Everything You Need to Know About Cleansing

Cleansing has received a lot of attention in the beauty world of late. From double cleansing to avoiding cleansing full stop, what was once considered the simplest step in any skincare routine has become somewhat complicated. We decided to chat with Kerrie Moore, Dr. LeWinn’s National Training Manager, and get back to basics where cleansing our skin is concerned.

Do you really need a cleanser?
Cleansing in the morning helps to remove excess oils and bacteria whereas cleansing in the evening is also essential in the evening to remove any environmental impurities, excess oil and makeup. Cleansing twice a day with the correct cleanser for your skin type will keep your skin fresh, soft and smooth as well as prevent the pores from becoming blocked which in turn, causes pimples and blackheads.

Why is it important to select the right cleanser?
Preparing the skin by using the correct cleanser will ensure that your skin sees the best results from other skincare products such as serums and moisturisers. The right cleanser will leave the skin feeling comfortable, fresh and clean. It should never strip the skin of natural oils which is there for protection.

How do you choose the correct cleanser for your skin?
If you have dry skin, a nourishing cream cleanser will leave the skin feeling comfortable and hydrated. Whereas a combination/oily skin type benefits from a wash or foaming cleanser that helps remove excess oil leaving skin feeling fresh and clean. If you have sensitive skin, you should be using a fragrance-free formulation that is gentle enough to daily use. It’s best to choose one that doesn’t contain parabens, sulfates and nasties that may irritate the skin such as Dr. LeWinn’s Sensitive Milk Cleanser.

Not sure what cleanser to use? Discover some of our must-have cleansers right here

Four Blooming Beautiful Fragrances We Love

Unexpected downpours and blustery winds that come hand-in-hand with the chilly season are enough to give anyone a case of the winter blues. Fortunately, we’ve found a cure that’s sure to uplift the senses and transport you somewhere if a mid-winter getaway isn’t on the cards this year. One spritz of these fresh new fragrances and you’ll feel like you’re in a sun-dappled blossoming spring garden.

Try clockwise from top left: Delectable warm and spicy notes of tonka bean and creamy vanilla make Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar (50ml EDP, $ 187) utterly irresistible. Fans of the original bewitching Coco Mademoiselle will fall head over heels in love with the intoxicating Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense (100ml EDP, $298). An olfactory ode to the adventurous spirit of the ChloĂ© girl, the earthy-yet-undeniably-feminine Nomade (50ml EDP, $149) takes you on a fragrant journey somewhere exotic. The blossoming floral fragrance, Gucci Bloom, gets a radiant new family member,  Acqua di Fiore (100ml EDT, $170).