Beauty Guide To Cleansing, Toning And Moisturizing

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A good cleansing routine is needed to remove makeup and dirt. Not removing makeup up and dirt on a daily basis can block your pores which can lead to an outbreak in spots. Cleansing should be done twice a day. If you cleanse too frequently though, you can strip the skin of its natural oils, which will make those with dry skin have even drier skin. It will also make those with oily skin have even oilier skin, as the glands will become more active to replace it. Therefore it is best not to cleanse more than twice a day.

Before you start to cleanse, you should wash your hands thoroughly to remove any dirt or grease that might have built up.

Eye makeup (such as mascara and eye shadow) can be removed using cotton balls or pads to apply eye cleansing lotion. With your eyes firmly closed, gently wipe across your eyes until all your eye makeup has been removed.

Makeup can be removed as follows. Generously apply cleansing cream to your nose, chin, cheeks, forehead and around the top of your neck, then massage the cream into the skin. You should particularly concentrate on the corners of the mouth, the creases near the nose, the chin (which is especially prone to blackheads), and around the neck. After you have massaged the cream in thoroughly, take a moist cotton pad, and start removing the cream from your face. Work from the sides of your face inwards to avoid rubbing cream into your hair.


Toning is the process of removing dead skin cells from your face, as well as removing any dirt, makeup or cleanser that may remain after cleansing. By toning, you will help keep your skin clear and firm, as toning leaves you with a layer of new healthy skin cells on top.

With cotton pads, apply toner around your nose and chin. Then apply toner across your cheeks and across your forehead.


When skin is exposed to the elements, it can lose its natural moisture, and you can be left with dry skin. The skin being depleted of it natural moisture can be one of the main cause of wrinkles. Moisturising replenishes the skins natural moisture which help can prevent dry skin and the formation of wrinkles. Moisturising can also act as a barrier to the elements. Many moisturisers now have some sun block in them, and can be identified as such by their SPF value, which should be stated on the packaging. Unless you have very dry skin, always use a light moisturiser.

Using your finger tips, apply the moisturiser lightly to your face. You should start by rubbing the cream into your forehead, and working outwards from the centre. Gently apply the cream around the eyes, making sure you don't get it too close to them. Massage the cream into your cheeks and around your jaw line, around your chin, then your mouth and nose, and then around your throat and your neck. Don't apply too much moisturiser, as this can prevent your skin from breathing.


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