This blog was requested by one of our customers and we've answered it quite a bit person to person so I suppose it's only right to do a blog post about this important issue.
Here's the deal.
Pimples and acne are essentially an infection in the skin. A pore gets clogged with dead skin cells and bacteria become trapped inside the pore.
Boom. Traffic jam of oil on your face.
This is why it’s essential to use a deep cleanser to clear the pores and to exfoliate regularly to remove the dead skin cells (that can clog pores). It’s also important to use an exfoliant like our Gentle Exfoliant with soft edges or very fine powder like particles, as you don’t want to cause abrasions on the skin that could trap bacteria.
We also recommend spot treating breakouts with White Clay Mask or our All Clear Mask and leaving it on overnight. Both of these masks draw toxins from the skin, much like a poultice only more potent.
It’s great to do this at night because the body suppresses daytime hormones and produces different hormones at night, which heal, restore and create new healthy tissue. These hormones do a lot more than just restore skin but for the purpose of this article, I’m focusing on that factor. The White Clay and All Clear Masks will assist in this process as they help clear the skin so that the body’s normal function is optimised.
Make sure you remove make up at the end of the day and to do this, you should cleanse twice. Once for the makeup and the second cleanse for the skin. Always use plenty of warm water and a soft cloth. You don’t need a toner. You only need a toner if you’re using an inefficient cleanser. Generally speaking, toners are a very harsh treatment of the skin.
Make sure you cleanse properly at the end of the day (whether you wore make up or not)
This ensures that no airborne pollutants are left on the skin as you sleep and seal your skin with your night-time moisturiser avoiding breakout areas that you are treating with your White Clay or All Clear Mask.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be more than happy to give you some personalised attention.