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Disclaimer:  I’m not a dermatologist or esthetician, this is what works for my skin (which is an very oily skin type).

Ok guys, clearly sleeping in your makeup isn’t good for your skin.  Often times it results in clogged pores and acne.  Unfortunately, this happens to me at least once a month.  Between work, school, blogging or other activities I thrust myself into, I’m too tired to go through my face washing process…
But, I have found away to prevent breakouts whenever I make this mistake…
What you’ll need:

  1. Facial Mask
  2. Makeup Remover
  3. Acne Wash
  4. Steam

Step 1: Tell yourself that you will never do it again…

Step 2: Remove the makeup with your makeup remover.

Step 3: Apply the mask.

Step 4: Hop into a hot steamy shower or warm a bowl of water and let the steam hit your face!

Benefits of steam:
If you are prone to mild acne, the biggest plus of steaming may be that your skin could end up clearer. That’s because the moisture softens the surface layer of dead skins cells called the stratum corneum (from the Latin for “horned layer”).  This process helps to free any dead cells, dirt, bacteria or other trapped matter that could be causing breakouts, and it can allow your skin to better absorb any other products you might use after the steaming.

The warm humidity from steaming may also increase perspiration and stimulate blood circulation. As the body’s natural cooling system, sweat consists mostly of water, but it’s also mixed with a small amount of your body’s wastes and toxins so that you can wash them away. And increasing your circulation in your facial skin can help to give you a warm, colorful glow.


Step 5: Remove the mask.

Step 6: Proceed with your regular wash routine.

Step 7: Don’t sleep in your makeup!

Another disclaimer and reasons why this may work for me, I use Murad products which is more concentrated than your average acne washes also I use a face brush by Olay (which gives a deeper cleaning than using your hands or a towel).

Again, this works for me and hopefully it will work for you!

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