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The Single Most Important Step In Your Skin Care Routine

Just like your style announces your presence so does your complexion speaks for you and what kind of lifestyle you are living. Your face could be a mixed bag of emotions, sedentary or signal that you are approachable. For as long as I can remember when I was growing up I wanted to know what gave me beautiful skin. This for me was makeup and style but as I was growing up I realized that my face was my canvas. And if I was breaking out it did not matter what jeans I wore or what handbag I took to pair it with. I was focused on my face and not in a good way.

So having the perfect face wash to clear and keep my complexion flawless became the game as all else was build upon it. When it was time for me to created my skincare line I decide on the Vitamin C Face Wash and the Miracle Bar. These can be used separately or in conjunction. The Vitamin C cleanser can help minimize radical damage that occurs from just being outside due to pollution and other factors. The Miracle Bar can help detox your skin to clear it up once and for all. They are for all skin types. BUY THEM AT AMAZON.

Below you will find more information about the type of complexion cleansers you might need or want.

Source Vogue
by Jenna Rennert

The Best Face Washes to Swap Into Your Morning Routine This Month

A good cleansing session can be one of the most therapeutic and relaxing parts of a daily skin routine, prepping the canvas for soothing serums and moisturizers to come. With spring officially on the horizon, the time is now to switch to a face wash that’s appropriate for the warm air soon to be settling in. Whether your skin is sensitive, dry, normal, or oily, there’s a hard-working formula out there that’s primed for sunnier days ahead.

Sensitive Skin

“Look for products formulated with gentle ingredients like oatmeal or chamomile,” says New York City–based dermatologist Dendy Engelman, M.D. Both are naturally anti-inflammatory and will soothe any redness or itching that may have occurred during the colder months. Engelman also advises patients to skip products with fragrances or additives, since both may cause irritation.

Dry Skin

“With patients who are on the drier side, it’s especially important to properly cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural oils,” says Engelman. Aim for creamy textures like a balm or oil that won’t over-strip, and be sure to watch the water temperature when washing your face. It should be tepid—not too hot or overly cold—for the best hydrating results.

Normal Skin

While it’s not necessary to spend your whole evening cleansing or scrubbing, it’s still critical to remove dirt and makeup before bed. Engelman suggests a basic foam or milk face wash for 20-40 seconds for those who don’t have major issues. If you’re wearing a heavy amount of foundation or mascara, however, you may need a double cleanse. Start with a cleansing oil followed by a gel formula—like La Roche Posay’s new purifying foam cleanser.

Oily Skin

Those prone to breakouts will find refuge in products with a clay or mud base, says Engelman, because “they naturally draw out impurities and have anti-microbial properties.” Her favorite of the moment? “Epionce’s lytic gel cleanser has a really nice feel,” she says. “Plus, it’s packed with alpha hydroxyl acids for exfoliating.” That sloughing process is key now more than ever—for all skin types—as transitional weather “makes skin retain extra dead cells on the surface,” she says.