I’m Still In It: Allure’s Beauty Blogger Awards
May 7th, 2012
Challenge #3: To Wash or Not To Wash.
When asked, "What is a major beauty no-no" many things come to mind, but the biggest mistake I feel is not washing your face before bedtime. I chose this as my answer to this week's challenge question, because frankly I am appalled by so many who don't. Sitting down for dinner a week ago, I shared with my best friend the beauty mistake I chose only to find out that she doesn't even wash her face every night before bedtime. Her response, "Well I wash it in the morning." H-E-L-L-O, in the morning is when we reap the benefits from clean skin, and hardworking, expensive serums and creams that have spent the least seven hours doing its thing. When this is accomplished, and of course you've been kind to yourself the night before (no drinking, proper intake of water, etc) is when your skin wakes up glowing. Why risk this?
A few week's ago an article appeared in the NYTimes Style section, entitled, Last Night's Makeup, which I was so annoyed reading. The author claims she has a 'love relationship' with morning after makeup and love's the way the "loose pigment from M.A.C. or Make Up For Ever melts into the creases of my lids and creeps down the corners of my eyes while I sleep, and how Lip Tar from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics leaves a telling stain on my lips. A slightly smudgy cat eye in the morning reminds me of the sex kitten I was the night before."
I was not alone in feeling this article was balderdash as one reader commented. Others went on calling it "disgusting" and simply thought it was a joke and needed to check to see if it was April Fool's Day. I couldn't agree more and that's why I am making reference to it along with sharing this week's Challenge to learn why I am a strong proponent of it.
And, cleaning today is so easy, between the use of cleansing cloths, glycolic washes, and soap and water. But, the Clarisonic Cleansing System has been receiving 'awe' reviews and every time a friend takes my recommendation and purchases one, I am flooded with thank yous, as if I invented this dream tool. They rave on how their skin looks incredible and only continues to look impeccable with each use!
And this, I am thrilled to hear!
So if you are a person who would no sooner disclose you had not washed your face in days than admit infidelity, get moving and come clean. You will see a world of difference.
Just looked on Allure's website, and "YEAH, I've made it to Challenge 3"... click here, read all about it and please VOTE for me. Votes are becoming more crucial with each round, and needed!