Yesterday was one of those days when I got home and needed to wash my face that very minute. This rarely happens, as I usually tempt fate and remove my makeup in the final seconds before my head hits the pillow, but yesterday my skin was crying for freshness. And quick. Earlier in the day, I'd tested some blush and concealer at Sephora and later on I'd touched up my base with some mineral powder. By the time I got home, my face was feeling cakey, greasy, and smothered. I knew I needed a deep cleanse, yet didn't feel like totally stripping my skin. I turned to an arsenal of products that leave me feeling both purified and soothed. One of my favourite skin care recipes!
I started with my new favourite makeup remover, The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter. It feels incredibly rich and luxurious, has a light, pleasant smell, removes makeup completely, and has never broken out or irritated my skin. It's a true beauty- and at an affordable price! I completed my double cleanse with the Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, which has totally restored my faith in foaming face washes. Despite the lather, this does not dry out the skin. Instead, it leaves things feeling completely fresh and balanced. Plus it smells amazing!
With all traces of cleanser and makeup removed, I turned to the incredible Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask. It's most definitely a luxury product (with a hefty price tag to match), but I've found it to be totally worth the splurge. It feels beautifully cooling on the skin, while making no mistake to extract every last trace of gunk in your pores. Upon rinsing, skin feels thoroughly cleansed, but also calm and balanced. No hints of dryness or irritation in sight! Definitely a rarity among clay-based masks.
To round things off, I opted to add some light touches of moisture back into my skin. I reached for Pai's Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, which not only hydrates, but also heals, firms, and repairs damage on the skin. A true multitasker and with the most lovely rich, herbal scent! Lastly, I treated my peekers to the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye cream, which adds a perfect amount of moisture without any hint of greasiness and heaviness.
And there you have it! After this ritual, my complexion was left completely purified, calmed, and hydrated. Not only did it remove the grime created by one too many makeup layers, the soothing textures and scents worked perfectly to calm my frazzled mind and let me slip into a much needed evening relaxation mode. My skin and my soul were greatly appreciative!
What skin care products do you reach for when you need a deep clean? or some soothing relaxation?
Have an amazing weekend! xo