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The Cleansing Ritual To Keep You Refreshed This Spring

The Cleansing Ritual To Keep You Refreshed This Spring
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I just love these sunny days we’ve been having, and I really hope they last! If last year is anything to go off (heatwave, anyone?), we’ve potentially got some really warm weather ahead of us. So, to ensure you always feel cleansed and refreshed at the end of a long and warm day, here’s a simple three-step guide that uses a foaming cleanser to have you garden party-ready in no time!

Step 1: Remove Your Makeup

There’s nothing better than taking off your makeup at the end of the day (it feels like your skin can finally breathe again!), and we’ve treated some of you Glossies to the best product for the job: Nivea’s newly-launched MicellAIR Professional Makeup Remover!

I love how delicate this micellar water is. It removes mascara and eye makeup effortlessly, without irritating my sensitive skin.

Combining Nivea’s special MicellAIR Complex with dry oil and black tea extracts, this makeup remover lifts mascara without needing to excessively rinse or rub your eyes. Better yet, it protects delicate lashes and doesn’t leave any greasy residue.

No wonder it’s loved by professional makeup artists!

Simply shake the bottle before applying the micellar water to a cotton pad. You can then press the pad onto your closed lids and sweep it in a downwards motion to remove eye makeup and waterproof mascara. Your skin will feel beautifully clean and look glowingly healthy!

Step 2: Refresh Your Hair

Palmers hair mask

Now that you’ve taken off your makeup, it’s time for a refreshing shower. Once you’ve gone through the usual ritual of washing your hair and body (you might consider using your Original Source hydrating body wash), I’d recommend giving your hair some TLC by applying a restoring hair mask.

Luckily, as an extra treat, some of you will have received Palmer's® Natural Fusions™ Chia Seed & Argan Oil Hair Mask.

An intensive deep conditioning treatment, this hair mask helps rejuvenate hair and boost hydration. You’ll be happy to hear that it’s formulated with 95% naturally-sourced ingredients and includes no silicones, sulphates or parabens.

Instead, it blends chia seeds, which help strengthen and protect your locks, with argan oil, which re-energises dull and lifeless hair. The combination will make your hair feel as good as new!

For best results, apply the mask to clean and wet hair, working from your roots to your tips. Leave it in for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it out thoroughly.

Insider Tip: If your hair is particularly dry or in need of some TLC, you can also use this hair mask as an overnight treatment. Apply as above, then wrap your hair in a towel or cap and rinse the product out in the morning.

Step 3: Cleanse Your Complexion

Before you say that cleansing after a shower seems silly, hear me out. Washing your face in the shower, particularly if you use very hot water, strips your skin of its healthy oils and causes dehydration. To protect your skin, it's always best to cleanse with luke warm water after your shower, trust me.

Luckily, some of you will have received a Sukin cleanser that is up for the task: either their Signature Foaming Facial Cleanser or their Signature Cream Cleanser.

Both products remove makeup residue, dirt build-up and excess oil on the skin, without stripping it of its natural oils. Better yet, they actively nourish, soothe and tighten your complexion.

  • The cream cleanser blends nourishing cocoa butter with soothing Aloe vera, calming nettle and anti-ageing horsetail to leave your skin feeling comfortable, purified and lightly hydrated.
  • The foam cleanser is formulated with chamomile and green tea to protect against free radical damage and fight the signs of ageing, as well as Aloe vera and witch hazel to soothe irritations and calm redness. It also features primrose and rosehip oils that lightly hydrate your skin, leaving it smooth and soft.

You can massage the cream cleanser into your skin in circular motions, before removing it with a warm face cloth, while the foaming cleanser should be lathered with water, massaged into the skin, then rinsed off with water.

Insider Tip: If you didn’t receive a Sukin cleanser but want to buy one, I’d recommend the cream cleanser for those of you with dry or flaky skin, and the foaming cleanser if you’ve got a normal or oily complexion.

Finishing Touches

Once you’ve cleansed your face, you can then follow up with your usual moisturiser. I'd then finish off the ritual by nourishing your skin with a Soaper Duper body butteror body lotion (you may have received one in your April GLOSSYBOX), before slipping into clean clothes. You’re going to feel so refreshed… All you need now is a cold cocktail and some good company!

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