December 9, 2008


Hey Ladies I love makeup and creating a good cleansing routine is essential to any make-up routine. I will address all of the things you will need to implement the cleansing portion of your beauty plan. The key to great make-up is great skin. Your skin does not have to be perfect and blemish free, but it does need to be the best it can be. If you plan to start using makeup this becomes more important because you want your makeup to look good and maintain healthy skin. Before you apply any makeup your face needs to be clean and moisturized. Think of your face as a canvas; you would not paint on a dirty canvas. I have outlined a very basic cleaning program. When you become comfortable with your routine you can add or take away things from your program. Please remember what works for some simply may not work for others. Listen and observe how your skin reacts to products. Always consult with a doctor if you have specific problems you would like to address.

Cleansing Regime
Wash your face twice a day. Morning (am) Evening (pm)

am cleanse
Apply a cleanser that works well with your skin type (oily, dry, or combination)
Apply toner (optional)
Apply eye cream
Moisturize – Massage your face in circular motions

pm cleanse
If you wear make up start by cleaning face with an oil cleanser or some type of makeup remover.
Wash face with your facial cleanser, if I was going to exfoliate (use a facial scrub) I would do it after I cleaned my face.
Apply a Mud mask – (once a week or more) Mud mask helps tones, deep cleanse and refines your face.
Apply a Moisturizer – specific to your skin type (see article on moisturizer)
Apply Eye cream – Cream made for the eye.
Apply your overnight creams ect. I personally use an anti-wrinkle cream at night.

** I do not regularly use toner, but if you feel the need by all means do so. On occasion I will use an all natural lemon toner .
** Once a week I hydrate my face using steam.
** Twice a week I do a facial peel.

There are so many companies that sell facial cleansers; so this is a personal preference.
Access your needs, figure out what you need it for.

Do you need a make up remover – oil cleanser and foam/cream cleanser?
Do you just need a clean face – foam, cream cleanser?
Do you need something for oily skin?
Do you need something for breakouts?
Research what type of products would be good for you. – Go look on the Internet, go makeup counters, ask friends and family what they use, check on YouTube. Please keep in mind that you are not getting information from a doctor so be very cautious when taking advice from the above mentioned sources.
If you have problem skin go see a dermatologist and they can help you create a cleaning program specific to your needs.

There is no such thing as a perfect product; I feel that all products work, you just need to take the time to see what works for you. Don’t be afraid to ask, try and return. Department stores as well as drug stores take products back. I would say give a product a week but if right off if you don’t like it take it back and return it for something different.