Energizing Morning Cleansers and My "Skin Care Diet".

     Lately I've been trying not to overload my skin with skin care products. I've stopped using moisturisers at all except two serums from time to time (for light hit of moisture). It's been two weeks and my skin feels very good.
     Products that I talk about in this post are the main part of my skin care that I use specifically when I need an extra boost of freshness and positivity in the morning. 

    I'll usually start my day with Caudalie Make-up Remover Cleansing Water. Instead of washing my face with soap or any other cleanser I'll just wipe it with a cotton pad with this cleansing water. And my skin is clean and supple without any other product. It's fast and effective. This water smells like freshly cut grass with hints of grapes and flowers and it's perfect for something to start the day with. It's not perfect for taking the makeup off though.

10/10 as toner and cleansing water
3/10 as makeup remoover

    Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel is an extra step for those mornings when I have time to rub this oil-in-gel thing into my face for couple of minutes before I rinse it off and reach for the cleansing water/toner. It smells like classic Clarins products - perfumy, old fashioned. It's also good at taking makeup off, but not as good as The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil. It takes longer to break down mascara. That's why I like using it in the morning when I don't have any makeup on and I need an extra step in my morning cleanse. 

9/10 as a regular cleanisng gel/oil
7/10 as a makeup remoover

    Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser the most energising in terms of smell. That's why I reach for it when I need to force myself to wake up and be ready for the day. It smells fresh and zingy, a mix of citrus and floral notes (more artificial than natural, but still pleasant). It gently exfoliates the skin and foames up like regular cleanser. Afterwards I'll use a toner like the one below.


    Yves Rocher Nutritive Vegetale Velvety Toner is the most moisturising thing of a buch. I use it on those days when I don't plan on using anything else, even serum and it's enough for my dry skin. It also smells fresh and florally (of hamamelis I guess), but it's sweeter then others. The only thing that some people can find repelling is that it leves a little bit of a film on the skin for less than an hour. It may be a problem for some one but I'm ok with it. My skin feels good all day after I use any of these product.


    I'm very glad that I dared to strip my daily skincare routine from too much products. It's actually kind of preparation for a "No Skin Care Week" or may be even two. I feel like my skin got used to a large amount of products so even good expensive ones work less effective on it. I hope my experiment pays off because it was very scary to start knowing how easily my gets dry.

Have you tried a "Skin Care Diet"? How did it work out for you?

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