Pamela Laird’s Ultimate Cleanser Guide

Cleansing your skin is one of the most important parts of your skincare regime, and could be causing problems with your skin if you don’t choose the right one. Read below for to see how to pick the best one for you.

Cream Cleansers

Cream cleansers are best suited to dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin types. the perfect cleanser for you if your skin feels tight or sore when cleansing. If you are dry/dehydrated you could risk stripping the skin by using the wrong type cleanser and undoing any hard work your face cream is doing! Try the

Clarins cleansing milk, applied to dry skin and work in circular motions. Remove with Damp cotton or a face cloth/cleanse off mitt! Follow with suitable toner. Avoid if you are prone to breakouts or oiliness.

Foaming Cleansers

A foaming face wash is the perfect partner for any oily or breakout prone skins. This type of cleanser is water activated and can be used in the shower morning and evening as a daily cleanser. Can often be a gel type texture and many of the formulas are antibacterial, perfect for clearing acne prone skins.

Make sure the formula is soap free so as not to aggravate the skin. Try Neutrogena Visibly clear pink grapefruit wash. Avoid if have any dehydrated or dry areas.

Cleansing Oil or Balm

Cleansing oils can often be a balm texture to begin with that you massage into the skin and watch it turn to an oil! These types of cleansers work brilliantly at removing makeup because oil attracts oil! Suited to sensitive skins and for anyone with Eczema. Try Pestle and Mortar Erase balm and remove using a muslin cloth for double exfoliation. Avoid If you suffer with excess oiliness.

Eye Cleanser

Regardless of your exact skin type we all need a cleanser that can be used around the eye area This is because the skin around the eye is half the thickness to that of the rest of your face so it needs special attention! If you use a heavy cleanser on the eye it can clog the delicate pores and can result in puffiness! We also need to pay special attention to this area regardless if you are wearing eye makeup, it still needs to be cleansed daily. Try my product EYE CATCHER by MOXI LOVES as a one step cleanser for the eye. You click the bud to release the cleanser and with one sweep your eye makeup is gone. It contains Aloe which acts as an antibacterial agent to keep the area clean. And perfect for travelling!

Cleansing Tips

  • Always follow your cleansing routine with a toner, this will remove any residue the cleanser leaves behind. If you want you can try a glycolic based toner for extra exfoliation or a gentle calming toner to soothe the skin.
  • If you wear a lot of makeup try doing a double cleanse using the Bioderma Micellar water and follow with your cleansing gel/cream/oil.
  • Make sure to cleanse morning and night, the skin can build up oils overnight and this needs to be cleansed before you apply your makeup.