Friends with oily skin, take note: Shiseido Pureness Cleansing Fluid deserves a forever-home in your skin care routine. About 3 weeks ago at the Nordstrom Beauty Spot, a Shiseido aesthetician and I bonded over the buzzkill that is hormonal acne. At the time, I had a nasty flare up on my chin (per usual), and she gave the best advice: Get back to the basics. With a bajillion masks, serums, oils, and creams out there, all of which are gorgeously packaged, it’s easy to forget how effective the right cleanser can be.
Shiseido Pureness Cleansing Fluid transforms from a slippery liquid to a light as air foaming cleanser with just 1-2 pumps. With a healthy dose of salicylic acid, this cleanser rids pores of bacteria causing impurities, and leaves my skin feeling super clean & silky smooth.
Since introducing a few changes + Shiseido Pureness Cleansing Fluid to my routine, my skin’s texture and clarity has noticeably improved. Here’s what I’m doing differently these days…
1. Wash face AM + PM.
I’ve gone back and forth on this tip for YEARS. Recently, though, I’ve realized that starting my day with a clean slate (minimal oil + bacteria) is the way to go. Since adopting this tip more full-time with Shiseido Pureness Cleansing Fluid, afternoon breakouts have majorly diminished. Keep in mind, I’m #blessed with oily skin, so AM + PM might be too much for some. However, if you are an oily skin ally, try this method!
2. Consistency is key!
Have you ever started a new cleanser, thought things were going super well, and then you’re shocked to discover that your skin actually got WORSE virtually overnight? This whole song + dance used to prompt me to quit a cleanser, and go back to an old stand-by. LISTEN TO THIS (caps lock appropriate): If a cleanser makes your acne worse before it gets better, that means that your cleanser is WORKING. Effective cleansers, especially ones with salicylic acid, rapidly age zits. From the frighteningly huge pimple to microscopic baby acne bacteria, an effective will speed up the aging process, meaning that your huge pimple will dry up quicker, and baby microscopic acne will come to the surface. The most important thing to remember is that once you kill off the itty bitty acne, the viscous acne cycle will die along with them!
3. Toner = Your friend.
In my experience, toner has always been a polarizing product. Some say you absolutely need it, others say that it’s okay to skip this step. My new skin care policy is to keep acne causing bacteria away as much as possible, and for me, the best way to do this is to use a toner, day + night. Kiehl’s Calendula Toner and Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion have really helped in the department!
Which skin care product do you use on a consistent basis that keeps your skin in check?