5 Reasons Never to Sleep in your Makeup

We all have had days when we hate to remove our make-up and trust me on most days we hate to got through the whole process of removing face makeup. Recently I noticed my skin was not as smooth as it used to be courtesy parties. Though I should not blame it; because the real reason was just wiping my face with a tissue and sleeping with at least the base layer.

Most dermatologists stress on Makeup removal as something more important than putting good makeup and it should be a part of your makeup regime. It is as important as brushing your teeth at night otherwise your mouth bacteria will start acting up.

After figuring out a lot of things, I found out these top 5 reasons never to sleep in your Makeup –

  1. Clogging Pores

We all know what makeup does to us, it covers up all our pores giving us the perfect flawless look. We have become so used to the age old foundation and what not on top of it we have our face primers, highlighters, pressed powders, contouring colors. Your skin may belong to any category but clogging your pores is never a good idea if you want to make your skin shine. It starts with small break outs and coverts to pimples and blemishes very soon.

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  1. No No to Foundation

Most doctors say that the base is the worst product to leave on to your face and it should be removed daily for regular application. When makeup like this is not properly removed it results in the breakdown of collagen, wrinkles, clogged pores, and acne flare-ups. And you might be still blaming it on your junk diet.

  1. Eye Makeup

With the amount of love we create our dramatic eyes it is equally important to spend and equivalent amount of time removing every layer of the smokey eyes or the cat eyed liner. Eye make up can do more harm than most other products, it can easily result in red eyes, eye infections, irritation and heating of eyes. Mascara is supposed to damage your eyelids too when not removed properly and never sleep with artificial lashes the gum can spoil your tender skin.

  1. Lipstick sticking to the lips

Your left over lipstick will increase the chapping of your lips many fold. Many lipsticks contain drying waxes which help the lipstick to last longer on to lips. Ideally you need to remove your lipstick and put a nice lip balm on your lips after removing the lipstick to keep your lips baby soft.

  1. The Best part

So after all this you must be wondering what really is required that you remove your make-up. You have various options to choose from – make up removing wipes and makeup removers. Make sure you pick up something that is oil based so that your make up comes off very easily. You just need to take a cotton ball and cleanse your face and eyes. Sometimes eye makeup gets more rigid and takes more time. After cleaning just apply little night cream on your face and non- tinted lip balm for best results.

Why do you need a skin toner

Skin being the mirror of our body needs to be taken special care of. Skin care should be on the top of your list when you have such sweaty summers in India. Most part of the country is going through tough summers leading to the drying and tanning of the skin. So today I will talk about why do you need a skin toner.

I keep looking for different products to include in my daily regime that can benefit me. Most people would think you can do without a skin toner and you are right through most part of the year but not for summers for me. I have a combination skin and it becomes oily during the hotter months of the year. Ladies who have oily skin will have to take more trouble and be a regular to get a cleaner looking skin. Trust me it may not show in the beginning but once you make it a habit it definitely shows the effort on your face.

I may support the use of skin toners but it is not necessary that you have to go through the effort of buying something very expensive you can make skin toners at home or get your best buys with the one that makes your skin happy and pampered.

Why should you use a Skin Toner –

  • Provides Hydration – Your skin gets devoid of the necessary minerals and gets covered with dirt and sweat very easily. A skin toner helps you to removes all those extra particles from your skin and provide the required water content. It makes your skin glow.
  • Detoxify your skin -Your daily makeup contains a few chemicals which can be absorbed easily while you sleep so using a toner will cleanse the system and leave your skin clean for a good night’s sleep. You will have a clearer and more beautiful skin after using the toner.
  • Acne Cure – Most of you who have acne problems should swear by a skin toner that is mild enough that you can use every day. The astringent content in skin toners helps your to breathe thereby reducing the sebum and ace outbreaks.
  • Shrink and remove pores – Most of us have small opened pores on the skin which provide space for dirt and chemicals to settle and cause toxins to enter the skin. Regular usage of a skin toner will lead to the shrinkage of pores.

