Let's talk about the basics of skincare because with today’s technology, products are coming out everywhere and with the marketing frenzy, it’s a headache, scratch that, a migraine!
The most important part of skincare is Cleansing.
Everyone needs to cleanse their face, without any excuses whatsoever. Period. Which means it involves water, cleanser and a washcloth. Washing with water alone will not be enough even if a celebrity swears by it. We’re on the 21st-century, not in the Cretaceous period people!
But I’m a busy person, I don’t have time!
Really?! That’s your excuse! Don’t you feel gross when you wake up sleeping with all that dirt and gunk on your face from the previous day? And don’t tell me the cliché reason “I don’t wear makeup”; because even if you don’t, you still need to wash your face.
So can I use face wipes then?
OMG! Don’t be lazy! The only time you’re going to use face wipes is “if and only if” you don’t have access to water. I think Caroline Hirons has preached this one: fannies, flights, and festivals.
When do I clean my face?
When you wake up in the morning and when you get home from work, from school, from parties, etc. For nighttime, a lot are saying before you go to bed, uh-oh, NO! Imagine, you get home by 7 pm, and you go to bed by 10 pm, that’s 3 hours of makeup, sweat and all the dirt sitting on your face. If you do it as soon as you get home, you'll never miss or let it pass, plus, your face will be enjoying all the loveliness of your skincare products.
What's in it for me?
Because we’re all about the base. Seriously. If you’re reading this and you’re currently using face wipes, stop ASAP! Wash your face properly, don’t let me grab a pail of water and do what’s in the photo. I promise you, your skin will thank you.