How I Cleanse My Face- My Cleansing Routine

One thing that I really pride myself on is having good skin.  Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t perfect but on the whole, it is super clean and clear for the majority of the time.  For me, my cleansing routine is fundamental to maintaining my good skin and if for any reason there is a break in my routine then I can definitely notice it.

Today I’m going to share with you my cleansing routine- the two steps that I take to cleanse my face and a short review of the products that I use.  I do change up the products that I use, on occasion, particularly when testing out skincare bits for my blog but I always use the same type of products- a cleansing water to remove my make up and a creamy cleanser with a facial brush to deep clean my skin.

Out of all of the cleansing products that I have tried, these in the photo above are some of my favourites and they are my most repurchased skincare products.  I use these products both on the morning and at night.

Step 1: The Liquid Cleanse

The first step in my cleansing routine is to clean my face if it is the morning and to remove my make up if it is at night.  To do this, I use the Good Things Deep Pore Anti Blemish Cleanser together with some cotton pads.

I like to use a liquid cleanser as the first step in my cleansing routine, whether it be a micellar water or just a clear cleanser like the Good Things Deep Pore Cleanser.  This is because I find that they refresh my skin and remove the bulk of my make up much better than cream or oil based cleansers do.  I’ve reviewed the Good Things cleanser in full in this post but in short, it feels amazing on the skin, leaving it clean and clear, really benefiting the skin and it smells incredible- it contains superfruit extracts of fig and strawberry, yummy! It feels so refreshing and makes my skin look and feel so clean.

When I wake up, I take one cotton pad and dispense a small amount of the cleanser onto it.  I then sweep this across my whole face to clean away any excess oils and bacteria that I may have picked up through the night off my pillow, for example.  This feels so refreshing and really helps to wake me up.

At night, I remove the bulk of my make up using the same Good Things cleanser on a cotton pad.  Usually I only need the one cotton pad but if I have been on a night out, wearing thicker make up, then I’ll need to use two.  I much prefer to use a liquid cleanser to get the vast majority of my make up off as I don’t think that my cleansing brush would be as effective if it were to be used on top of a full face of make up.  The Good Things Deep Pore cleanser, effectively removes all but the very deepest set make up (that only would be recognisable thorough face brushing) and doesn’t tug at the skin, particularly around my eyes.  I find that it even tackles stubborn eye make up like eyelash glue, liquid liner and waterproof mascara exceptionally well.

The cotton pads that I prefer to use are the Oval Pads from Superdrug.  These are literally only a couple of pounds and are always on offer.  They are my favourite because they’re much larger than the little round cotton pads so I use less and, since I hate the feeling of cotton wool, these are great as they have sealed edges so they don’t do that horrible pull apart thing… eurgh!

If you would like me to do a full review of the Riosonicleanse then please let me know.

Step 2: The Creamy Cleanse

The second step in my cleansing routine is what I like to call the Creamy Cleanse.  This is where I use a face brush together with a cream cleanser to really deeply clean my skin.

The creamy cleanser that I use the most is the Good Things Fresh Start Creamy Cleanser which I reviewed in full in this post.  Every morning and night after completing step one, I apply quite a thin layer of this all over my face and leave it to sit on top of my skin whilst I brush my teeth.  I then put my Rio Sonicleanse face brush on the highest setting and work it around my face until it turns itself off.  This cleans my skin so deeply that it gets rid of all dirt.  It is very, very thorough.

If you’d like me to review the Rio Sonicleanse (similar to the Clarisonic) in full then please let me know.

After using my facial brush, I remove any excess cleansing product using a towel, dipped slightly in warm water.  Then I splash my face with cold water and pat it dry.

Cleansing my face with these two steps really helps to keep my skin clear.  When following this routine, I find that my other skincare products, like my daily moisturiser and serum, work much more effectively.  Clean skin equals clear skin.

Easy Peasy!

The Good Things Deep Pore Cleanser is £3.33 and the Fresh Start Cleanser is £3.33 both from Boots, the cotton pads are £1.69 from Superdrug and the Rio Sonicleanse is available for £49.99 from the Rio website.

What does your skincare routine look like?

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  1. Gemma T
    June 26, 2013 / 2:15 am

    Oooh love it! I never think to cleanse in the morning as well as night, I really need to start

  2. Claire does beauty
    June 26, 2013 / 7:24 am

    What a fantastic post Laura! I really need to try this brush sounds amazing. I haven't tried any of the good things products need to see how they work for me xxClaire does beauty

  3. Sharon
    June 26, 2013 / 8:19 am

    Hi Laura, I'd like you to review the Rio Sonicleanse please. It may be something to consider buying for my 23-year old daughter. I wondered whether it would be too abrasive for sensitive skin. Love your blog (and I'm in my mid-fifties ha ha!). Sharon X

  4. curvy Tini
    June 26, 2013 / 10:43 am

    Hi Laura, please do a rio sonicleanse review. I have been interested for quite a while in the Clarisonic but the prize tag is a bit high for my liking. As always love your posts, xo Tini

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