If I've got makeup on, I like to start by removing it (I love cleansing oils to get rid of my makeup and the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing oil is awesome, as is the MAC Cleanse Off Oil). I gently rub the oil into my face and even onto my eyes to dissolve the makeup, add a little water to emulsify the oil, and then rinse it all away. Then, for an even deeper clean, I grab my Clarisonic (I have the Mia2) and a good foaming cleanser (I like the DDF Brightening Cleanser) and scrub away all of the dead skin cells and clean my pores.
By the way, if you're wondering why there are two different backgrounds for the photos it's because half of the photos are from home and the other half are from when I was at Mohonk. Like, I said, I give myself pamper evenings regularly at home so it was, of course, imperative that I show you my at home pamper routine. And, since I didn't have time to go to the official spa while I was at Mohonk (as we had work-related activities all day long) I brought the spa to my room and documented that too. Hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! Luckily, all of my pamper evenings are quite similar so it was easy enough to integrate footage from both nights.