My evening cleansing routine
I’ve been practicing roughly the same cleansing method for the past, I don’t know, 10 years? It works for me, isn’t overly complicated, and gets the job done.
I’ve been using POND’S Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes for years and years, but recently experimented a bit with their other varieties. I’ve been working with POND’S for some time now, and love that I’ve been able to dive deeper into their product line after using some of it for over a decade.
So, more often than not, my makeup is super minimal. But somedays, like if I’m planning to film something, I’ll wear a little bit more than just the basics. So, I have 2 different cleansing routines that I follow depending on how much and what kind of makeup I’m wearing that day.
On light makeup days I’ll always reach for a POND’S Cleansing Towelette first. Sometimes I’ll run the corner under warm water and just rest that on my eyes to soften up my mascara. The POND’S Evening Soothe Cleansing Towelette has been on my counter these days and I love the soft scent. It’s as effective as my all-time favorite Original Fresh Cleansing Towelette, but I have to admit I like the scent better.
And that usually does it as far as makeup removal goes on light days. I’ll apply a touch of fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex around my nose for extra moisture, and then finish with my eye cream and heavy duty lip treatment.
On heavier makeup days, like if I’m wearing a liquid foundation for example, I’ve been using the POND’S Cold Cream Cleanser. It digs deep but doesn’t leave my skin starving for moisture afterwards. Because of that, I don’t top it with a moisturizer, although you definitely can if you need extra hydration. I live in a super humid climate, so sometimes if I use a rich, moisturizing cleanser, I don’t need anything to add to it! And then, just like the method above, I slather on a generous helping of eye cream and the lip treatment.
As far as the morning goes, I just splash my face with a bit of luke warm water and then apply my makeup.
My skin responds really well to POND’S products and I never battle breakouts with it. In fact, at one time I switched from the POND’S Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes to a generic kind, but they burned my eyes and left my skin irritated. I switched back to POND’S and all the good was restored.
Do you follow the same routine every night, or do you change it up depending on your makeup?