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Cleanse tone and moisturise - do you really? Honestly?

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Swannykazoo Tue 17-Sep-13 20:26:12

My face gets wet in the shower. Bio oil for the dry bits. BB cream on a special occasion. I've always thought that the C/T/M mantra in magazines is an excuse to sell us three things not just one ie bit of moisturiser.
Will I look 20 if I start this CTM business? Is it just for people who wear lost of make-up/work down a pit? What do you lovely MNs do?

Arisbottle Tue 17-Sep-13 20:28:44

I cleanse tone and moisturise in the morning and double cleanse tone and apply facial oil in the evening.

I do wear makeup every week day.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 17-Sep-13 20:33:10

Double cleanse day and night, retin a cream at night and sunblock in the morning.

ZacharyQuack Tue 17-Sep-13 20:33:17

I cleanse and moisturise every morning and wear makeup most days. Even if I didn't wear makeup, I still wear SPF every day which means I'd need to clean it off at night, which would mean I'd need to moisturise after.

BadgersRetreat Tue 17-Sep-13 20:38:34

I cleanse and mouisturise every morning and most nights. Got to get what's left of the days slap off grin

picnicbasketcase Tue 17-Sep-13 20:41:11

Hell no. I tried to get into the habit for a while but it made me horribly spotty.

Rules Tue 17-Sep-13 20:43:18

Nope. I leave my eye makeup on but give my face a quick wipe with a baby wipe. In the morning I take my eye makeup off and give my face a clean with a baby wipe. Do facial exercises then add a slick of pure coconut oil and put my makeup on. No sunblock cause I don't believe the chemicals in sun block are healthy for your body.

LeslieKnope Tue 17-Sep-13 20:45:18

Hell no!

I clean my face (most nights) with whatever wipes are handy then whack on La Roche Posay.

My skin has never looked better. Totally clear and glowing. Its incredible stuff.

duckyfuzz Tue 17-Sep-13 20:49:03

Cleanse and moisturise yes, twice a day, tone when I remember (once a week or so!)

shopafrolic Tue 17-Sep-13 20:50:45

Morning and night, every day since I first started wearing make up over 20 years ago

willyoulistentome Tue 17-Sep-13 20:52:30

Flannel and shampoo suds in the shower. Bit of moisturizer on the dry bits, at the moment have a spotty chin so savlon on the chin. No idea why it's spotty suddenly at the age of 46 after years of no spots. ..anyway. ...Hardly any make up all worn off by bedtime
So just a splash of water while I get my lenses out.
I kind of get the cleanse and moisturise bits.
Tone though? ? Made up by cosmetics companies to keep the idle wives of merchant bankers 'busy'.

Oblomov Tue 17-Sep-13 20:52:58

I shower. I don't even put soap or anything on my face. Then I moisturise.

Orangeanddemons Tue 17-Sep-13 20:54:25

Yup every day, twice a day. Well not tone, never see the point in it. I have many many many flaws, but have lovely skin with no wrinkles at 49

conorsrockers Tue 17-Sep-13 20:54:53

Nope. In the shower, with shower gel every morning. My skin is fine ... maybe I'll look like a prune when I'm 50 blush

QueenCadbury Tue 17-Sep-13 20:54:56

I use neutrogena facial scrub daily in the shower (has worked wonders for my hormonal blackheads!), eye cream, serum and moisturiser.

If I'm showering at night I'll use the same scrub and then night cream.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 17-Sep-13 20:58:33

I do, morning and night. And I use a scrub in the mornings. And serum, and a few other bits.

My skin is great, and now that I've hit mid-thirties I am starting to notice that my skin is significantly in better nick than most of my contemporaries.

Cleanse,tone and moisturiser morning and night

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 17-Sep-13 20:58:42

I do, morning and night. And I use a scrub in the mornings. And serum, and a few other bits.

My skin is great, and now that I've hit mid-thirties I am starting to notice that my skin is significantly in better nick than most of my contemporaries.

ItsRoxie Tue 17-Sep-13 21:05:24

I use a face wash with face cloth at the sink, rinse and then use serum, eye cream and moisturiser. Morning and most nights - should be every night but I get a bit lazy sometimes. I don't think a toner is necessary if you don't use a cream cleanser, I only use one if I've used a face mask.

fififolle Tue 17-Sep-13 21:08:38

What serum are you using?
I stick to face wash morning and night, sometimes with clarisonic. I only moisturise in the morning.

runningonwillpower Tue 17-Sep-13 21:14:23

The bare minimum here - my skin gets angry and blotchy if I overdo the skincare stuff.

Also, I've got this theory. There are two sorts of products; soap or slime and within each category they are pretty interchangeable.

I don't use soap on my face, just water in the morning. And my slime of choice is Simple moisturiser - I use it for moisturising in the morning and for cleansing in the evening.

Works fine for me.

Monadami Tue 17-Sep-13 21:18:24

Yes everyday, twice daily. I don't really use a moisturiser though, I use a system.

Lottiedoubtie Tue 17-Sep-13 21:22:58

Yes, facial scrub, toner and cheap moisturiser every morning.

blush too lazy at night.

Skin is ok. A damn site better than it was before I started using toner.

tanfastic Tue 17-Sep-13 21:25:08

Nope, baby wipe and moisturiser. My skin is pretty good for a 40 year old.

GobblersKnob Tue 17-Sep-13 21:25:30

Yes, religiously since I was eleven, morning and night.

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