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The importance of washing your face is not always that obvious when you are dead-tired. I know the feeling… You come home late, you’ve been running around all day and the first thing you want to do is collapse in to a heap of exhaustion and just go to sleep. Taking off your makeup is probably the last thing on your mind and you probably shrug off that voice inside your head nagging you to reach for the makeup wipes. We are all guilty of it but what might seem like no big deal really is and I’m here to tell you why.

First and foremost, sleeping in your makeup clogs your pores. Throughout the day makeup traps pollutants and other nasties on your skin and when you don’t wash your face this allows for dirt and bacteria to build up and enter the pores. Yuck! This can lead to enlarged pores, dehydrated skin and painful pimples. Not to mention the fact that any lotions or potions you put on top can’t work their magic.

If you want to get your glow on, not washing your face is not the way to go about it! One of the keys to glowing skin is exfoliation but when you have a layer of makeup caked on top of it this seriously impedes your skins ability to naturally exfoliate. On average we shed 50 million skin cells a day and if there is a layer of makeup sitting on our face our skin just isn’t able to shed those dead skin cells. The result? A noticeably grey, sallow, lackluster complexion.

If you’re still not sold on the importance of washing your face, then this next fact is sure to get you reaching for the face wash. Sleeping in your makeup not only clogs your pores but can also exacerbate inflammatory skin diseases such as rosacea and eczema and can even lead to nasty infections such as sties or conjunctivitis. In fact, your eyes are the perfect petri dish for nasty bacteria and dirt to build up and the longer eye makeup stays on your eyes the higher the risk of infection.

So the moral of this blog post? Wash your face kids! Ow and don’t forget to use the MUDMASKY® Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask once a week to purify and minimize large pores. 

 

Mud mask against acne

Do you try to beat acne bumps for years, but still don’t know how?

Well for starters, you’re not the only one. Hormone-related skin problems aren’t just for teens. If you want to fight acne, you have to know what acne is and why you have it, before fighting it.

What is acne?

Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. Skin cells, sebum and hair can clump together into a plug. This plug gets infected with bacteria, resulting in a swelling. The acne starts to develop when the plug begins to break down.

Types of acne

There are many different types of acne like Whiteheads (very small), Blackheads (clearly visible), Papules (small pink bumps), Pustules (red and have pus), Nobules (large, solid pimples, can be very painful), Cysts (painful, filled with pus). The last one – Cysts – are the most dangerous one, they can easily cause scars.

What causes acne?

Main causes of acne are:

– What you eat

– Stress

– Hormones (before your period)

– Genetics

How to get rid of acne

Here are 4 simple tricks that will definitely improve your skin and minimize your acne.

1) Start a healthy balanced diet with plenty of vegetables and fruit. Foods that are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium help a lot.

2) Start exercising and sweating. Sweating keeps your skin clean.

3) Minimize the spread of dirt and bacteria by washing your face with water, 2 times a day.

4) Stop using make-up for one week, and look if you see improvements.

Don’t do this:

– Scrubbing your face vigorously all the time

– Touching your face

– Touching your pimples

– Don’t use too many treatments at the same time.

Still didn’t work for you?

Consider visiting a dermatologist if your acne is more severe. A dermatologist will prescribe a treatment. Prescription medications for acne are presented in many forms, such as creams, lotions, etcetera. Your dermatologist will decide what is best for you.

You may be prescribed an oral or topical antibiotic. Antibiotics can combat the growth of bacteria and reduce inflammation. Most commonly are Erythromycin and Tetracycline for the treatment of acne.