Does Wearing Makeup Make Your Skin Age Faster?!

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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.

These Are The Most Important Skin Care Steps For Flawless Makeup Application

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Most of us don’t feel like ourselves without our daily makeup staples. Whether it’s just a bit of mascara and blush or a full blow glam session, there are some tried tested and true tips to help make sure your makeup looks amazing no matter what age!

We are breaking down the top skincare habits to incorporate now to make sure your makeup looks crease-free and glowing every day!

Take Care Of Your Eyes

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According to research, most women wear some kind of eye makeup every single day. Eyes are the window to our souls but it’s also some of the thinnest skin on your entire body. You’ll need to make sure you’re taking extra good care of this difficult area if you want your concealer looks natural and your eyes really pop!

To start, make sure you’re using a product that will help restructure the skin around your eyes and plump it. It will help mask crow’s feet, and any wrinkles in the area to help your concealer glide on smoothly. An eye serum like our Eye Recover Serum will also help brighten any dark circles and banish puffiness, so you will end us needing less eye makeup that before!

Stay Hydrated!

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What happens when you apply powder or liquid foundation and blush to a dry face? Well, you can expect your skin to not absorb the makeup properly and instead highlight jowls, lines, and wrinkles on your face. Since none of us need help showing off our wrinkles, experts say keeping your face well-hydrated is one of the top ways to help makeup look better and your skin look younger.

Keeping skin hydrated is as easy as finding the right moisturizer! For instance, our Repair & Release Cream doesn’t just provide anti-aging properties, but it also nourishes skin with ingredients like shea butter and cocoa seed butter which leaves skin silky, smooth and ready for makeup! In fact, after about a month of use, most women agree they end up wearing less makeup because of the improvement in the health of their skin!

Watch What You Wash With

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For decades, we’ve been tricked by the skincare industry that foam cleansers are the ideal way to clean your skin. The truth is, most foaming cleansers won’t fully remove dirt from pores and even wore, they leave your skin stripped of important oils it needs to be healthy. Thankfully in the last few years, more people are coming around to the amazing benefits of oil cleanser.

Our Lavender Oil Cleanser has become a quick best-seller thanks to the condition it leaves your skin in. Not only is it powerful enough to remove any kind of makeup at the end of your day, but it leaves your skin softer and more supple than foam cleansers. This will help prep your face as a canvas for makeup application and keep it hydrated so that makeup won’t crease into wrinkles or jowls!

How To Properly Apply Your Moisturizer For Best Results

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It’s no questions that a high-quality moisturizer should be the staple in your skincare routine. Sadly, most people will not experience the results they desire simply because they’re applying it the wrong way.

Do you really know how to properly apply your moisturizer? Here are some tips to help make sure you’re applying properly and getting the most out of your skincare routine.

Apply After Cleansing

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There are some basic tips when it comes to moisturizing that cannot be skipped. One of them is the step that comes before…cleansing. Cleansers help clear your skin and prepare it for the rest of your routine. Without a high-quality cleanser, your skin is likely not absorbing all the powerful ingredients it needs to reverse signs of aging.

Oil cleansers are the best option for cleansing before moisturizer because it will clean skin better than traditional cleansers, without drying your skin out or compromising the balance of your pH levels. If you make a habit of cleansing right before applying your moisturizer, your skin will reap the benefits and your products will go deeper to provide results.

Skip The Drugstore

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We understand that drugstore skincare products can seem appealing. They are convenient, cheap, and claim to be effective products. The reality, however, is that using products from the drugstore, especially a moisturizer, can backfire and leave your skin in a state of emergency.

Drugstore products often replace important ingredients with cheaper alternatives and fillers. In fact, a recent study found that there are hundreds of products in every drugstore that include harmful ingredients like parabens and sulfates. Using a high-quality moisturizer like our Repair & Release Cream will ensure you’re using quality ingredients that have the ability to help provide real results.

