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Benefits of Clean Skin—ageLOC LumiSpa
September 18, 2017
The epidermis, commonly referred to as skin, is composed of multiple layers. The outermost layer, the stratum corneum, is the visible portion of the epidermis. It needs to be continuously shed for a youthful look. For more information on exfoliation, see Exfoliation for a Radiant Glow. Daily cleansing assists in mechanically removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells. It also removes bacteria, viruses, dirt and pollutants which can adhere to the stratum corneum. Essentially, cleansing the skin removes this unwanted debris. It is surprising that 60% of millennials will skip this vital step of their cleansing routine because they are tired or don’t have time; yet 8 out of 10 believe cleansing their face is the most important step of their daily beauty routine.
Cleansing will also help remove excess oil. Within the epidermis are tiny glands that produce sebum (skin oils). The sebum can help protect the skin, but it also can build up on the surface blocking the pores. When these are blocked, bacteria gets trapped. Ultimately, the skin will not look vibrant, but rather dull and sallow in appearance. Reducing this dull appearance and achieving a natural glow is also another important benefit of cleansing according to 75% of individuals aged 25 to 34.
Because the skin produces sebum, simply using water is not sufficient to “cleanse” the skin. Ingredients capable of emulsifying (dispersing and removing) oil soluble impurities (those combined with skin sebum) are needed. Skin cleansers are formulated for this purpose in different degrees depending on skin type. Thus, cleansing the skin helps to keep pores clear, and daily washing helps the skin look refreshed.
If skin is not washed it would be covered with a layer of grime, which impedes the absorption of skin products. Think of a filter or screen that has dirt or debris built up on it. This doesn’t let air easily flow through it. The same is true of the skin – when it is clean and adequately exfoliated, skin care products can be more easily absorbed and the full benefits of the products can be realized.
ageLOC LumiSpa has been developed to treat and cleanse the skin in one simple step. This dual-action skin care system helps to gently, yet effectively exfoliate skin while providing a deep cleansing. It leaves the skin invigorated through its proprietary Micropulse Oscillation technology while helping to draw dirt, oil, makeup, toxins and more from pores leaving them looking tight. It provides a noticeably smoother, softer and energized skin feel in one use and provides improvements in radiance and glow in as little as two weeks. The benefits continue to intensify with on-going use.
Ultimately to have refreshed, vibrant looking skin it needs to be clean—LumiSpa clean. If skin isn’t clean, the absorption of skin care products is inhibited and their benefits will not be actualized. Yield the full benefits of your products by starting with truly clean skin.
Technical Communication & Education Manager