My Lazy Girl Cleansing Routine


When it comes to removing my makeup at the end of the day, nine times out of ten I cannot be bothered. However experience have taught me that if I don't want spots I need to never sleep in my makeup!

So I either remove my makeup as soon as I get home from where ever I have been, which is when I use a cleansing oil and muslin cloth soaked in hot water etc or if I am being lazy/ I get home late I opt for my lazy routine which can be done from bed and only takes a minute at most. So I thought I would show you, especially as I have updated it a bit in the last week and it's working better than ever for me. 

As I have mainly oily skin with a few dry patches I like to go to sleep with all makeup removed and no residue of cleanser on my skin at all. This also means no moisturiser at night (I would just wake up with an oil slick over my T-zone, bluergh). However I do apply eye cream and moisture my neck & chest most nights.


My 3-Step Routine 

My two main aims when removing my makeup at night are to quickly remove all makeup and to lay down for sleep times. Simple! So I have all three products on my bedside table and a stack of the larger cotton pads. I now even have a bin in my bedroom so I can just throw the used cotton pads straight into the bin from bed! 

Step 1 
Micellar Water to remove bulk of makeup 
I first got into Micellar solutions when I tried the Taaj Micellar water (my favourite so far) that came in a beauty box, then I tried a lovely Melvita Rose one and now I am on to the new L'Oreal 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution 200ml (currently £2.48 Superdrug here /2 for £6 in Boots). The reason why I love Micellar Waters is that the solution actually feels like you are using some sort of "soft" water on your skin. Which sounds odd, but it somehow feels like water but nicer. It dissolves makeup instantly and doesn't move the makeup around your face at all, which I LOVE! Right now I cannot recommend the new L'Oreal Micellar Solution more highly, it is just great. Also it is on offer everywhere right now. I picked up mine from Superdrug for under £2.50 - bargain!

Step 2 
Eye Makeup Remover 
Next step is to quickly remove my eye makeup. If I am wearing a lot of waterproof mascara I opt for the Bare Mineral Instant Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover (120ml for £12.96 from Look Fantastic here) which gets the most stubborn mascara off in seconds however this does leave the eye area quite greasy and I always seems to get the oil into my eyes making my vision blurry. However it really is a great product. But for general day-to-day eye makeup I use Clarins Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (125ml for £13.60 from Escentual here) for sensitive eyes, which is a none oily solution so doesn't leave much residue at all, if any really, and doesn't irritate my eyes. This isn't as instant however if I place the cotton pad over my closed eye for 10-15 seconds I can then sweep away most of my eye makeup and then rub lightly to remove all of my mascara.

Step 3 
Toner to remove excess makeup and residue
My last step is to spritz another cotton pad with Lush's Tea Tree Toner Water (100g for £3.95 here) and sweep it all over my face to make sure I have removed all of the makeup and wipe off any oily residue on my face. I also feel this slightly cleanses my pores without any tight feeling at all. I love all of the Lush Toner Waters as they are so mild on the skin but refreshing. 

Then with expertise I slam dunk my three used cotton pads in the bin and can settle down in bed to catch up on some You Tube before sleep. 

I think in the near future I will write a post on my more thorough cleansing night routine as like my quicky/lazy routine I now have it down to a T for my skin type. 

Fee xo. 

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