Monday, January 14, 2019

How To Get Perfectly Cleansed Skin

Get your skin twice as clean with double cleansing and Dermalogica 

You may have heard the term thrown around "Double cleansing' and maybe thought what a waste of product but there is more to double cleansing that juts a sales gimmick. 
Double cleansing has been around for years, I remember the days at college trying to remember the 10 step second cleanse routine and failing an assessment because I got some moves in a muddle, I was devastated, the tutor would check our double cleansing by doing the cotton wool test to see if we had left traces of make-up. My failed assessment aside what really is double cleansing and what does it involve? 

Double cleansing is a process where two different cleansers are used on the skin, the first cleanser is typically an oil cleanser, this is used in circular motions to remove your make-up, dirt and sebum (your skins natural oil) from your skin, once rinsed off a second cleanse takes place with a cleanser suitable to your skin type to really work for your skin helping to treat concerns.
Double cleansing daily is a great way to keep your skin in top condition and Dermalogica has just the products. 

First Cleanse 

Dermalogica Precleanse is the prefect start to a double cleansing routine. Simply take a few pumps of this gorgeous oil into your palms and massage in circular motions over your skin, it will not only remove make-up and oils but waterproof make-up too so if you are a lover of the liquid lipsticks then this is a product you can't live without. Once you have massaged into your skin and you can then add water to transform the precleanse into a milky consistency and simply rinse away. Your skin is left super soft will all traces of make-up and oil build up removed. This gently formular is perfect for all skin types including oils skin. 

Second Cleanse

Now your skin is clean from dirt build up, make-up and excess oils it's onto the second cleanse, the cleansing stage that can really get to work deep and treat the skin. 
Dermalogica offers 7 different cleansers to follow on from your precleanse so there really is a cleanser to suit everyone. All of the Dermalogica cleansers are soap free and PH balanced so will protect the skins natural moisture barrier.

Clearing skin wash: Brightening and helps reduce visible skin ageing

Breakout clearing foam wash: Tough on breakout yet gentle on your skin

Ultra calming cleanser: Perfect for sensitive and delicate skins

Special cleansing gel: A good allrounder, removes impurities without stripping, refreshing on the skin

Skin resurfacing cleanser: An exfoliating cleanser to re-texturise ageing skin

Dermal clay cleanser: Helps to purify oily skins and remove excess oil without drying the skin

Essential Cleansing Solution: A rich creamy cleanser for dry skin

When applying your cleanser for your second cleanse work with massage movements well into the skin not forgetting the neck area. Spend a few moments working the product into the skin to allow the specially selected ingredients to do their job. Once you have cleansed all over your face and neck remove with water and follow with a spritz of toner such as Multi active toner and a layer of Skin Smoothing cream and your are good to go. 

Shop the Dermalogica cleansers here 

Do you currently double cleanse as part of your skin care routine? If so what products do you love to use? 

Leanne x 


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Real Resolutions

So it's that time of year again when it's all new year new beginnings.  
It's a fresh start to wipe out the old and start on a clean slate, that time of year when we feel anything is possible and the world is our oyster.
Can a new year really make us change and the whole world brighter? 

Every year I have a few resolutions in my head but never fully follow through on them, they're my pipe dreams, my dreams that I see from other people, what they have and me thinking that's what I want but I very rarely put any effort into achieving,  well this year though, I'm making then for me.

So here are my real resolutions

Be more thankful and don't compare

I have to say I'm terrible for comparing; comparing other peoples fabulous lives to mine that seems so boring in comparison. Most nights i'm in, sitting in my PJ's with my other half and cats, we're not eating out every other night, not attending fabulous parties and not on constant trips to far away places but does that make my life dull? Instead of being jealous of a snap shot on a screen of someones life I need to tell myself what I have, I have a lovely home, it's small but lovely. I have been with my partner for nearly 10 years and after spending the first 2 trying to get him to stay in and not go out every night I've finally gotten just that, we're happy to just be together in our little place and that is actually a great thing.
I am thankful to be able to travel at all, I know so many are not in that position, I had some lovely little trips last year, some local but still a lovely time away from the norm. I also must remember that somewhere someone may be comparing their life to mine, it seems hard to believe but someone may actually think I have the perfect life when they look on Instagram, it's not perfect, but i'm thankful for it. 

Be more present with loved ones

I like to think I'm a family person, I love my family but sometimes work gets in the way and I don't actually see then as much as I should. Time is precious and leading to Christmas I heard of so many sudden losses that it really hits home how much I need to be here in the now for my family; over Christmas I visited family more as you do and it was lovely, my nan would love me to pop in after work just for a coffee so I will do this more.

Be more careful with spending

This one I know I can do, I am so wasteful with small spending. If I add up the daily trips to the coffee shops I can save at least  £20+ a week, shocking I know, my daily routine is stopping by a coffee shop on my way to work and at £3 + per visit it adds up.
For Christmas I got a coffee pot so I'm taking my old one to my work place and will enjoy fresh coffee at a fraction of the price.
It's not just coffee though, it's the little trips to my local shop every other night on my way home to get things for tea that add up too, 
I must get over that fact that weekly shopping trips to the supermarket may be boring but it saves in the long run, I have just downloaded an app to help track what I spend, if you're looking to do the same I'm using  'Spending Tracker'  It's an eye opener after just a few days.

Get that gym body.... 

So this is the unrealistic one, as much as I look up to those girls with amazing abs and round peaches it will never be me, it could be but I'm laughing typing this as I know full well I will never be that disciplined to achieve anything like that, I love sweet treats too much and my motto for 'you only live once eat it' is strong but I will take better care of myself, I will drink more water,  moisturies my body, not just my face and eat less cheese. 
I do use the gym but I must take my time in the gym more seriously, a good 30 minute heart pumping workout is far better than an hour of mid rage exercises.

Have you made any resolutions? I would love to hear if you have ever stuck by previous ones, i'll update you on the cheese part. 

Happy New years!

Leanne x

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