Every week , Louise Clarke from The Hub chats all things Self-Care with beauty expert Clodagh McKeon.
This week Clodagh and Louise took a look at some of their favourite cleansers that don’t have to break the bank.
LISTEN BACK TO EP 9 – Cleansers That Suit Your Skin
Why should we cleanse and how often?
Clodagh and Louise spoke about the reasons why we need to cleanse. To remove dirt, oil and dead skin off our faces – ideally without damaging or irritating our skin. It’s important to cleanse every evening but also every morning too and Clodagh explained how to double cleanse – using an oil-based and water based cleanser, which will leave your skin feeling fresh.
Top Tip: Most people don’t work the product into their skin for long enough and tend to wash the product down the sink before it’s had a chance to do its work.
Louise explained how she uses a balm cleanser to help remove makeup and tough to remove makeup products such as eyeliner and followed that with a gentle cleanser that can help remove any SPF products and leave your skin hydrated. Failing to remove SPF off your face properly will leave your skin feeling blotchy or leave it exposed to breaking out. You’ve been warned!
Use clean towels and avoid face wipes
We have seen on various TikToks how ineffective facewipes are (as well as being bad for the planet). Keeping clean face towels will mean your get the most out of your cleansers and you can chuck them into a hot wash when they get dirty.
Cleansers We Love
CeraVe Foaming Cleanser Normal to Oily Skin comes recommended by Clodagh as it strips her face of excessive oils but leaves her skin feeling hydrated and you get your money’s worth as a bottle comes in under a tenner! This product has been developed with Dermatologists and is fragrance free and gentle on the skin.
Other cleansers which Clodagh recommended are Neutrogena Oil-Free Ache Wash, which is textured like a gel – cool and refreshing on your face and The Congestion duo from The Ordinary tackles oil and dirt build up in your pores and cleans them out.
La Roche-Posay Hydrating Gentle Cleanser comes highly recommended by skin doctors on TikTok and contains Vitamin E and is recommended for use in the morning.
For those with deeper pockets, check out Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser which contains good quality ingredients and treats fine lines, fade sun damage and controls ache.
To recap on this week’s self-care top tips
- Don’t rush it – massage and take your time
- Clean Hands, Clean towels and clean tools
- Pat your skin dry
- Use lukewarm water
- Don’t scrub. It’ll irritate – use circular motions
This week’s episode of Self-Care with Louise & Clodagh drops on Friday!
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