The Sephora Glossy: The Great Cleanse

We get Senior Brand Strategist Jamie Anderson’s expert advice for a fresh face.

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Who says washing your face has to be boring? Rethink your cleanse with fun, benefit-packed cleansers at Sephora. “Cleansing your skin after a long day or a party can be a bit of a drag,” says Senior Brand Strategist Jamie Anderson. “This way it’s something to look forward to.” From makeup-melting formats to turbo-charging tricks, we get Anderson’s top tips to get your skin in tip-top shape. RENEE TRILIVAS

GET A CLEAN START
“Cleansing is a small thing that can make a pretty big change. If you don’t start right, it’s hard to finish right. Anything you do next is going to be better if you start on the right foot. If you can develop the habit, you can probably look in the mirror just a few weeks later and see a difference.”

CLEAN UP YOUR CLEANSING ROUTINE
“You want to set your skin up for success and start with clean hands. With water, don’t use extremes—use warm, tepid water. Also, be gentle with your skin. If you see your skin moving, you’re probably pressing too hard—let the cleanser do the work, it’s not your hands that should be doing the work. Then, pat dry; you don’t want to ruin all that hard work you just did.”

WAIT ON THE WATER WITH MAKEUP MELTERS
“When using a makeup-melting formula, don’t introduce water into the equation until after you’ve already done a light massage with the product. You don’t want to dilute it; you really want to let it go to work. Then you add a little water and they’ll emulsify and become milky. These extraordinary cleansers have beautiful textures that feel great and create a physical cushion between the pressure of your hand and your skin.”

MIX THINGS UP WITH POWDER CLEANSERS
“Powder cleansers can be used a lot of different ways. You can mix them with a little water, an essence, or a toner. You could also sprinkle them into your normal cleanser to add a little bit of extra exfoliation.”

TURBO-CHARGE WITH TOOLS
“Selecting a tool should be based on lifestyle. The Foreo is effective, gentle, and travel friendly. The Clarisonic has customizable brush heads and is great for pampering your skin. Our Boscia sponges are also great for manual cleansing.”

TRY A DOUBLE CLEANSE
“Everyone should do a double cleanse. It’s really critical because your skin is exposed to the elements more than ever. First, you need the oil-based makeup melter to break down and dissolve all of those oil-based products (like long-wearing makeup and water-resistant sunscreen) and internal oil secretions. Next, you need the second-step cleanse to take care of everything else: the dirt, the pollutions, the bacteria.”

FIND YOUR BEST CLEANSER
“Your local beauty expert at Sephora is always your best resource and can point you in the right direction. Skincare IQ is also a great guide and tool to help you land on the perfect product. It’s also smart to sample—you can test out different cleansers in our Sephora Favorites The Great Cleanse kit.”

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