Do I what? Let me explain, although it’s pretty self-explanatory. Pre-cleaning is really just cleansing twice, also known as double cleansing. Why? Well, I wear a lot of make-up in my day to day life so getting it off at night is a bit of a task. I’m quite obsessed with having a squeaky-clean face at night, which makes sense. I talked about pre-cleansing in my mammoth skin care routine but I wanted to talk about it more. I started double cleansing because I just didn’t feel like my skin was benefiting from just one cleanse. I always had the sneaking suspicion that there was always some makeup left-yes, total first world problems. When you think about it your night-time cleanser is trying to do a lot-remove makeup and take care of your skin. It has to do twice the work of your morning cleanse. So, I use one cleanser to take off the bulk of my makeup then I use another one to really pamper my skin and make sure that it’s super clean and that I’m not sleeping with half of my makeup still on. I use the Clarsonic which was another reason why I started double cleansing, the brushes were getting really dirty very quickly from the makeup. So at first it was necessity but now it feels quite sensible.
My second cleanser is surprise, surprise Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish, which is the dream with a Clarsonic. I’ve seen a big difference in the texture and overall appearance in my skin since I’ve started properly cleansing. As a result I’ve been using very little foundation during the past few months because as I don’t really need as much anymore, it’s just for a bit of colour correcting these days. Success.