Take The Day Off This Winter6.12.15
Winter is a tricky time of year for me. On one hand, I love it; I love the crispness of the air, I love the prospect of snow and, of course, I love Christmas (duh). But there's another part of me that really struggles with the winter time, namely, my skin. Up until the last couple of years I never had a problem with my skin during the colder months, but recently my skin has hated it with a burning passion - and my skincare routine just hasn't been cutting it. This year my skin feels so dry and lackluster, and I've found that taking my makeup off with makeup wipes has only made it worse. SO I've decided to convert to a makeup remover balm and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made.
The shining star I'm talking about? Clinique Take The Day Off Balm, of course! I've had this wonder balm for quite a few months now, however I have to say it's been pretty neglected up until late. I'm sure we can all agree that makeup wipes are so easy, especially at the end of a long day where all you want to do is go to sleep! And fussing about with a balm just isn't appealing - trust me I know! But I've honestly been astounded by this particular product; the consistency is pretty thick at first, but it melts into the skin so easily whilst feeling extremely nourishing, you can also see it physically removing your makeup with so much ease, leaving the skin looking fresh and clean. I much prefer cleansing balms to cleansing oils as I feel that oils tend to leave a greasy film on my face, which in theory should be hydrating for the skin, but it just leaves mine feeling gross, personally.
I've been using the balm in conjunction with my Vanity Planet ultimate skin spa system, which is a rotating spa brush (see an in depth review here!) and makeup removal has become completely effortless. I firstly work the clinique balm into my skin using my finger tips, I then proceed to use the spa brush for an extra cleanse.
Since introducing this makeup removal method into my routine, my skin feels much less dry, more hydrated and looks visibly clearer!
These are two of my skincare staples - What are yours?