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If it’s not Broke Don’t Fix it

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš•οΈ It is not necessary to change up your cleanser. If it’s not broken don’t fix it. The purpose of a cleanser is to clean the skin. If you are looking for a cleanser choose one that feels good on the skin. This is a good indication that it will work for you.

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Skin Cycle

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš•οΈ Skin 101: Glycolic has the smallest molecular size of any activity ingredient on the market. This means that it can travel further down to Stimulate a response. Glycolic tricks the brain into thinking there is an overall wound. The brain then sends signals to the collagen and then collagen comes up and starts repairing everything.

How is this relevant to skincare? A normal skin clycle is every 26-30 days; however, as we age this process slows down. Add one more day to the skin clycle for every year past 30. Example: a 40 year old woman or man has 10 more days added on to their normal skin clycle. It will now take 40 days for the skin to regenerate instead of 30.

Here’s the good news, doing a glycolic treatment every month will Stimulate your collagen production on a 30 day basis once again. Glycolic works for a full 30 days. That’s why it is important to do them once a month.

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Ingredients

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš•οΈ Skin 101: Learn active ingredients. Some of my favorites: glycolic, retinol, salicylic & vitamin C & A.

Now read labels, look to see where the active ingredient falls within the other ingredients. The closer to the top means there is more of that active ingredient.

🧐 This tip comes in handy when there’s a million products to choose from. The other day I helped this lady choose a mask. I found one good mask out of 20 or more. One didn’t even have the ingredient listed that was advertised.

Salicylic Acid

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš•οΈ Skin 101: There are many AHA, alpha hydroxy acids, and only one BHA, beta hydroxy acid. Salicylic is the one and only BHA. Salicylic is used as a peel or used to control oil, bacteria and inflammation. It increases healing, smooths texture, draws out impurities and is necessary for healthy skin.

Cleanse Tip

Skin 101: Simple and effective 🌸 wash your face twice at night 🌚 The first cleanse is considered a superficial cleanse. It only removes the dirt, oil, pollution, SPF and makeup for the ladies. It’s the second cleanse that actually cleans the skin.