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Is Your Skin Red or Irritated?

Have you noticed that your skin appears irritated or red lately? Has anything changed in your skincare regimen? Think about whether you are using any new products. Either your makeup or skincare system could be to blame. You might also have skin allergies.

Redness and irritation could also be related to any of the following:

Is Your Skin Red or Irritated?

Are You Leaving Makeup on Too Long?

The last thing you want to do after a late night on the town is to take off your makeup. Leaving it on can not only clog your pores, but it can also cause irritation. It’s a good habit to keep up. If you’re not going out, instead of removing your makeup at night before bed, try removing it at the end of the day when you get home from work instead.

Are Makeup Wipes Enough?

It’s tempting to assume that makeup wipes are all you need. They are not. Oils and makeup can be responsible for pimples and blackheads. No matter how tired you are, always wash your face with a light abrasive cleanser after you remove your makeup. The cleanser will help remove the built-up oils, dirt and bacteria that makeup wipes alone will not. Using only one wipe might work well enough in some spots but it can leave remnants of your makeup in areas you clean last.


Use a different wipe on your face than the one you use on your eyes. Wiping your eyes with the same wipe you use on your face with allow bacteria to get into your eyes. Wiping your face with the same wipe with which you removed your eye makeup can grind the eye makeup and mascara into your delicate skin. This can lead to clogged pores.

Makeup wipes are good when that is all you have but remember they are no substitute for a good face washing.


Are Your Lips Dry?

Winter breezes can dry your skin. Your lips can dry and crack. It’s tempting to lick your lips when they’re dry, but that only makes matters worse. It can cause your lips to dry and peel. When the delicate layer of skin over your lips dries, it can wrinkle. There is nothing less attractive than peeling lips–especially when you apply lipstick!

Are Your Lips Dry?

Lip Exfoliation

To keep your skin looking young and smooth, you can exfoliate. Exfoliation means to slough off skin–dead skin to reveal the healthy skin beneath it. It’s important not to overlook your lips.

Our lips are constantly moving and flexing in a variety of ways when we eat and talk, and to keep this flexibility, our lips must continuously grow new, healthy cells. Even smiling puts stress on our lips.

Where does this old skin go? Unfortunately, our bodies aren’t very efficient at removing the old, dead cells, making manual lip exfoliation a necessity if you want to keep your lips kissably soft and smooth.

There are a variety of ways to exfoliate your lips. Here are a few tips:

1) Make sure your lips are clean. Remove any lipstick or makeup before you start.
2) Sugar mixed with honey is a natural exfoliant that will also moisturize. Gently rub into your lips and leave on for about 5-10 minutes. Wash away.
3) Limit exfoliation to once a week.
4) Always put a thick layer of moisturizer on your lips after exfoliating.

Before going outdoors, be sure to put on lip balm with an SPF component to protect from the sun.