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Skincare Tips: 5 Reasons to Wash Your Face at Night

Skincare Tips from Renée Rouleau: 5 Reasons to Wash Your Face at Night

Savvy, smart, and always knowledgeable, Renée Rouleau is my go-to for all that is skincare. She’s a celebrity esthetician with her own line (I love her AHA/BHA Cleansing Gel!), and she also regularly updates her blog with skin care tips and tricks.

What’s the #1 reason someone will go to sleep without washing their face? Exhaustion. I certainly understand the discipline and effort it requires to perform your nighttime Skin Care routine, especially when you’re exhausted. But, you really must do it.

Here are five reasons why:

1. Touching your face all day long, without intentionally doing so, is making your face one of the dirtiest parts on your body. It’s important to clean the skin to avoid the spread of acne bacteria that can cause increased blemishes.

2. Cleansing your skin at night will reduce oil and the ability for acne-causing bacteria to thrive inside the pores. This means less break outs!

3. Your skin repairs itself at night, so removing makeup gives your skin a clean palette for applying your night time performance products for maximum absorption.

4. While you sleep, your skin is at rest allowing regeneration to occur. For the best anti-aging results, clean your skin with a gentle sulfate-free cleanser like Luxe Mint Cleansing Gel or AHA/BHA Cleansing Gel and use a high performance serum and moisturizer.

5. Moisturizers evaporate when on the skin all day, so washing your skin and applying moisturizer at night ensures it will stay moist and hydrated.

Skin Tip: Too tired to wash your skin at night? Perform your nighttime skin routine at 7:00 or 8:00. Earlier is better than never!

Voila! The skin is calm, healthy and refreshed!

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #038

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: Well, I got Stereo Rose in the mail from MAC… the one that was backordered.  So, that was unexpected.  And hence, we had a giveaway!

Excited for: Seeing Wicked (the play)!

Friday plans: Help the boy find a nice pair of pants!  I wish I could say I was going to Wife Swap it up, but I’ve now watched every episode produced. Boo.

This week’s Mellan photo…

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Win MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish from In the Groove!

Win MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish from In the Groove!

One (1) lucky winner will receive the limited edition Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish from MAC’s In the Groove Collection! (Retail value $28.00 — but let’s face it, next best way to get one without paying $100on eBay!  LOL!)

RULES: All entries must be submitted by July 31st, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

Two Ways to Win

You can do one, the other, or both to maximize your chances of winning…

1.) Leave a comment on this blog post tell me what your favorite MAC collection is (of all-time)!

2.) Follow me on Twitter & re-tweet the following: RT @temptalia Follow @temptalia & RT to win MAC Stereo Rose MSF! Info + one more way to win: http://budurl.com/stereorose

Congratulations to @fabsdarling!

Having nearly black hair, I definitely do!  For brows, I just tweeze.  I really need to get mine threaded, and I also need to have a little one-on-one tweeze session with myself (long overdue!)…  For my upper lip, I shave using Eve Pearl’s Travel Razor–since there are periods where I do lip swatches every day for a week, waxing/cream removal just doesn’t work well.

— Christine

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