Since my eyelash extensions, I haven't been able to wash my face like I used to, the traditional way. Because you cannot rub your eyes (in sake of your false lashes), you have to cleanse around it. In any case, if you are getting eyelash extensions, I recommend its not during a time where you wear a lot of eye makeup because to be quite honest...that can be pretty gross. How much can you cleanse around eyeshadow and eyeliner? And if you do...the lashes WILL fall off a lot sooner than expected. I generally don't wear eye makeup unless I am going somewhere or doing a tutorial. With that said, I decided to get lash extensions because my baby is almost here and the last thing I'm going to do when she arrives is my makeup! lol...props to the moms that hold their makeup down with life and a baby. I have a hard time holding it down now! Anyways, let's get back on track with the main focus of this blog post, evening facial cleansing made easy.
Instead of using a traditional cleansing liquid, I've recently been using a cleansing balm, the Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm in particular ($20 at Target and on their website). I know there's quite a few on the market, but I have to say, I am obsessed with the Pixi products right now. I have been playing around with their Evening Glow Serum, daytime H20 hydrating gel and their 24k eye elixir and since I loved those so much...decided to give their balm a try.
You have to take a quarter sized balm with your fingers (a little bit goes a long way!) and use your fingers to rub it all over your face: foundation, lipstick, long wear brow pomades...all gone. My sister has been using it as well and says it erases mascara like nobody's business. AND leaves your skin feeling so soft and smooth! You don't need to cleanse several times like a regular cleansing liquid, doing this process once is all you need. BUT, you need one tool with it in order to get your face squeaky clean; some sort of cleansing cloth or sponge.
I have blogged about this sponge VERY long time ago and I have recently gone back to it because to be honest with you, there's nothing like it. The Dew Puff sponges are pure plant fiber sponges. When you purchase the sponge, you will notice its hard as a rock. Once you put the Dew Puff under the sink, you will notice it gets super soft and almost slippery. Use this sponge to wipe the cleansing balm off of your face. Wash it under the sink and repeat until your face feels clean. Voila! So easy. I promise, you will be just as addicted as I am.
Available at Namie's Beauty Center in Sherman Oaks and/or Amazon for about $7.