GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 6 - Page 82

Daily Care If you wear makeup during the day or live / work in an area with heavy pollution, you should definitely be cleaning your face at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before you go to bed. Daily care consists of three steps: cleansing, toning and moisturising. Cleanse Your choice of cleanser is dependent on your skin type. The only people who should be using gel or foaming cleansers are people with oily skin. Even then, I recommend using such a cleanser only once a week. These cleansers dry out your skin, giving you that ‘squeaky clean’ feeling that you think is best for you, but which turns to a greasy feeling a bit later as your skin tries to replenish its protecting layer of sebum. Milky cleansers are actually an oil in water emulsion. These are great for almost all skin types and have slightly different formulas, too. Why do you want oil in your cleanser? Oil dissolves dirt, oil and makeup. Oil cleansers are also available, and can be made super easily.