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We all want smooth, soft, clear, glowing skin, right?! The first step to getting that is so simple… WASH YOUR FACE! Lamelle agrees. I wish I could go back and klap 20 year old me every time I got into bed with a full face of makeup. Think about it… makeup, sunscreen, dust, dirt and grime. No wonder I struggled with breakouts.
The kind people at Lamelle sent me their new and improved Dermaheal Foaming Cleanser to try a couple of weeks ago and this is what they have to say about the product and the importance of proper cleansing.
Lamelle Dermaheal Foaming Cleanser
After a long hard day it can be tempting to simply use a face wipe and dive into bed – but just as you wouldn’t skip brushing your teeth – so the same thinking should apply to skin cleansing. Regardless of how many products you use in your beauty regime, it should always include a good cleanser. Regular skin cleansing is one of the most effective ways to maintain glowing, healthier, clearer skin and proper cleansing will make certain that your complexion improves. The telltale evidence of skipping this step will become apparent when you start to experience breakouts, dry patches, dullness and more rapid skin ageing – so make cleansing routine.
To be fair, there’s no escaping the natural ageing process but by cleansing your skin, you can get a head start in the fight. Always innovating, and at the forefront of developing products that defy ageing, Lamelle Research Laboratories has launched a progressive new cleanser and antioxidant in one product: Demaheal Foaming Cleanser. Packaged in a more easy to travel tube, the cleanser contains natural moisturising factors that will hydrate as you cleanse your skin.
Packed with very high concentrations of powerful antioxidants naturally produced by the skin, the new foaming cleanser deposits skin protecting antioxidant support – right where it’s needed – on the epidermis. Like all Lamelle’s cleansers, it doesn’t change the skin’s pH and just the tiniest drop lathers up and goes a very long way. Adding more water adds to the foaminess of the cleanser giving it a soft silky feel that other cleansers might not have. It also rinses off very effectively removing any residue from the skin and in so doing eliminates the need to use a toner.
The formulation includes: thioredoxin (TRX) which is immediately produced by the skin when exposed to UVA radiation to protect from cellular mutation, there are no irritations, and it’s delivered to the critical zone of free radical formation; and copper tri-peptide – a delivery peptide that has stimulatory and corrective effects on the epidermis.
The benefits of washing with a product like the new Dermaheal Foaming Cleaner is you will remove not only your make up – but impurities like pollution, oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells which otherwise would block pores and prevent the skin’s sebum – the skin’s natural conditioner – from reaching the skin unimpeded. More than that it also prepares your skin for other skincare products ensuring they are better absorbed and can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Cleansing also helps the skin maintain a proper level of hydration, preserve proper pore size and manage PH levels.
Leaving makeup on at night can lead to inflammation that generates free radicals and collagen breakdown. The bad news is once your collagen levels start to decline – a natural consequence of aging – pores do not snap back as easily once enlarged. Supplementary to that, at night the skin needs oxygen to repair itself and sleeping with makeup on deprives it of this vital nutrient.
Interestingly, nocturnal blood flow in the skin is higher and when this occurs, absorption and penetration of ingredients also increases. By skipping cleansing, active ingredients in products that help fight aging (or acne etc), will be less effective.
I simply can’t go to bed if I haven’t cleansed my skin properly. The Lamelle Dermaheal Foaming Cleanser makes it quick and easy, so I have no excuse. The cleanser leaves my skin clean and clear without leaving it feeling tight or stripped. It also takes off all my makeup. And when I say that a little goes a long way, I mean it. I still often squeeze way too much product out of the tube. Only the tiniest drop is needed to build an amazing pampering lather.
The cleanser is available at accredited Lamelle skincare suppliers and aesthetic doctors nationwide and retails for R240. Not bad for a product that’s going to last for ages.