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Cleansing, toning & moisturizing; the how to

By Remmy Diagbare
1 Women who wear make up should carry out a routine of cleansing, toning and moisturing each evening, as well as washing their  face in the morning.  Cleansing will remove old make-up and the grime and grease that have been accumulated during the day. Below is a step by step guide.

. CLEANSING

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·Remove mascara with a cotton bud dipped in eye-cleansing lotion. To make the job easier keep your hair off your face.
·Remove the eye shadow by gently wiping it off with a pad of clean cotton wool moistened with eye-cleansing lotion.

·Pour a little face cleansing cream into the palm of one hand and dab it generously over the nose, chin, forehead and cheeks using two fingers of the other hand.

·Massage the cream into the skin, starting under the throat, using a gentle upward motion.
·Continue massaging the cream up to the forehead, using the fingertips.
·Gently massage the cream from the eyes to the nose.

· Massage cream back over the chin, which is particularly prone to blackheads. Use the index finger.
·Remove the cream from the face with tissue pads in each hand. Start under the chin and work over the cheeks and on to the forehead

2. TONING
Toners remove all traces of dirt, make-up or cleanser that remain after cleansing.
·    Immediately after cleansing apply toner to the forehead and cheeks on a pad of cotton wool
·Apply the toner to the crevices around the nose.

·Apply the toner to the crevices around the chin.
3. MOISTURIZING
Without moisture, the skin will not remain smooth and supple. The face is exposed to the drying effect of the weather, so moisturisers — which form a film over the skin — contain and augment the natural moisture.

·Using the tips of the fingers, dot moisturising cream lightly all over the face.
·Press the fingers of both hands into the centre of the forehead and work the cream slowly outwards. Pat the cream gently around the eyes.

·Work the cream around the jaw line, chin and mouth with the middle fingers of both hands. ·Massage the cream over the throat with alternating hands, using upward strokes from collar-bone to chin.

Dear Remi, the colour on my face is darker than my body, what can of cream can I use?
Toyin, Lagos

Dear Toyin, your face is darker than your body because of the Sun. The areas of your body exposed to the Sun, are you face arms and legs. .These areas are usually darker than your torso and thighs. My advice is to use a toning cream for your face and neck. That way, you have an even blend. I will recommend Tegali lift.


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