Are you going through your facial cleanser a bit too fast? Perhaps you have extremely sensitive and dry skin and find your cleanser slightly too concentrated or rich. Here are a few easy tips to make the most of your cleanser and to ensure that your skin ends up looking and feeling supple, soft and hydrated - in 5 simple steps.


Beauty Tip: Make The Most Of Your Cleanser

1. Wet your face. Do not apply your cleanser to dry skin - they usually works best on wet skin.

2. Use only one pump or squirt of cleanser per wash.

3. Rub the cleanser between your hands and gently massage into your face using your fingertips, avoiding the eyes. Do not rub or pull.

4. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water, making sure to remove any cleanser residue from your face. This step is really important, as invisible soap or detergent residue can cause dryness, irritation and redness.

5. Apply your moisturiser right after cleansing, and while your skin is still slightly wet, to lock in moisture.

When choosing your cleanser, carefully read the ingredient list, avoiding products that contain harsh ingredients that can irritate sensitive skin types. Ingredients to look out for include SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate), artificial colour and fragrance and preservatives like MI/MCI (Methylisothiazolinone/Methylchloroisothiazolinone).

To keep it ethical, stay away from palm oil and its derivatives like Sodium Palmate and Sodium Palm Kernelate, and check that your product is cruelty-free by looking for the Leaping Bunny certification logo.

How do you use your cleanser? Can you share any tips? Let me know!