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How to Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize Properly

I don’t think there is any skincare routine that doesn’t include a good cleanse, tone and adequate moisturizing. And as important as those 3 are, some people either don’t do them correctly or neglect them all together.

It may seem strange to think that some people don’t know how to cleanse, tone and moisture properly but it really does happen. That’s why I thought I should outline the step by step process so that you get the full benefit of your skincare routine.

 

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Step #1 – Wash Your Face

Choose a mild soap and wash your face with lukewarm water. Take note not to be over-enthusiastic about the temperature of the water you use to wash your face. The water must not be so hot as to hurt your face or so cold to freeze your skin.

Make sure that you choose a soap that is not too harsh on your skin. Most soaps contain chemicals that may cause you skin irritation so be careful with the kind of soap you use.

 

Step #2 – Apply a Cleanser

You need to also exercise caution with the type of cleanser you go with. There are 3 different skin types: dry, combination and oily skin. So you should buy a cleanser that goes with your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, choose a cleanser that is not harsh as it may irritate your skin.

Soak a cotton ball with the cleanser and gently apply it on your face. It’s better to do this in circular motions so that it goes into your pores and takes all the dirt out effectively.

If you have dry skin, it’s better to use an oil based cleanser so that your skin doesn’t dry up. If you have oily skin then you should go for a cleanser that helps reduce oil production.

Make sure that you avoid letting the cleanser anywhere near your eyes so that it won’t burn.

 

Step #3 – Apply a Toner

The next step is to tone. Toning helps to shrink pores and improve the complexion of your skin. You also need to be careful with the type of toner you buy. Make sure you choose a toner that works well with your skin type.

Soak a cotton ball with the toner and gently apply it all over your face, taking care not to get any toner in your eyes.

 

 

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Step #4 – Moisturize

This is the final step to your skincare routine. Moisturizing is what will help give you that youthful look. It keeps your skin hydrated and smooth. Moisturizers that have UV protection are a bonus as that kind of moisturizer will help protect you from the harmful effects of the sun.

There are different moisturizers for each skin type. With dry skin, you need to apply extra moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. There are specially formulated moisturizers for those with oily skin as well.

Take a moisturizer in your hands and rub it gently over your face in circular motion. This will allow your skin to soak in the moisture. Apply extra care around your eyes as the skin there is very sensitive.

 

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Skin Revivals Age Defying Hydro Crème-Gel

I am currently using this Skin Revivals Age-Defying Hydro Crème-Gel and I am loving it so much. It has the comfort of a cream and the cooling feel of a gel. And it feels so good on my skin. It goes for £14 for a 50ml jar.

 

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Here is the product description from Beauty Naturals website –

 

This ultra-light, luscious creme gel melts away on your skin and provides intense hydration and lasting comfort.

The cocktail of replenishing ingredients includes extracts of pomegranate and aloe vera to help revitalise and soothe redness.

 

 

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Clarol Products

I have been using Clarol products for some weeks now and I like them all. The products are Clarol SeboPure, Clarol Silver and Birch Exfoliating Face Wash, Clarol Conceal & Shield and Clarol Skin Flora Re-Balancing Serum. They are great for my skin. I have fallen in love with the Exfoliating Wash in particular. I think it smells amazing and leaves my skin clean and smooth.

Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash costs £11.95 (75ml). Skin Flora Re-Balancing Serum is a vegan product and is FREE from perfume, parabens, triclosan, MI and SLS and costs £12.95 (50ml). Sebopure costs £12.95 (50ml).

 

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Defensil Rescue Serum

This Defensil Rescue Serum brings immediate relief to extreme dryness and itching. It is great for the current chilly weather we are experiencing. Defensil costs £9.95 for 75ml and it is available at Skin Shop.

 

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Liquorice Balm

This Liquorice Balm is a super smooth hypoallergenic lip balm containing an active extract of liquorice. I really like the way my lips feel after using this balm. It is definitely my go-to lip balm this winter. It is available from Skin Shop (link above) at £7.95 for 30g.

 

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How do you cleanse, tone and moisturise properly? Have you tried any of these products? Please share any skincare tips in the comments section.

Thanks for reading.

 

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Fashion and Style Police Reviews Sanex Zero%

I had the opportunity to try some Sanex Zero% products some days ago, for the first time. I like to treat my skin so I grabbed  the opportunity to review these skincare products with both hands.

 

 

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Sanex Zero% products contain natural moisturisers that leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh. The products also ensure the skin receives the best possible protection and care – perfect for braving the winter months.

I tried the 4 Sanex Zero% shower gels – Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin, Normal Skin and Anti-Pollution Shower Gel. Check out the product description for each shower gel below.

 

Sanex Zero% Anti-Pollution Shower Gel

Ever worried about the effect that everyday pollution can have on your skin, and therefore destined to hibernate indoor this winter? The NEW Anti-Pollution Face and Body Cleansing Gel contains a dermatologically tested formula that helps remove skin impurities that are caused by the pollution your skin is exposed to day-to-day, meaning you can enjoy everything that this season has to offer.

