The Ultimate Secret For Good Skin.... (According to Experts)

Sunday, May 06, 2018

On the 20th April, we were invited down to Brown Beauty Talk's first Skincare Masterclass. As advocates of beauty and wellness inside and out, we just had to get down there to see what the experts had to say on how we can level up our skincare game. 

Speaking on the panel at the event were a range of different skin care specialists such as Alice Hart-Davies from Good Things, Nneka Fleming from Novel Skincare, Ozohu Adoh from EPARA, and lastly Antonia Burrell one of UK's best loved skincare experts, who is also an Associate Lecturer in the Chemistry of Aromatherapy at the London College of Fashion.

Amongst the advice that was given, this one key thing about good skincare stood out to us the most. Antonia Burrell stated "products work best when you double cleanse, or even cleanse three times". According to her, cleaning your face twice, and sometimes even three times is the best way to ensure that the products you're using actually get to the base of your skin, instead of layering product on top of grime and pollutants that build up on your skin throughout the day. 

L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil
Double cleansing tackles two different types of impurities: oily dirt (makeup and sebum), and watery dirt (sweat and environmental muck). The first product you use should be something that pulls the oil off of your skin, such as an oil cleanser like L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil which is a fave.  According to cosmetic dermatologic surgeon Dr. Ariel Ostad he states "Cleansing oil uses the 'good oils' in your skin to remove the 'bad oils'... When you rinse the product off, the 'good oil' takes those 'bad oils' and dirt along with it"

Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser 

The second product should be something that is either a gel, milk, blemish fighting, clay-based or exfoliating formula depending on your skin's personal needs. Products such as Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser or even Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser, which specifically states it protects and soothes skin sensitised by pollution, temperature extremes, harsh detergents, and chemical exposure are good choices.

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser
Although its advisable for tip top skin, if you find you don't have time or the funds to spend on double cleansing everyday... investing in something like Glossier's Milky Jelly Cleanser would be your best bet. The jelly can be used on dry skin to dissolve away oil based makeup and grime, but can also double up and be used on wet skin too. PIXI Double Cleanse is also a good alternative which houses both a solid cleansing oil and a luxe cleansing cream in one jar. 

Who's ready for baby skin? 

Words By: Malika Isles

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