Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils have been a cult favorite, and every beauty blogger I know and follow at one time or another (or all the time!) sang praises for this product. I'm currently using the Shu Uemura White Recovery EX+ and I'm really really happy and amazed on how thorough it can remove makeup and grime from my face. But I recently discovered there's really more to love about this wonder product. I use this oil before bedtime and whenever I use heavy makeup. It works like magic, especially for waterproof eyeliners and mascara, no tugging whatsoever. I used to be skeptical on applying oil on my already oily face, but true to its promise, Shu Uemura cleansing oils don't feel greasy or sticky after rinsing. What's left is super smooth, supple skin that doesn't feel tight or squeaky. No breakouts, too, which is top priority.
But, there's more beyond its amazing cleansing/makeup removing properties. I read this Kikay Exchange post where the author (Hello, Mommy Jill!!!) described how she saw gritty bits getting dislodged from her pores. I also notice this but never had the time to really observe closer. So yesterday, while printing documents for a potential business (shh! =P), I tried using Shu Uemura White Recovery EX+ and see how it fares on my skin, which at this time, is in dire need of (overdue) facial.
Here's my simple step-by-step DIY facial.
- I washed my face with luke warm water using Acne-aid bar soap. I'm a loyalist of Acne-aid because it works with no fuss. It gets the grease out without interfering with any medication/products I use.
- I pat (don't rub!) my skin with a soft towel and waited for few more minutes to air dry
- I applied about 5ml of Shu Uemura White Recovery Ex+ on my face, rubbing generously especially on the sides of nose which is btw the favorite hangout place of white/black heads and hardened sebum. I always know when it's time to get my facial again when the sides of my nose become stiff and rough. Nasty.
- I let the oil stay for a few minutes, then rubbed it again with a bit more pressure. Gritty bits started to dislodge from my pores without pain or much effort. Gross but amazing!
- I rinsed my face with warm water, and was supposed to use a face scrub, but I felt my skin was already super smooth, and decided to skip this step.
- I dabbed some anti-bacterial gel on some blemishes/pimples that popped and left exposed, and then finished with a very thin layer of moisturizer (I used Myra-E)
My skin felt super soft and clean, as if I just stepped out of a facial clinic. Of course it's not an excuse not to go to my dermatologist or professional facial salon anymore, but it's really helpful to have a facial alternative in times when I can't squeeze it in my already crazy schedule anymore. Or maybe I'll stick to this in between facial sessions. :)
Hope you find this useful, and if you'll ever try this method, I'll be happy to know how it goes for you.
Happy, blessed Sunday!
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