty cleanser and Clinique sonic cleansing brush
  • Tone with Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 (a french product available only from a spa in PA that ships to NY for $10 that I discovered by reading Brooklyn Blonde and has been worth every penny) OR these pads from First Aid Beauty, about 3 times a week
  • Finish with Clinique serum and oil free gel, and one of 3 eye creams I have on hand, but am not really in love with either so suggestions welcome!


What are some new products or techniques that have changed your routine?

1 comment:

  1. Like you, I struggle to keep my skin happy! I have sensitive and acne-prone skin, so finding something that can combat the breakouts, but not irritate my face is always a challenge. I tend to stick with one brand and rarely change my routine. Currently, I use Neutorgena's makeup removing clothes, and Stila's Coming Clean revitalizing gel cleanser and moisturizer. That Clinique balm that you mentioned sounds great -- I think I might try it to remove my makeup!



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