Why clean skin is good skin

April 03, 2015
Volume 3    |   Issue 13

Your skin collects considerable dirt and pollution throughout the day, which wreaks havoc on your skin if left on overnight. The dirt mixes with your makeup and clogs your pores, leaving your skin dull and prone to inflammation and breakouts.

Free radicals from the pollution age your skin. Even if you get a little extra sleep, your skin will still look tired if it's dirty. Cleanse it with a soothing and rebalancing product, such as Système 41's Purifying Cleanser, to remove that dirt and makeup residue.

But don't stop there. Once you've cleaned your skin of all the foreign material sitting on the surface, you've set the stage for letting other products work their magic. And even if you've used products during the day, your skin will benefit significantly if you reapply them at night, or use products specifically designed for nighttime use.

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In fact, moisturizers and serums with concentrated blends of vitamins, antioxidants, and premium botanicals are most effective at night. This is because they can be in contact with your skin for hours. They won't be affected by the sun, and you won't sweat or wipe them off.

By skipping this essential step, you're robbing your skin of the opportunity to be restored and reset while you sleep. Basically, our skin is most receptive while we sleep.

Washing your face and applying a product or two may seem onerous at the end of a long day, but try timing yourself doing it. You'll find that it doesn't take more than a few minutes to help your skin rejuvenate as you rest. Resolve to make skincare an invariable part of your nighttime routine. I guarantee you'll see a difference.

To your health, naturally,