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If you are into skincare and makeup, you’ve probably heard the old wives tale that wearing lots of makeup can make your skin age faster – but is there any truth to that?

It turns out that as long as you’re applying and removing makeup properly, you can minimize the risk of it hurting your skin. Here are the top things to watch out for to help keep skin looking youthful even if you wear makeup daily.

Application Matters

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How you apply your makeup will make a huge difference it how it interacts with your skin and affects aging. First of all, you need to start by protecting your skin with a hydrating moisturizer that allows the skin to keep its hydration even when drying makeup is applied on top.

Always start your makeup routine by applying a cream like our Repair & Release Cream which keeps skin moisturized and also delivers anti-aging ingredients to your skin before makeup hits your pores. It will protect your skin and provide extra benefits all at the same time.

Be Gentle!

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What is it about applying your makeup that makes us want to tug at our skin in every direction? From blending foundation and concealer to getting the perfect smokey eye, it seems that we pull at our skin all the time without realizing how much damage it is causing.

When you pull at the skin, you stretch it out expecting it to bounce back and that’s not what happens when we get older. Because you have less collagen and elastin that you did before 30, the skin lacks elasticity. The more gentle you are applying your makeup the less of a chance you’ll see wrinkles, line and sagging in the future. The most sensitive skin on your face is your eyes so make sure you never pull at that delicate skin as it will leave you with crows feet and wrinkles that can only be fixed by an eye serum.

Removal Is Vital

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What will make the biggest difference in how makeup affects your skin? Turns out, how you take it off is what dermatologists say is the most important. Sleeping with makeup on won’t just make skin age faster but can cause infections, breakouts, and sensitivities to your skin.

To remove makeup, you need more than just soap. Experts agree that an oil cleanser like our Lavender Oil Cleanser can remove dirt, pollution, and even waterproof makeup better than any traditional cleanser. Oil cleansers dig deeper into pores to remove any traces of dirt and oil and will deliver nutrients to your skin as it cleanses.

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