I am so sorry for neglecting this blog for awhile, I’ve been really busy enjoying my lovely life. Yeah life is good when you surrounded yourself with family and good friends that will always be there for you. Oh oh, let’s get straight to the topic okay, since a lot of people have being emailing me about what is my skincare routine like I’ve said before, I’m not going to tell all of it in one entry but I will let you guys know bit-by-bit hehe. So for today’s entry, I nak kenalkan semua dengan pencuci muka yang sudah menjadi teman setia I selama 6 bulan, yayyy! Ini dia tadaaaaa.
Okay, obviously I dah nak kehabisan pencuci muka ni haha so I’ve Google a nicer image of the face cleanser on the internet and here it is.
One word to describe this cleanser relationship with me; SOULMATE! Hahaha.
Buat masa ni, cleanser ni la love of my life cause seriously I tak pernah nak rave sangat pasal any face cleanser because before this to me; a face cleanser is just a face cleanser. I’m only gonna use it to clean my face from any dirts and make up, fullstop. But nooo I was so wrong. A good cleanser is the first key to maintain a good skin. My skin has never look better since I’ve switch to this face cleanser, so being a beauty blogger myself, I just gotta share this valuable info with my dearest readers la kan?
It took me about 6 months to honestly say that, I never wanna change my face cleanser to any other brand besides this. Yeah, you heard that from a skincare junkie okay so in other word this product is really good in my opinion, because it has become one of my MUST-HAVE items list. I will definitely try some new face cleanser out there if any of them seems interesting enough to trigger my desire to buy it haha but I think I’m gonna stuck with this cleanser for a long times.
But before you guys take my words, you need to check this list of results that I expected from any face cleanser that I use. Yeah, saya cerewet, but you only got one area of skin covering your whole face, so you better be cerewet with what you put on your skin okay *kepala goyang-goyang kiri kanan cause I typed this paragraph with attitude! LOL*
So far, I can honestly say that I have been switching back and forth between wallet-friendly face cleanser to the high-end face cleanser; from the one sold by Neutrogena (I loveee their face cleanser too, I’m still using it during ehem ehem that time of the month when mother nature cause my whole face erupted with acnes boooooo ) to the one sold by Estee Lauder (pricey but the result is so so lah) .
After tons of trial and error, I finally came out with this list of results that I PERSONALLY want from a face cleanser;
1) Not too foamy or doesn’t produce any foam at all.
2) Doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight
3) Doesn’t make my face feeling squeaky clean
4) Leave my skin feeling softer and matte
5) My skin becomes oily only after about 3-4 hours later.
6) Doesn’t requires me to clean my face more than 2 times a day
7) Help to unclog my pores (make it easier to extract blackhead or whitehead after using the cleanser)
This is my list. Some of you might be wondering; “Eh, all face cleansers does that kan? I thought she want something to exfoliate her skin while cleansing it or something that make her skin brighter or fairer after each use?“ Hehe, let me explain some of the reasons why I expected all this from my face cleanser i.e this is my 7 tips on how to choose the right face cleanser for everyone, I believe this tips can be beneficial to all skin types; dry, oily or combination skin. And no, I ain’t snow white, so whitening effect is not something that I look for when it comes to face cleanser yeah.
1. Not too foamy or doesn’t produce any foam at all
-any type of cleanser that produce a heaps of foam means that it has a lot of sulfate in it. It’s not good for your skin if you’re using a face cleanser that contain a lot of sulfate, this will strip away the natural oil of you skin and therefore in long term, it will disturb the pH balance of your skin.
-I know, it is fun to clean your face with something that is foamy or produce a lot of foam, but seriously if you do concern about you skin balance, then stop using foamy face cleanser yeah?
2.Doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight
- if your face cleanser leave your skin feels tight as if you just had a strong wind blows your entire face which end up making you look like you just had a mini face lift *okay lawak bodoh haha* then stop using that cleanser pleaseeeee!
-If your skin feels tight, it means there’s a lot of natural oil that has being strip away from your skin by that particular face cleanser. Once this happened, your skin will produce more oil to replace that natural oil that has being strip away. So that is why some people complain that after 1 hour (or less) cleansing their faces, their skins started to becomes oily and greasy again.
-Especially for those with oily skin, as much as you despise that oily skin of yours, you cannot remove all of that oil from you face, so the best way is to use any cleanser that contains salicylic acid if you have oily skin that is prone to acne breakouts. There’s a lot of choices out there, so I don’t think I need to list it here
3.Doesn’t make my face feeling squeaky clean
-yes, you heard this one before. Squeaky clean is only for your floor, not for your face. So never ever use any sort of face cleanser that make your face feels squeaky clean, it goes back to point no.2 just now where squeaky clean means a lot of your natural oil had being strip away by that harsh face cleanser.
4.Leave my skin feeling softer and matte
- depends on you skin, if you skin is normal, then it doesn’t make any different if you face cleanser give you that soft, matte texture feeling to your skin. But my skin is combination skin, so I do welcome any face cleanser that helps to control the excess sebum on my skin.
5.My skin becomes oily only after about 3-4 hours later
-I have address this in point no.2 kan?
6.Doesn’t requires me to clean my face more than 2 times a day
-we all heard this one before; “clean your face only 2 or 3 times a day”. I personally follow this golden rule.
-When you clean you face more, you skin will work harder to replace that natural oil that you’ve remove from it, so this will make your skin even oilier than it originally is.
-So if you use make-up to go to classes or work,the way I do it is that I clean my face in the morning and then after coming back home, I will clean my make-up with the make up remover first and then I’ll use the face cleanser to rinse everything away.Later at night,I’ll just use the tap water to clean my face again and to prep it for my night skincare routine.
7.Help to unclog my pores
-I’ve never went to those skincare spa or treatment centre to get my blackhead or whitehead extract. I basically do everything myself because it’s a lot cheaper plus it save a lot of time since I am pretty much busy with studies and my own personal life.
-So I just bought the cheap whitehead extractor from the Body Shop, I think it cost about rm13 kot, and I use that to extract all of my whitehead and blackhead. A good face cleanser will helps to open up your pores to make it easier for you to clean all those dirts and dead skin cells.
But usually if you have a good skincare routine, for instance you exfoliate your skin regularly, you won’t have to deal with whitehead pon. *obviously i don’t have a good skincare routine sebab I ade lagi whitehead booooo *
So yeah, based on the 7 reasons, I can honestly that this Clarins cleanser works like a charm for me, it does fulfill all of the 7 criteria that I look for in my face cleanser.
Hopefully this entry could assist you guys out there to figure out which face cleanser is the right one for your skin. If there’s anything, do leave your comment in this entry, I will try to get back to you ASAP, but if you urgently need to ask me anything, do follow me on my twitter; twitter.com/LilianaMardiana or just email me here; liliannamardiana (at) gmail.com
Love you guys! Have a wonderful Hari Raya Aidiladha and have a great weekend everybody!