These Are Just A Few Reasons Why Using A Cleanser Is So Important

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If you’re not washing your face at least twice a day, you’re leaving your skin exposed to some scary elements that can wreak havoc in so many ways. Uncleansed skin leads to breakouts, accelerated signs of aging and dullness, which not only make you look older but actually age your skin without you even knowing.

Here are just a few of the many reasons why it’s important to cleanse your face twice a day.

It Helps Keep Your Pores Clean

breakouts, , skincare tips, pores, cleansingPores are tiny openings in your skin that can take in everything in their surroundings. On your face, they can easily be clogged by factors like dry skin, a buildup of dead skin cells, or dirt and oil becoming stuck beneath the surface. When this happens, breakouts start to pop up and no matter your age, you’re susceptible to it.

When pores are clogged, they appear enlarged and give free radicals, the elements that accelerate aging and wrinkles, a home to thrive in and cause problems on your face. Cleansing twice daily is a very easy way to make sure your pores stay clear of free radicals and buildup and keep your skin looking youthful, bright and healthy.

It Promotes Proper Skins Hydration

hydrated skin, skincare, cleansing routineEvery person on earth has a slightly different skin type and each type of skin does require some specific care to look and feel it’s best, but what all skin types have in common is they require just the right amount of hydration to function at optimal levels.

What you’re washing with is an important part of your skin’s hydration. Drugstore brands and traditional foam cleansers can disrupt your skins pH balance and leave your skin stripped of its natural oils resulting in dry or combination skin.

Make sure that when you’re cleaning twice a day, you’re using an oil-based cleanser. It works with almost every single skin type to address oil production and pH levels that are suitable for you. The result is clean, hydrated and glowing skin with no dullness in sight.

It Helps Anti-Aging Treatments Perform Better

wrinkles, before and after, anti-agingAll the serums and creams you use are formulated with ingredients that can only help if they’re able to penetrate the skin properly. Without daily cleansing, you’re throwing your money down the toilet on anti-aging products because they’re not even able to do what they are made to do.

By using an oil cleanser like my South Beach Skin Lab – Olive Oil cleanser
It not only allows your skin to have a nice, clean surface to work with, but it clears the way for the peptides you can find in our Repair and Release Cream as well…

How often are you cleansing? Let us know in the comments below!

Dirty Makeup Brushes Are Doing Serious Harm To Your Skin!

Not cleaning your makeup brushes is considered one of the biggest sins in skincare. Not only does the cleanliness of your makeup brush affect the way your makeup is being applied to your face, but it also has some serious impact on the way your skin looks and feels.

A good rule of thumb is to make sure you’re cleaning your brushes at least once a month. If it’s a brush you use to apply liquid makeup then we suggest at least twice a month as those products can carry more dirt and bacteria than powders. What happens if you don’t wash your brushes often enough? You can expect some unwanted side effects like:

Clogged Pores

clogged pores, not washing makeup brushes, makeup brushesEvery time you apply a product to your brush, there is buildup. Over time, that buildup can result in some serious bacteria and germs that will live on your brush and that will clog your pores when applying the makeup to your face.

Clogged pores can lead to breakouts and as long as your brushes aren’t clean, you’re simply just spreading those germs back and forth between your face, your makeup, and your brush.

Breakouts

breakouts, makeup brushes, not cleaning make up brushesThink you’re too old for breakouts? Think again! If you’re starting to notice breakouts on your face where your blush, foundation or any other makeup is being applied, chances are we’ve now discovered the culprit.

If your brushes aren’t being cleaned properly and often enough, chances are, they’re going to contribute to some serious pimples and impurities. Even if your skin is “clean,” your brushes are still collecting oil, dust, dead skin, and the fallout from greasy hair products you spray around your mirror that is sure to cause breakouts.

Wrinkles

wrinkles, makeup brushes, cleaning make up brushesJust like us, skin can become stressed out. When you’re using dirty makeup brushes packed with bacteria and dirt and touching them to your face, your skin is getting put under tons of stress and the way it deals with that is to wrinkle.

The effects of stressed out skin are often a breakdown of collagen and elastin. Those are the two components your skin produces to fight wrinkles, sagging and aging.

How often do you wash your makeup brushes? Let us know in the comments below!