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WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
Clinique’s skincare routine is the best of all the remedies that currently exist. It’s a 3-step process and uses three different products to deliver its magic. Clinique’s cosmetics typically use a softening moisturiser or gel to combat dry skin, an exfoliating toner to get rid of dead skin cells and a cleanser to rid the skin of dirt and germs. Clinique’s skincare remedies are highly effective as they utilize skincare products that are best suited for your type of skin and its needs. You can quickly figure out your skin type by: cleansing your skin then wait for 15 minutes without applying any products. Afterwards, you should feel your cheeks and the region along your T-zone. The texture of these regions will direct you to know the kind of skin you have: dry, oily, dry combination or oily combination. Today we shall delve into Clinique’s remedy for oily skin that is delivered by Clinique liquid facial soap oily skin formula, Clinique clarifying lotion 3 and Clinique dramatically different moisturising gel.
To figure out how these products nourish the skin, it is important to first understand oily skin and what causes it. Oily skin is quite common. It is understandable why some people mind having it. Oily skin comes with several woes that most would rather avoid. You constantly have to deal with a shiny face and oil all over the skin. Your makeup will literally sweat off your face. In some cases, the oil may make your hands greasy and as such become a bother when you are carrying out your daily activities.
Unknown to many people, your skin needs oil to function properly. It keeps the skin supple and soft. The issue comes in when too much oil is produced within the pores of the skin. This may be the case either due to genetics or fluctuating hormones. You could have genes that instruct your body to secrete a lot of oil, more than it needs at a go. You could also experience irregular oil production when hormones such as androgens that signal maturation of the skin’s sebaceous glands are in excess. Now that you fully understand what causes oily skin, you must be wondering how Clinique’s solution combats it.
Liquid facial soap
This is a high quality liquid soap that is free of any fragrance. It is also quite calming. This skin soap carefully cleanses your skin. While it is strong enough to rid the skin of any dirt and germs, it is mindful enough not to strip it or damage it. The ingredients used are mild on the skin and harsh on dirt and germs. It should be used with tepid water after which you will be required to massage your skin. This liquid soap should be used twice a day on make-up free skin. It is easy to use and rinses easily. The ingredients are well chosen to ensure that it does not interfere with the skin’s moisture balance and that the skin is never left dry or taut after it is used.
This lotion picks straight up from where the liquid facial soap stops. It prepares you skin to be more receptive to hydration and removes dead skin cells. It evens out the texture of your skin and further refines skin pores meaning your complexion will be clearer. In essence, this lotion will leave your skin looking more refined and generally cleaner. Similar to the liquid soap, it should be used twice a day. Application should be through use of a cotton ball in a sweeping motion over the neck and face. This lotion is meant for external use and as such, sensitive areas such as the lips and eyes should be avoided.
Dramatically different moisturizing gel
Contrary to what most people may think, your oily skin still needs to be moisturized. This is to prevent it from secreting more oil when it gets too dry. This should be done using a lightweight, oil free remedy which will ideally also strengthen the skin. That is exactly why Clinique included this gel in its skincare routine. It works quickly and hydrates the skin uniformly, relieving irritated skin and inflamed regions. Its light nature and oil free hydration allows the skin to breathe through the pores. The fact that it also strengthens the skin makes it conducive for frequent use. In fact, it is recommended for daily use, twice a day, similar to the lotion and the gel. This gel will make you look younger for a longer period of time. It will also make your skin feel soft and airy. It should be applied on the face and spread all over especially to regions of the face where hydration is needed or where the skin has been inflamed.
Do you have a morning beauty routine that you follow? I’d love to hear about it.
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