Cosmeceuticals, by their very definition, are products that function like makeup but also have benefits for your skin. However, there are some products that seem like they would be beneficial but, in reality, are causing significant damage to your complexion. Next time you shop for products to make your skin both look and feel beautiful, follow these simple tips to make sure you are choosing the right products.
Cosmeceuticals with Natural Ingredients
Whenever possible, choose cosmeceuticals that are made with natural ingredients. Many of the synthetic ingredients used in skin care products can lead to inflammation or even infection on certain types of skin. Products that make use of essential oils, for example, are much less likely to irritate your skin than those that use artificial ingredients. Generally speaking, products that are made with organic, plant-based ingredients are the best choice for your skin.
Read the Label
One of the biggest issues with makeup is its tendency to clog your pores, leading to pimples and other blemishes. In most cases, the label for your cosmeceuticals will tell you whether or not the ingredients are likely to clog your pores. The problem is that it normally doesn’t spell it out for you in the clearest of terms. If you see the phrase non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic on one of your labels, you’ve got a product that will not generally clog your pores. In some cases, the label will come right out and say non-pore clogging, but it is best to know the industry terms that you might see so that you can make the best choice for your skin.
Wash It Off
No matter what type of ingredients are in your cosmetic skin care products, you need to remember to wash them off at the end of the day. Nearly any cosmetic product will clog your skin and cause damage if it is left on overnight. It is best to fully cleanse each night but, if you are in a hurry, wiping down your face with a makeup removing cloth is better than going to sleep with it on your face. For best results, follow up your cleanser with a toner and a moisturizer each night.
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