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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. 

 

Broken Capillaries, also known as spider veins are very hard to treat. Medically speaking there are no known methods to shrink capillaries, but there are ways to make them disappear and to prevent them.

How to prevent Broken Capillaries?

  • The most common cause of Broken Capillaries is sun exposure. Always use sunblock, protecting your skin is very important.
  • Vigorous scrubbing of the skin can aggravate already sensitive areas. Be gentle with your skin and use a pH-Neutral Soap.
  • Don’t drink alcohol. It “feeds” the Capillaries with poison.

What makes Broken Capillaries worse?

  • Don’t go to the sauna and watch out with hot baths if you suffer from Broken Capillaries. Changes in temperature can aggravate broken capillaries.
  • Strenuous exercise. Blood vessels break in the skin when the pressure around the area is increased, as during a heavy weight-lifting session.
  • High stress can dilate blood vessels and result in broken capillaries.

How to make Broken Capillaries disappear? 

  • Upgrade your natural vitamin intake with drinking 2 glasses of fresh orange juice a day.
  • Try using natural vitamin-e oil (watch out 90% isn’t natural). You can purchase it anywhere for 4 or 5 dollars max. Take 2 drups and gently rub the area 3 times a day with your finger tips. Make sure washing your hands before doing! This takes a couple of months before you see any results.
  • Mineral salt baths can stop itchiness and itching the area makes it worse.

Last but not least

Some skin-care companies claim that they can treat Broken Capillaries. It’s best to stay away from this companies. It’s a false claim. If you need any advice about “how to treat a skin condition’ it’s best to visit a Dermatologist.

 

Written by Lloyd Diamond, Head Chemist at Mudmasky. Mr Diamond has worked as a dermatologist for over 20 years. Please also visit:  http://linkedin.com/in/lloyddiamond