I have started using cold cream and pure witch hazel on my face. It's pretty good. I read it on a vintage blog. The process goes thusly:
- wash face with normal facewash, something plain like Simple.
- rub cold cream in.
- take off with a damp hot cloth.
- wipe off the last bits with a sweep of a cotton wool pad soaked in witch hazel.
I enjoy exfoliating stuff on my face but I think sometimes it's too harsh and doesn't do you much good. Especially on the rest of my body - I used a Body Shop raspberry scrub on my legs with exfoliating gloves (bought for me by my boyfriend's mum, I never buy experimental cosmetic things) and my legs went all red and sore
And in answer to clotty's title question...I only use aqueous cream *down there* because EVERYTHING else gives me thrush or general uncomfortableness. My vagina is such a bloody fusspot.