Protect Your Skin from Saharan Sands
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Have you noticed your car looking much dustier than normal, recently? Or the signs in the supermarket advising you to double wash your fruit and veg? This is all because of the Saharan sands which have been blowing over the UK and settling on everything, making them extra dirty. This also means that there’s a good chance that the Saharan sands could be settling on our skin and causing problems with our complexions. With this in mind, we’ve curated a list of five deep cleansing products to help you to rid your skin of any environmental interference. 

Evolve Organic Beauty Deep Clean Micellar Water

This deep cleansing micellar water from Evolve Organic Beauty uses micellar molecules to gently lift and remove makeup and impurities without irritation. It contains moringa peptides to help remove micro particles of pollution from skin, and hyaluronic acid to lock moisture into the skin and increase the production of collagen. It’s the perfect product for ridding your skin of saharan dust particles and will help to keep it hydrated at the same time. 

Aromatherapy Associates Mattifying Deep Cleanse Face Wash

If you suffer from oily skin, finding something to properly cleanse without stripping your skin can be tricky. This face wash from Aromatherapy Associates has been specially formulated to deeply cleanse oily or combination skin and will remove makeup and daily pollutants to leave skin feeling balanced, toned and deeply cleansed. It’s vegan and nut free and contains lavender, tea tree and jojoba oil for antibacterial effects with a gentle, natural fragrance. 

Elemis Deep Cleanse Facial Wash

Never ones to leave the fellas behind, this facial wash from Elemis is designed to specifically tackle the challenges that male skin faces. It can be used on a daily basis without irritating the skin and contains oak bark, spearmint and peppermint in a unique milk protein base, helps to remove impurities, decongest the skin and prevent ingrown hairs. It removes daily pollution and decongests the skin without removing essential moisture. 

Dermalogica Precleanse

One surefire way to ensure you’ve deeply cleansed your skin is to use a pre-cleanse product, and this one from Dermalogica is the one that professionals swear by. It’s suitable for all skin types and will help achieve an ultra clean and healthy skin working with your daily cleanser. It’s designed to thoroughly melt layers of excess sebum, sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual skin products that build-up during the day, making it the ideal ally against saharan dust. 

Medik8 Surface Radiance Cleanse

Medik8 have combined an exfoliating AHA/BHA complex of mandelic, lactic and salicylic acid as well as glycerin for a pore refining, deep cleanse in this Surface Radiance cleanser. It provides gentle exfoliation to help to smooth the skin’s surface while mangosteen and raspberry extracts  provide natural antioxidant protection and increase skin barrier function to thoroughly remove impurities and decongest the skin.