Does anyone else fondly remember the days when “washing your face” was a 10-second process involving nothing fancier than soap in the shower? But as the years go on and our skin develops its own sets of needs and concerns, cleansing becomes a key part of the skincare routine, especially if you regularly wear makeup. It may seem like the least important step to worry about – after all, a cleanser only stays on your skin for a minute or two before you rinse it off – but incorporating the wrong product can exacerbate any skin concerns you have, and actually make the rest of your skincare routine more taxing, so it’s worth getting it right. Cleansing is crucial. Over the course of the day a build-up of grease and gunk can sit invisibly on the surface of the skin, especially if you’ve been out in polluted environments and even if you haven’t been wearing makeup. If we don’t properly cleanse this can build up and block pores, leading to breakouts and a dull, congested and textured-looking complexion. Standard advice is to give the face a light cleanse in the morning to prep the skin, and double cleanse in the evening. This involves using one product to remove makeup or dirt and then a...