Our collaboration with local brand Smitten was perfect for Lumi Glo as cleansing is an integral part of a good skincare routine. It's so incredibly important as it deep cleans and gets rid of all of the excess dirt, makeup, and impurities you've encountered throughout the day. This will help to keep your skin clear, healthy, and radiant. Without cleansing, your skin will be more prone to breakouts, dehydration, and premature aging.
Why is washing your face so important?
1. Remove build up: we layer on sunscreen, makeup, we are exposed to pollution, bacteria and dirt and all this needs to be removed every night. You want fresh looking skin. Without washing your face your skincare products won't be able to penetrate into your skin.
2. Boost Hydration: regular cleansing allows the skin to maintain hydration. We love a balm cleanser for this. Cleansing helps manage PH levels of the skin; enabling sufficient water and product retention.
3. Maintain clean skin: Excessive dirt build up on the surface can cause blockages of the follicle, trapping sebum, sweat, and dead skin cells. The lack of sebum on the skin's surface allows bacteria to penetrate the follicle causing inflammation. You want to avoid acne and keep your skin squeaky clean.
Why use a smitten to cleanse?
We love smitten because firstly it's environmentally friendly and lasts for 3 months before you need a new one. We are all about saving the planet and being conscious in our skincare routines.
Smittens are a microfibre mitten that completely deep cleans your skin in seconds using nothing but warm water! The tiny Smitten fibres can absorb the finest, microscopic particles of oil, dead skin, impurities and even bacteria. By gently massaging, they deep clean your pores. The result is a superior cleanse that eliminates the very environment (oil, dirt, bacteria and grime) in which skin conditions can erupt, without disrupting the sensitive acid mantle (pH) of the skin.
The Smitten works perfectly with a cleanser or just warm water if you don't have any makeup on. They give a light surface daily exfoliation and can also be used to remove face masks, cleansers and exfoliators.
Happy Cleansing. x