Don’t Rub Too Hard

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When you’re applying your moisturizer, it’s natural to want to push and pull at the skin to help the product absorb. Sadly, pushing, pulling and tugging at your skin will result in deeper, more noticeable wrinkles, and even lead to sagging skin in the future.

To keep your skin safe and looking wrinkle-free, you’ll want to take extra care when applying your moisturizer and do so gently. When applying your moisturizer, take some product and warm it between your fingertips before applying it to your face. This will allow the moisturizer to glide on smoothly, and you’ll be able to gently press it into the skin instead of rubbing. This will help deliver peptides, nutrients, and antioxidants to your skin to help fight signs of aging.

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

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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

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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

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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!

How To Build An Amazing Skin Care Program That Only Takes Minutes A Day

An effective skincare regimen is absolutely imperative if you want to look your best.  It might seem impossible to fit it into your schedule. But there’s  a way to keep your wallet happy and not spend more than a few minutes a day taking care of it.

Remember, your skin is constantly exposed to a variety of elements that can make it look dry, worn down, puffy, or wrinkly. And your body just can’t manage all of these different problems on its own. With the right “tools” your skin will look fresh and youthful all day long.

While there are quite literally millions of products out there, you only actually need a couple to target your specific needs. There are a few tweaks that have to be made between different skin types, but overall there’s a base from which everyone can benefit.

That base consists of four things: a cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer. Get those four things right, and you’re well on your way to a more youthful look!

Clean It Up

south beach skin lab knows a lot about skinYour cleanser serves the vital function of eliminating leftover makeup, germs,  and dirt that your skin picks up during the day. These contaminants can clog your pores, creating unsightly blackheads and blemishes.

The rest of your base products will work best on a “blank canvas.” That just means if you use a cleanser, everything else has an easier time cleaning dirt molecules. If you don’t, these molecules can prevent toners and serums from penetrating your skin the way they’re supposed to.

The best cleansers, like South Beach Skin Lab’s Olive Oil Cleanser contain organic ingredients that won’t irritate your skin. They’re also moisturizing, as many soaps actively dry out your skin and make it more susceptible to wrinkles.

Many women also use their cleansers sub-optimally. Remove the bulk of your excess makeup with warm water alone. Hot water dries out your skin and again your cleanser won’t be able to penetrate past the surface until most of the makeup is gone.

Once you find the right cleanser, you’ll typically apply a small amount to your face and spread it using a gentle circular motion for one minute. This ensures that the active ingredients have enough time to do their work. When finished, make sure to completely rinse everything off.

Watch Your Tone

skin regimens are importantToner is best viewed as an extension of the cleansing process. It helps to remove any contaminants that your cleanser may have missed. On top of that, it gets rid of any excess cleanser that you failed to rinse off.

The best way to apply toner with on a cotton ball or gauze. Both ensure that you use only what you actually need. This helps to increase the life of your product. They also eliminate dead skin cells, preparing your skin to receive treatment serums.

A Serum A Day

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Antioxidant serums are the most important because they provide a defense against the hazards your face is exposed to every day. That includes harmful UV radiation from the sun’s rays.

If you have baggy under-eye bags or swelling, applying an eye serum like the South Beach Skin Lab – Eye Lift Serum can also help remove them. When using more than one serum, make sure to apply the one with the thinnest consistency first and then build up to your thickest.

This allows them all to penetrate your skin. You should also wait at least 15 minutes between applying your toner and your first serum because the toner may not absorb properly otherwise.

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A good moisturizer like the South Beach Skin Lab – Repair and Release Cream can be your best ally when kicking your skin regimen up a notch. It can keep your face looking plush and healthy. It locks in needed nutrients your skin craves. Not to mention it’s one of the best ways to beat wrinkles early on.

This is why at South Beach Skin Lab we know you don’t need to spend a million bucks for skin that looks amazing.  With these four product types in mind, you’ll be on the road to looking your best in no time.

Note:  If you would like to try this routine, make sure to order the Full Beach Bag pack and take advantage of the special bundled pricing.