25 November, 2014 Cleansing On The Go
Last weekend, the boyfriend and I headed to the countryside for a relaxing few days away from London, and as we were only in the hotel for two nights, the products I brought with me were (relatively) minimal. Although I brought a lot of makeup, as you can see from this picture I posted on Instagram…
I didn’t want to spend ages faffing around with multiple cleansing balms and oils – rather, I needed two products in handy travel-size tubes that would last the trip and give my skin a deep cleanse without taking up lots of room.
The first product I brought with me was the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. This is a lightweight, olive oil-based cleanser that removes thick, stubborn makeup as well as the daily build-up of grime, dirt and pollution. I like to massage this around my face first to remove foundation and powder, and then get to work on eye makeup. This does need a couple of ‘layers’ to dissolve every last trace of mascara, liner and eyeshadow, but it’s incredibly gentle and nourishing on the skin. I’ve had some really irritating dry patches around my cheeks and nose, so this has been excellent at keeping those areas hydrated and cleansed at the same time. You can buy the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil in a 200ml size here for £21.50, or here in a 70ml size here for £11. The teeny tiny cleansing oil I own came in a Latest In Beauty box, and for the life of me I can’t find a link for this size anywhere!
After all my makeup has been massaged in and rinsed off with the help of a muslin cloth, I go in with the second step in my weekend cleansing routine: the Sanctuary Spa Fresh-Faced Purifying Wash. This is a wonderful, gel-based cleanser that contains salicylic acid to prevent blemishes and clarify the complexion, with the added bonus of glycerin and Vitamin E to hydrate and soothe the skin. Sanctuary Spa skincare doesn’t seem to get the recognition it deserves, and this is an effective and affordable cleanser that more bloggers and beauty lovers need to know about! You can buy the 140ml size here for £9, or pop into your local Boots where they’ll stock this in the travel essentials aisle, or next to the regular size bottles – 50ml cost me £3.50!
I’m so chuffed that I’ve found my perfect cleansing duo for weekends and mini-breaks, and I’d love to know which products you use on trips away from home! Leave your recommendations, suggestions and questions in the comments below, and don’t forget to follow me Twitter (@MakingItUpBlog) and Instagram (@JMetliss)!