Skin Care Basics: Washing Your Face

 

Don’t be an idiot. Wash your face.

Ok, we got that out of the way. Now we want to tell you why. In a 2017 study, it was reported that over 54% of people skip washing their face at night. Yes, you read that right. More than half of people are not washing their face at night. As far as skin care basics go, washing your face is pretty high on the list. It’s a simple step, yet like so many simple things in life, we often neglect this. If you have ever woken up with a breakout or dull looking skin, you realize why that’s bad.

With Halloween slowly creeping up on us, we’re sure some of you have some fabulously ghoulish costumes planned. A lot of you will be wearing more makeup than usual as a result.

Not washing your face at night can actually age your skin. An excess of free radicals can result in collagen degradation, thus prematurely aging your skin. Along with that, every time you sleep in your makeup you risk breaking out. 

Make sure that when you get home from all your Halloween fun that you wash off all of your makeup. Sleeping in your makeup is never a good idea. Makeup can make you look great during the day, but it will wreak havoc on your face at night. Throughout the day makeup traps dirt, excess debris, and environmental pollutants inside your skin. This has the negative effect of increasing free radicals. It turns out, not washing your face actually age your skin. An excess of free radicals can result in collagen degradation, thus prematurely aging your skin. Along with that, every time you sleep in your makeup you risk breaking out. Wearing makeup for a prolonged period of time can clog your pores.

Despite all of this evidence about the benefits of washing your face, people still seem to be doing it wrong. That’s why we’re going to keep it simple for you.

Here’s Our Guide To Washing Your Face:

Step One:
Washing your face might seem like a no-brainer and in many ways it is. That being said, as with any skill there are ways to perfect it. Start off by finding a cleanser that you absolutely LOVE! You’re going to wash your face every day. You better love doing it. We don’t want to bash any other brands, but we do think investing in products that you use on a daily basis is worth your time and money. Your cleansers should be on this list of necessities.

Step Two:
Sometimes it takes two. Find a cleanser that works for your skin type and is proven to be effective. For some of you that might mean using two different cleansers to address different concerns. Your skin doesn’t have one dial tone after all. It changes just like you. Keep in mind that the skin’s epidermis will shed roughly every 30 to 60 days. A lot can happen during that time. Find two different cleansers that tackle your skin through all the different spectrums.

Step Three:
Don’t skip your eyes! Removing your eye makeup can be especially tricky. It’s easy to get into the habit of just lightly removing it and leaving excess residue from your makeup. For the love of LASHES, we implore you to take the time to remove it all. That’s why Pam always keeps her FRESH Towels on her bathroom vanity. They are the perfect solution to getting rid of any excess residue for good.

Step Four:
Don’t beat yourself up. Washing your face is important, but sometimes life happens. If you forget to wash your face at night, don’t sweat it. (Just don’t make it a habit) For moments like this, we have a list of products to make up for it.

Enzyme Exfoliating Mask: Our skin needs more than just a cleanser- exfoliating is the key to healthy, glowing skin. This silky, luxurious mask is packed with hard working papaya and pineapple enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells and impurities for a more luminous and radiant complexion. 

Papaya Scrub: The Papaya Scrub packs a double punch of exfoliation by utilizing both physical and enzymatic ingredients to gently, yet effectively break down the debris on your skin’s surface. It’s formulated to reveal fresher, more radiant skin from the very first use. 

Vitamin C Serum: The Vitamin C Serum harnesses the power of antioxidants to protect your skin against free radicals, defend against pollution, and reduce the amount of visible sun damage. 

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