It is not uncommon for fancy serums, masks, exfoliators and moisturizers to take all the credit for healthy, glowing skin, but it’s really the underdog that deserves all the credit. That’s right — without your facewash, you wouldn’t be able to achieve the clean and open foundation upon which all the other skincare products rely.
According to the co-founder of one innovative new facial cleanser, facewash is more important than most people realize. Though everyone washes their faces at least once a day (The ideal frequency is twice a day.), most people don’t realize the importance of this one basic step. Cleansing the face, according to the specialist, opens up the pores to the point where they’re the most vulnerable. Though this seems like a recipe for disaster, it’s actually the very step that allows the other products — including your moisturizers, serums and masks — to penetrate the skin. In short, washing your face not only cleanses and detoxifies your skin but also, it sets it up to receive all the vital antioxidants, nutrients, enzymes and oils that are in the rest of your products.
So, what should you do with the rest of your products? Don’t ditch them! They can be super effective, so long as they have a pristine canvas on which to work.
In conclusion, cleanser is a truly non-negotiable step in the skincare maintenance process. To simplify your skincare routine and really make the most of it, however, you need a quality cleanser that is jampacked with vitamins, antioxidants, cell-communicating ingredients and fragrance-free plant extracts and oils. Where can. You find such a product? You guessed it!
Hale Cosmeceuticals offers some of the most advanced and effective facial cleanses on the market. If you want to achieve your skincare goals in an all-natural way, check out our innovative cleansers today.
We get it — you went out, had some fun, and now that you’re home, the last thing you want to do is brush your teeth or wash your face of your makeup. While there’s no problem with hitting the hay after a long day or night out, you’re doing your complexion a severe disservice if you fall asleep with your makeup on. Here are three things that happen to your skin when you sleep with makeup on. Continue reading What Happens to Your Skin When You Sleep With Makeup On (Hint: It’s Not Pretty)
There are very few certainties in life, and those certainties you can expect are generally unwelcome. One such certainty is acne. Commonly occurring during puberty, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. and affects more than 50 million Americans each year. Acne is characterized by inflammation of the skin that presents itself in pimples, blackheads, small bumps and cysts. Continue reading ACNE: What Causes It and How Can You Treat It?
While some young adults are troubled by acne, others may be troubled by another kind of skin condition—keratosis pilaris, commonly called “chicken skin.” Although not a serious skin condition, the red bumpy patches can be embarrassing, leaving those with the condition in search for effective treatment. And, if you’ve already got a good skincare routine, you may have the products you need in your medicine cabinet. Continue reading A 2-Step Process to Treat Keratosis Pilaris (Chicken Skin)
Acne is frustrating no matter at what age you are afflicted. Those blemishes just put daggers in the heart of your self-esteem when they stare back at you in the mirror.
Everyone seemingly has a suggestion for how to deal with it, ranging from blatant urban legends (like using toothpaste) to more scientifically based methods. Unfortunately for many, these well-intentions suggestions haven’t delivered the cure. If that is the case for you, the reason many be that you are using the wrong treatment for your type of acne. Continue reading What’s the Difference between Dry Acne and Oily Acne?
Everyone knows that for blemish-free skin, you need to keep your pores clean. While daily cleansing works wonders to remove makeup, surface impurities and dead skin cells, some “ick” is harder to wash away. Excess oils, especially, penetrate pores where they cause clogs and encourage infections (often resulting in embarrassingly noticeable and painful pustules).
For a gentle yet effective deep clean, you need Hale Cosmeceuticals’ Super Silk Silt Masque. Continue reading The One Product You Need for Effective Deep Pore Cleaning
It’s natural to want to look your best, but your body won’t always cooperate. Acne can strike at any age, nails can turn yellow or brittle, and you might feel like your hair is falling out abnormally fast. However, once you understand the underlying problem, you can address it in an effective and healthy manner. Continue reading Do You Have These Beauty Problems? Your Body May Be Trying to Tell You Something
It’s normal for teenagers to develop acne as the result of changing hormones, but the blemishes may continue well into adulthood for some people. However, understanding the underlying causes and effective solutions can help women of all ages keep the blemishes away.
Hormonal Changes Never End for Women
Hormones shift around the menses cycle, during and after pregnancy, and as you enter menopause. Making any adjustments to birth control medications can also lead to hormonal changes and acne.
Stress and Medications
The stress of daily life can make acne worse. Additionally, certain medications are known for leading to outbreaks. Speak openly with your doctor about your concerns, and ask if acne is a potential side effect of any new medication. Try to manage stress through a regular workout program or by keeping up with your favorite hobbies.
Hair and Skin Products
The lotions that you use on your hair and face can also lead to breakouts. You may pay a little more for products that are non-comedogenic, – acnegenic, and oil-free, but you’ll see the difference in clearer skin.
Research has shown that high-glycemic-index foods can give you pimples while expanding your waistline. Opt for a cleaner diet that focuses on fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins. Focus on low-glycemic-index foods that are going to be easy on your complexion and your weight. A 2006 Harvard study also found a link between high dairy intake and outbreaks, so you may want to limit yourself to one glass of milk in the mornings.
Finally, reach for some topical solution that are effective for people of all ages. Tea tree oil is known for calming inflammation in skin cells, and it’s gentle on the skin. Salicylic acid is also a fine choice for drying out pimples, but choose an adult formula that’s made for more sensitive skin. Perhaps most importantly, resist the urge to touch the acne. The same advice your parents gave you a decade (or more!) ago holds true today: Touching the blemish will only make it worse, but keeping it clean will promote healing.
Summer is acne’s favorite season. In addition to heat and humidity, sweat is a major contributor to making sure that blemishes have the perfect conditions to throw some serious wrenches in your plans. Continue reading How to Manage Summer Sweat for Clearer Skin