Glowing with MreThanMakeup

Friday, July 24, 2020
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WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC BUT YOUR SKINCARE STILL MATTERS.
Whew. I just had to get that out. People often ask me about my skincare routine and are shocked [read:confused] when I tell them the products that I've been using for years. I have been using Dove White Bar Soap to cleanse and.....A&D Ointment to moisturize (*insert Marge Simpson meme). I know, I know. That sounds crazy, but it's worked for me! I don't use Dove to cleanse anymore; instead, I use UrbanSkinRx which definitely leaves my skin feeling very fresh and super clean. I have combination skin; so that means that I am oily in some areas and dry in others. However, constantly wearing these masks has made me reevaluate my entire regimen because my skin has been nothing but DRY, chile. 

My skin is very much like me and doesn't usually respond well to change, so I'm always hesitant to try a new routine! That's why I had to pay my girl Chelsea a visit so she could get me together! Chelsea Davis is a Licensed Esthetician, Certified Lash Artist and the Owner of MreThanMakeup. Her beauty motto is that "every masterpiece starts with a clean canvas" and she incorporates that into every service she provides. I went to Chelsea over the weekend to get a much needed facial and I asked her to share some skincare tips with us.
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1. Charcoal masks are detoxifying. So when using a detoxifying mask, like a charcoal mask, you may experience breakouts. That’s normal! Detoxifying masks draw out impurities. When choosing your face mask, make sure you choose a mask that suits the needs of your skin.

2. Over-exfoliating your skin DOES exist! Over exfoliating your skin weakens the skin barrier and causes inflammation. Weakening your skin barrier can cause your skin to become more vulnerable to bacteria. Only exfoliate your skin once or twice a week. 

3. Use lukewarm water to cleanse your face. Using hot water can actually strip your face of natural oils, leaving your skin dry and susceptible to crack.

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BONUS TIP: Since we're stuck in the house anyway; change your pillowcases WEEKLY. Not doing so allows for the growth of bacteria, germs and dirt...which means your face is dirty too.

Show your skin some love today and every day after! Find products and a routine that work for you, drink your water and mind your business. Oh, and book a service with MreThanMakeup -- you deserve it!


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