The importance of THOROUGH make up removal

I have been a beauty therapist/aesthetician for nearly 8 years now, and it still shocks me how little attention people actually pay to their skin.

We all know the basics, remove make up before bed, drink plenty of water etc etc…

But how many people really remove their make up?

I have strict rules set in place for myself, i always thoroughly remove make up before bed, and always before a bath or shower, as the steam will open your pores, and you don’t want all that make up and a days worth of dirt and grime seeping into them (When you work in London, pollution is a constant problem!)

So today, i decided to see how many cleanses it took to fully remove a full face which consisted of concealer, foundation, blush, bronzer, cream eyeshadow, liquid eyeliner, mascara and setting powder.

So here is the evidence…

The first cleanse....gross, but at least it's all gone, right?

The first cleanse….gross, but at least it’s all gone, right?

I used Soap and Glory peaches and clean cleanser with my hands in small circular motions all over my face, and my face did look clean….but lets try again…

Apparently i was wrong...

Apparently i was wrong…

So it’s got to be clean now right?

One more, this time a toner. Toners are great for removing the last bits and closing pores. I used a sensitive one from Superdrug’s own brand as i don’t like to use astringent on my skin.

Still gross....

Still gross….

We appear to be getting somewhere, but there was still make up visible on the cotton pads….

After this i did one more tone followed by Superdrug vitamin E moisturizer.

It really does make you think! So next time you think your face is clean, give it one more try. Your face is like your canvas, if it’s not clean and fresh to start with then all those beautiful, and probably expensive, make up products are going to waste as they won’t sit right on dirty, spotty skin!

Does anyone else have a go to cleansing routine that ensures they are squeaky clean? I’d love to hear what you think.

Danni x

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