The 4-step clean beauty routine you never knew you needed in your life

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of FANCL. All opinions are 100% mine.
Give a girl a good skincare routine and she can rule the world. That was said somewhere, right? Ok, I might have just made it up. Either way, we all know skincare is key if you want to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Now more than ever I am serious about perfecting my skincare routine as I get on in years so I can get ahead of the fine lines and occasional breakouts. Something I probably should have done 5ish years ago, but I digress.

As you might already know, I am in favor of clean beauty products. I haven't used products containing parabens for nearly a decade. And I promise it's made a huge difference in my skin. So, when I'm looking for products I'm serious about making sure it doesn't contain additives, preservatives, petroleum-based surfactants, fragrances or synthetic dyes.

I'm sure you can imagine how happy I was when FANCL introduced me to their 4-step skincare routine sans the harsh ingredients I tend to avoid. Of course, I was on board to give it ago and I haven't looked back since...

FANCL was born in 1982 by Kenji Ikemori in Japan, who wanted to create preservative-free skincare for his wife who suffered from skin problems made worse by additives. Using pharmaceutical-level technology and manufacturing: Fancl never used preservatives, fragrances, artificial colors, petroleum surfactants or ultra-absorbing agents. It's designed for everyone- even those with the most sensitive skin. ie: ME!

This is one of those products that cleanses without stinging and tingling or leaving your face dry and tight. Your skin ends up feeling clean and hydrated.

Other noteworthy perks: it's affordable and you can now get it on Amazon storefront.

Without further ado, here's the the 4-step clean skincare routine you never knew you needed in your life.
I'm going to preface by saying, you're absolutely going to need to be by some water or the sink for this beauty routine - our bathroom is insanely dark so we opted to swap locations for the step-by-step guide.

What It Does: Instantly dissolves and removes even the most stubborn makeup without rubbing.

How To Use It: Apply two pumps of cleansing oil to the face. Gently massage on in a circular motion, working from the center of the face to your jawline and hairline. For eyes and lips - lightly glide your fingers across to remove makeup. Follow with Step 2.
On to Step 2...

What It Does: lifts dirt from pores and gently washes away impurities, leaving skin feeling soft and hydrated.

When To Use It: Morning and evening.

How To Use It: This was the most fun to use! After removing your makeup with the Mild Cleansing Oil add a teaspoon of the powdered cleanser to the wet "foaming net" and rub it together until it creates a strong, fluffy foam that basically resembles whipped cream. It's wild! With your hand, gently apply the foam to your face (no rubbing) and lightly massage in a circular motion. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a towel.
(for Normal to Dry Skin)

What It Does: Deeply hydrates and promotes collagen and elastin synthesis, keeping skin looking dewy and young.

When To Use It: Morning and evening after cleansing.

How To Use It: After cleansing your skin, dispense a small amount of lotion to your palm. Gently apply with your fingertips. Avoid rubbing and the use of cotton pads/balls.
And last (but certainly not least)...
(for Normal to Dry Skin)

What It Does: A silky, firming moisturizer that seals in hydration and skincare benefits. Helps to improve the skin's elasticity.

When To Use It: Morning and evening after cleansing.

How To Use It: : Add 2 pumps of emulsion to your palms and apply directly after lotion.
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