Get Un-Ready With Us

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When it comes to your night time routine, taking off all your makeup is not just a miniscule task – just like most things there’s a right and wrong way to getting unready. Most of us think that cleansing your skin is as simple as just using soap and water, however there’s more work that should go into your nighttime routine. Here’s 6 tips on how to go to bed with the freshest face possible!

1. IT'S MORE THAN JUST A TWO-STEP PROCESS
Before you start with your cleanser, you have to remove your makeup. Using an oil-based makeup remover is best for nurturing your skin’s natural pH levels as it dissolves the most stubborn foundation, concealers, even sunscreen! Our oil-based all natural cleansing stick LET’S FACE IT is perfect for this job.

2. USE COMMON SENSE
All dermatologists agree that over-washing your face can harm your skin. Over-washing can lead to irritation and even drier skin! Wash your face after you’ve accumulated more oils or bacteria than usual – use common sense. If you’ve just finished a workout and are sweaty, wash your face. If you have excessively oily skin wash your face mornings and nights. Try using LET’S FACE IT as it cleanses, balances and nourishes your skin’s pH levels.

3. EXFOLIATING 101
Grainy scrubs are not as effective as we might think. Try looking for a salicylic- or glycolic-acid cleanser as it is gentler and more effective, they also both offer anti-aging benefits and help prevent breakouts. Start with exfoliating three times a week and adjust depending on how your skin is looking and feeling.

4. TONER TONER TONER
Try choosing a gentle toner as it calms the skin and balances pH levels as alcohol-based toners strip off natural oils.

5. MASK TIME
Following toner, you can use a sheet mask to further nourish your skin. Sheet masks are soaked in nutrition-packed serum your skin will thank you for!

6. END WITH MOISTURIZER
When choosing a moisturizer, it is important to look at the first 5 ingredients listed on the back – try avoiding just reading the claims on the front as they can sometimes be misleading. Brands are legally required to list ingredients in order of highest to lowest concentration, basically the first five represent about 80 percent of the formula. Look for no synthetic fragrance – as it can be the most common cause of skin irritation and allergic reactions; and stable oils – look for saturated and monounsaturated oils. Saturated oils are ideal because they are extremely stable and resistant to be attacked by free radicals.

Hope you found these tips useful! Thanks for reading today.

XO,
MaskerAide