I thought i'd put together a blog post with a few tips to follow when cleansing your skin. These are all things you can do at home and without breaking the bank.

You should clean your face everyday! Ideally in the morning before you put any make up on and at the end of the day to remove make up and any dirt and grime. Make sure your hands are clean before you start to wash your face.

Double cleanse! - This is one of the most important tips I can share. Even if you don't wear make up everyone should double cleanse. The first cleanse clears out the dirt and impurities from your skin and the second cleanse actually cleans your skin. 

When cleansing your skin you should use warm water, not hot water( this dries out the skin) with a cleanser, right now i'm using the Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser for my first cleanse and then The Body Shop Cleansing balm for my second cleanse. You should follow the directions as instructed on your preferred cleanser. I apply the Cetaphil cleanser to the skin and massage gently, using clean warm water to rinse and then pat dry with a clean towel. 

Exfoliate - Exfoliating is like a deep clean, it unclogs pores and removes dead skin/cells. I like to use a gentle exfoliating cleanser which you can massage into the skin and rinse away the dirt and impurities. I only do this a couple of times a week. 

Avoid using face up wipes. Yes they are quick and easy but not so great for the skin. 

Don't rush! Take a few extra minutes to ensure you have thoroughly cleaned your skin and got rid of all of the grime we pick up during the day. Why not look into facial massage and spend a little extra time and make the most of it. You should spend at least 3 minutes removing the dirt and then washing your face. 

I like to keep my make up brushes clean and fresh, I also regularly change my pillow cases and flannels and towels to ensure everything I use on my face is clean. This is a good way to prevent a build up of dirt. 

What are your top tips for cleansing your skin? Do you have a holy grail cleanser? 

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