Is it just us?

We get home late. We’re tired and it takes all our energy not to just leave all our clothes in a heap on the floor. Then we have to remove our make-up? Ugh! Honestly, sometimes we can be forgiven for not giving the job the attention it deserves.

Beauties, when we DON’T cleanse properly, we risk:

  • Our pores becoming clogged 
  • Increased breakouts
  • Dull complexion
  • Older-looking skin
  • Dry skin
  • Increased irritation (and not just because you look so much older!)
  • Eye Infection

Even if we DON’T wear make-up. And no one wants any of those things, right?

So, never mind all those beauty tutorials that tell us how to apply make-up - do we REALLY know how to take it off? When we take the time and use the right products, we unlock the flawless, radiant skin you’ve been searching for. 

Why Is cleansing so important anyway?

Facial cleansing is the foundation of any skincare routine. Throughout the day, our skin is exposed to environmental pollutants, make-up, excess oil, and sweat, which can clog pores and lead to a dull and congested complexion. Cleansing helps remove these impurities, allowing our skin to breathe and properly absorb the skincare products we’ve invested so much money on! On top of that, proper cleansing helps to maintain the skin's natural pH balance, preventing breakouts, and promoting a youthful appearance.

Choosing the right cleanser

I think we can all agree that finding the best cleanser for your skin type is crucial. 

Is your skin oily, dry, combination, or sensitive? Once you’ve established that, it’s worth considering gentle formulas - products that are free from harsh chemicals, sulfates, and artificial fragrances. Opt for gentle, non-comedogenic cleansers that won't strip your skin of its natural oils.

SkinKick’s Daily Exfoliant Cleanser

is an excellent everyday face wash with super soft natural exfoliants to cleanse skin, clear pores and remove dead skin cells in one step. It also doubles as a calming face mask


Cleansing techniques

As the song goes, it ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it. And that goes for skincare too. Let’s get started.

  1. Clean hands first - before touching your face and transferring bacteria and dirt onto your skin.
  2. Pre-cleanse - if you wear make-up, start by using a makeup remover or oil-based cleanser to dissolve and remove any cosmetics. This step ensures a deeper cleanse.
  3. Warm water - splash your face to open up pores, allowing the cleanser to penetrate effectively.
  4. Apply the cleanser - dispense a small amount onto your fingertips or a clean, damp cloth. Gently massage onto your face using circular motions, focusing on areas prone to congestion, such as the T-zone. Take your time, and be gentle.
  5. Rinse thoroughly - after massaging your skin for about a minute, rinse the cleanser off with lukewarm water. Make sure no residue remains on your skin.
  6. Pat dry gently with a soft towel. Avoid rubbing, as this can cause irritation.

Vera Moore’s soothing eye make-up remover with plant extracts

is a gentle formulation that removes all traces of eye make-up without irritation. It will calm, refresh, hydrate and help reduce puffiness around the eyes. Fragrance free and paraben free.



7. Tone, to remove every last trace of dirt, grime and impurities stuck in your pores after washing. When you add this often ignored step to your daily skincare routine, it can have a MAJOR positive impact on the appearance and tightness of your pores (yes, that means younger-looking skin, thank you very much!).
Olecea Silver + Licorice Root Protective Face Spray

contains only clean and vegan ingredients including clinically tested micronized natural silver that acts as an antimicrobial, anti-redness, anti-acne agent, anti-inflammatory agent, and sun protection agent for the skin. Licorice root extract is proven to brighten the skin and reduce inflammation, with multifunctional allantoin, lavender flower water, and witch hazel water help hydrate and prevent irritation.

8. Add serum

Founder’s Formula Wild-harvested Australian Kakadu Plum Vitamin C serum contains the richest source of Vitamin C of any known plant, with exceptionally high levels of phyto-nutrients. It will reduce uneven skin tone, rough texture and improve general dullness, protect against photo-aging, reduce the appearance of fine lines and acne scars, build collagen and elastin, and inhibit dark spots and hyper-pigmentation.



Founder’s Formula Wild-harvested Australian Kakadu Plum Vitamin C serum


9. Eye cream

Priori Skincare’s R-Spinasome is the Ultimate Eye Cream! Apply for anti-aging, hydration, firmness, and anti-inflammatory benefits.



Priori Skincare’s R-Spinasome


10. Moisturize

Veracity Skincare has produced this replenishing, adaptive facial cream that delivers customized hydration, responding to your skin’s unique and supplying dynamic moisture to all layers of the skin for up to 72 hours while softening areas of dryness or depletion. 


Veracity Self-Care BioEvolve Moisturizer


Want to take your cleansing ritual to higher ground?

Double cleansing

This is great for those who regularly wear heavy make-up or have particularly congested skin. Follow your oil-based cleanser with a water-based cleanser to ensure a thorough cleanse.

Pili Ani’s Gentle Facial Cleanser is infused with elemi oil and helps minimize breakouts while keeping skin hydrated. Mild on skin with its low pH, it cleanses and moisturizes, keeping the face supple and clean. It contains no SLS, no parabens, no harmful ingredients, is 100% natural, dermatologist-tested, and formulated using hypoallergenic ingredients.



Pili Ani’s Gentle Facial Cleanser



Exfoliate your skin one or two times each week to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. Choose a gentle exfoliator suitable for your skin type.

L’Odaites uses the ancient qualities of the date tree to gently exfoliate the skin. Brimming with polyphenols, powerful antioxidant agents, the date pit is rich in minerals and amino acids. Combined with aloe vera and honey, it leaves skin smooth, radiant, and detoxified, with a refined texture and fresher complexion.



L’Odaites Gentle Exfoliator


Avoid over-cleansing

It seems counter intuitive, right? But cleansing your face twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, is generally sufficient. Over-cleansing can strip your skin of its natural moisture and lead to dryness or irritation.

Don't forget your neck

Extend your cleansing routine to your neck and décolletage, as these areas are often neglected but are prone to showing signs of aging and will love you back when you show them some TLC.

Here endeth the lesson - go forth and be beautiful, Queens!

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