Are you using the correct cleanser for your skin's needs? Lynda asks an expert friend for guidance on this most important part of our beauty routine.

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I would like to introduce you to Clare Brennan owner of Skin & Brows by Clare. Clare has many years of experience working in Australia and running her own beauty salon located in Monasterboice, Co.Louth.

Specialising in Eve Taylor Skincare, Phi brows, lash lifting, microdermabrasion facials, gel painting, advanced waxing, tanning, manicures, pedicures, and skin care. Clare shares with us her knowledge on using the correct cleanser for your skin type.

Are you using the correct cleanser for your skin’s needs

Why is it so important that we start our routine with the appropriate cleanser that suits your skin?

To prevent stripping of the acid mantle (protective barrier) outer layer of our skin. If we cleanse with the wrong product/Ingredients we impair the barrier and in time it will result in many skin issues, premature ageing, irritated inflamed, shiny, excessively dry unbalanced skin.

If your skin feels very tight, inflamed and dry after you cleanse, it is a true indication that it is too harsh on your skin. It’s very important it feels soft, supple, hydrated and moist.

There are many forms of cleansers, gels/foams (which a lot of people like to use to give that squeaky clean feeling but in turn is actually causing long term damage) There are oils, milks, lotions, powders and some have exfoliating ingredients which can again strip away at that protective barrier if used on the wrong skin on a daily basis.

Another important part of cleansing is the application and removal of it.
There are so many brushes, machines, sponges, gloves, etc that claim to cleanse, but these can be as harmful as your cleanser.

Apply the appropriate amount and make sure to massage it into the skin in order to allow the ingredients to penetrate and break down the impurities, bacteria, sweat & makeup. Then with a soft fresh dampened face cloth gently remove off the skin.

Double cleansing is very important at night, first cleanse is to remove the impurities/make up etc and the 2nd cleanse is to cleanse the skin and prepare it for the next skincare step which will allow excellent penetration.

I hope this helps and if you have any further questions please feel free to contact me on Facebook @Skin & Brows by Clare

Choosing the right cleanser for you

*Eve Taylor products are natural based, paraben free, alcohol free with no artificial colours or fragrance and Never tested on animals.

Balancing Cleanser 

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Normal/Combination Skin – natural antiseptic plant extracts guar against breakouts while herbal aroma provides soothing effects to the senses.

Clear Cleanser

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All Skin Types & Conditions – highly effective for removing all traces of makeup, sebum, and skin debris. Softens and nourishes the skin as it cleanses deep down. Quickly removes waterproof mascara.

Purifying Wash 

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Oily/Blemished Skin – soap free, foaming cleanser deeply cleanses without stripping the acid mantle. A unique blend of essential oils which purify and cleanse oil rich skins. Zingy lemongrass gives a refreshing aroma awakening the senses.

Soothing Cleanser 

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Dry/Sensitive Skin – A light textured cleansing lotion with cooling Cucumber and Lettuce extracts.  Rich in amino acids to smooth the skin while a soothing blend of essential oils calm and nourish. A soothing blend of essential oils gently cleanses without irritation.
Creamy lotion nourishes while cleansing leaving skin soft and supple.
Fresh aroma of Geranium and Lavender calm the senses.

Ultra-Soothing Cleanser

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Description: A rich, creamy cleanser with soothing Oatmeal and conditioning Camellia oil.
Gently cleanses as it nourishes and calms ultra-dry or irritated skins.

Skin type/condition: Ultra dry, hypersensitive, severely dehydrated, or irritated skin.

– Deeply nourishing and hydrating to leave skin feeling soft and supple.
– May be applied as a five-minute mini masque to reduce areas of redness.
– Skin is instantly soothed whilst being gently cleansed.