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Need an alternative to hot cloth cleansing for night time
I'm not sure there's anything out there that can help, but maybe you ladies know of something....
We recently moved house and the hot water takes 20 minutes or more to come through. I really can't be arsed to go through this in the evenings and it wastes too much water anyway.
I've basically stopped washing my face before bed though 😳
So I need an alternative. I wear make up maybe 50% of the time and my skin is pretty normal with some oily patches. I USED to get horrible spots, until I discovered hot cloth cleansing, which is why I am not sure I am going to find a suitable replacement.
I follow the Caroline Hirons routine loosely after cleansing - Nip and Fab pads and then a serum, or sometimes Alpha H Liquid Gold. I don't usually moisturise as well, as we live in the Middle East and my skin just doesn't need it here. Climate is humid and sweaty.
Have you tried a micellar water? I've used one when travelling, one step cleansing takes off make up really well. I keep meaning to have another go at one. I usually hot cloth too. Just used a basic one from French pharmacy before, there's lots about now though.
If you live in the Middle East, you are probably/hopefully using a high factor sunscreen each day and you really do need a thorough cleanse to unclog those pores at night. I think you should cleanse as soon as you return home from your day but I also think you know that and are still too tired. Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk, massage in, large damp cotton wool pads to remove. Twice, if you can bear it.
if I'm wearing make up I first use micellar water with cotton pads, wash that off quickly with cold water then a bit later I massage in a cleansing lotion (for example at the moment I'm using this), work it in, and then clean off with a muslin or other cloth with warm water. This however can also be done cold water, I don't see why it has to be warm.