Natural beauty and well-being

23 February 2016

My evening cleansing routine

Today, I will talk about my evening make-up removal ritual, a really special moment that brings me a clean skin, but also a moment of serenity; it is always nice to unwind after a long and busy day!

Step 1- First cleansing  
In winter, I like to use creamy cleansers. It feels more nurturious for my skin and I have to admit that the onctuous texture is something that always appeals to me. Remember the gorgeous Aurelia micracle cleanser (review here) with its dreamy texture...
Well, these last few weeks, I have been using the Pumpkin cleanser (€16.00 for 130 ml) from Mychelle Dermaceuticals. It is less luxurious than the Miracle cleanser and is more suited for daily use. It is designed for dry skin types and it comes as a rich peach color cream that really massages well onto the skin. It is really gentle for the skin. It feels almost like a moisturising cream, except that you rinse it. Not too greasy, not too liquid. I really like the consistency! Formula-wise, it contains hydrating glycerin and honey, while a really subtle blend of spicy essential oils (Clove, Cinammon, Nutmeg) brings some interesting healing properties and a delicious scent. My skin is left super soft and cleansed!
Bare in mind that Mychelle Dermaceuticals have recently redesigned the whole line and it seems that the composition of this cleanser has been modified slightly.

I then follow up with either the Madara micellar water* or with the Beauty by Earth Konjac sponge*.

Step 2- 2nd cleansing
I use the Madara micellar water* (€14.50 for 100ml) which is absolutely a love at first sight! My skins adores it. I don't generally use micellar water at all, but this one is a true blessing. Perhaps because it is not like a "standard" micellar water. Packed with ultra-moisturising Aloe Vera gel, Acid Hyaluronic, Sodium PCA, Rose flower water, it perfectly finishes to remove any make-up traces and gives my skin a really natural glow. I am really loving it and plan to buy another one soon before I run out. No need to rinse with this one.

Additional Step - If I want to increase the natural radiance of my skin, I then reach out for the Beauty by Earth Konjac Sponge* ($14.00 for 2) and use it after the cleanser and before the micellar water. If you are not really familiar with Konjac sponge, you can read about it more here. I am currently using the white sponge 2/3 times a week. It perfectly completes the cleansing ritual by removing the last bits of make-up/dead cells and is really great to stimulate blood circulation. It leaves my skin so smooth... and well receptive to the micellar water.

This evening cleansing routine works really nicely for me at the moment.

Get the Mychelle Pumpkin cleanser on Naturisimo.
Get the Madara micellar water here.
Get the Beauty by Earth Konjac sponges here.

What do you think? what is your evening cleansing routine? any thoughts?
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