Sanex Zero% Sensitive Skin Shower Gel 250ml

This shower gel has fewer chemical ingredients and a mild, biodegradable formulation containing moisturisers of 100% natural origin. It contains the ingredients needed for a clean and moisturised skin, helping to keep your skin healthy whilst respecting the environment.

 

 

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Sanex Zero% Dry Skin Shower Gel

If your skin is feeling unusually dry this winter, why not give it some moisture by trying the Sanex Zero% Dry Shower Gel. The perfect solution, this product has added natural moisturisers and fewer chemicals, giving your skin a real boost as the days get darker.

 

Sanex Zero% Normal Shower Gel

Treat your skin to a gentle personal care routine with the Sanex Zero% Shower Gel. The specially developed formula containing natural moisturisers will not only leave your skin feeling clean and fresh, but also ensure your skin receives the best possible protection and care – perfect for braving those winter months.

 

 

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PROS
  1. I like the simple packaging.
  2. These products are super affordable with prices ranging from  £2.19 – £3.19.
  3. No parabéns, no colourants or soap.
  4. There is a shower gel for every skin type.
  5. The shower gels lather well and leave the skin very moisturised.
  6. The anti-perspirant kept my underarms dry and smelling great for the whole day.

 

CONS

None

 

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Overall, I really like these products and I recommend them to everyone. Your skin needs some extra TLC, and Sanex may be all you need to get your skincare routine in shape. This is my first time trying the Sanex brand and I will definitely be shopping the brand again.

What do you think? Have you tried any of these products before? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!

 

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10 Ways to Protect your Skin from Winter Dryness

I think we have all experienced the unfortunate occurrence of dry skin in the winter. The cool breeze is constantly blowing on your face and the air is just so dry. Then, you find yourself with a red, chapped, and peeling face. Sometimes, it can seem like this skin mishap is unavoidable, but think again. Here are 10 ways to protect your skin from that unfortunate winter dryness.

 

Moisturize – all the time

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. We simply cannot express how important it is to moisturize. Your skin needs to be moisturized to stay soft, smooth, healthy, and glowing.

Of course, you probably know that you should always moisturize before putting your makeup on in the morning. But, did you know you should also moisturize after you wash your face at night?

Ideally, you should moisturize twice each day. Keep a bottle of moisturizer close by so you don’t forget.
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Choose your moisturizer carefully

But, with all the moisturizing, you need to make sure you select the best product for your skin. Be careful when choosing your moisturizer because some products have ingredients that might actually dry your skin out even more. Go for a smart formula that uses natural and nourishing ingredients.

 

Use lukewarm water

It can be tempting to wash your face with steaming hot water – it feels good on your skin. But, in the winter, the warm water strips away the oils from your skin.

However, by lowering the temperature just a little bit and using lukewarm water for your shower and to wash your face and hands, you will find that your skin maintains that natural oil it needs to stay soft.

 

Drink plenty of water

It is easy to get in enough water when it is hot outside, but it becomes difficult when it is cold as we drink more coffee and tea. But, don’t forget that your skin needs hydration from the inside too – not just from the outside like it gets through moisturizing.

 

Hydrate through various methods

In addition to drinking plenty of water, you should also practice other ways of hydrating from the inside, out. During the winter, focus on eating foods high in water content such as vegetables like cucumbers and tomato.

 

Use DIY masks

Aside from moisturizing, another great way to ensure your skin is getting enough hydration is to use homemade masks during the winter months.
Most DIY masks use household items that are great for naturally moisturizing the skin and providing it with nutrients to protect it from the dry air.

 

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Exfoliate

Don’t forget that getting rid of dead skin cells is another important step to protecting your skin from the dry winter air. Once you exfoliate, follow immediately with your chosen moisturizer.

 

Protect your skin

Taking preventative measures like moisturizing and hydrating your skin are great ways to avoid dry skin in the winter. But, another sure-fire way to avoid dry skin is to protect your skin by covering it up using gloves, hats, and scarves.

 

Humidify your home

While the air might be dry outside, you likely don’t think about how dry it also gets in your home. Having the heater on inside dries the air out even further – leading to more dry skin.

To help prevent this, add a humidifier to your home to moisturize the air a little bit while still keeping your home warm.

 

Change your cleanser

Cleansers can be one of the main reasons you experience dry skin. During the winter months, look for a cleanser that is hydrating and provides more moisturizer than your typical cleanser.

It will be much less frustrating to take care of your skin from the beginning rather than trying to fix it once it is already dried out.

 

By following these few simple tips, you can be on your way to moisturized skin – even in the winter!

 

How do you keep your skin moisturised in winter? Please share any skincare tips not mentioned here.

 

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