Do wait for my next post where I will talk about my favorite toner. Till then let us know which toner is your favorite.

Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Cream

We Indians are totally obsessed about fairness and fairness creams though how much ever we deny it, we still belong to that frame of mind. No wonder why fairness creams are such a big thing with us. I recently got my own collection of beauty buys which is the last list for 2015 and got one Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Cream.

Since a few days I have been religiously using the Clean & Clear Clear Fairness cream since moisturisation becomes a necessity in this season. It keeps the skin happy and hydrated without making it look too creamy or oily. I am using it as a base for my makeup and it does the job pretty well. The Clean & Clear Clear Fairness cream makes sure it gets my skin fairer and I am seeing positive results when applied daily. Though it would not drastically change one’s skin color but it lightens up your face positively.

When I look for a fairness cream I do not look for some chemical that would suddenly change my skin color and texture but something that just makes my face look lighter and brighter than usual. It is suitable for anyone who is in my category and willing to give it a shot without loosing out on your original skin. I would not advise it for someone expecting overnight results. It is best used with Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash or Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Face Wash.

Rating – 9/10

Verdict

It is definitely worth a try!

Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Face Wash

While I am a loyal user of Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash I usually don’t feel as soft after its use in these brutal North Indian winters so here I have my new favorite to keep up with my cleansing routine for the day that also helps to keep my skin soft – Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Face Wash.

Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Face Wash which seems to help you in tough winters, when you are looking for something smooth but equally cleansing. Since the name suggests it has a foaming quality which spreads evenly on your face and the best part is that it gets used in small quantities like other Johnson & Johnson products so you know if you have bought one, you can easily manage with it for one season.

I am using it to clean my face before my base make up followed by my regular dose of Clean & Clear Clear Fairness Cream and foundation. Even after using a makeup remover I feel the need to wash my face before sleep and this product is my go to every night after a party especially during these days.

Rating – 9/ 10

Verdict

It is easy to use and does not have any harmful chemicals making it usable on daily basis. It is highly cost effective and best for every skin type in the Indian climate.

 

Oxygen for Skin – Facts and Myths

Most of the salons and beauty brands re using Oxygen as a vital ingredient to make the skin look healthier. The science says- Oxygen skin care is based on the premise that stable natural oxygen increases skin cell metabolism. All cells require natural oxygen, which consists of two atoms bound together by a stable covalent—or chemical—bond. This is not to be confused with unstable forms of oxygen, which are known as free radicals.
The most common free radical is a single oxygen atom. These atoms are unstable, due to unpaired electrons in their outer shell. Free radicals react readily in a chemical process called oxidation. Cell membranes are the most vulnerable to this type of damage, which can be neutralized by the benefits of antioxidant nutrients.

When the skin is deprived of oxygen, blood vessels constrict and it severely compromises the skins ability to function properly. The oxygen levels start decreasing once you reach 25. The damage is added by the stress levels, unhealthy eating habits and irregular sleep.

Advantages of Oxygen Therapies

  • Increases Strength of Collagen and Elastin fibers in the skin
  • Increases the number of Blood Cells
  • Increased Suppleness and Elasticity
  • Stimulates the Immune System
  • Helps with Capillary Damage and Blood Flow
  • Increases the number of Blood Cells

Disadvantages

  • It can suppress the drive to breathe because of increased oxygen levels
  • Oxygen therapy equipment can induce fire

 

Verdict

We can see clearly that Oxygen therapy has more benefits and it can really give a boost to your skin. Personally when you don’t know what to do for a dull looking face just use some oxy face pack or bleach and your face will start glowing. This article is with respect to skin and not any other medical problem. It should be used in smaller quantities and not everyday, you should not push your skin to the other side of the threshold

A great method for instant glow on the skin

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