It’s a common misconception that people who flushing their skin with cosmetics are putting their skin on the line for expensive lip balm or eye cream.
But for the millions of people who get their skin flushed daily, the best thing to do is to not flush at all, says Dr. Sarah Mancini, the clinical professor at the Mayo Clinic and co-author of the new book “Flushing Your Skin With Cosmetics.”
“I think it’s a great idea to do something to make your skin flush and moisturize,” Mancinis said.
“I think flushing your skin is a great way to cleanse the pores, cleanse your skin.
You’re doing something really, really positive.
It really helps hydrate your skin.”
But some people find that flushing is actually just a way to dry out their skin, which can lead to dryness and flaking.
“You want to make sure your skin doesn’t dry out, but it’s also kind of important to maintain your skin tone,” said Mancins.
“So I think there’s definitely a lot of benefit in flushing and the fact that you’re not leaving behind the scent of your skin and having the natural texture of your face.”
For those who find that the flushing process makes their skin look dull or is a hassle, there are products like the new Flushed Skin Wash to help.
The product uses the natural oil from your skin to soften the skin, while still providing hydration, moisture and a smooth, soft feel.
It’s meant for dry, flaky skin types who want to feel fresh and healthy.
For those that like to do more than just flushing, there’s a number of other ways to smooth out your skin, including: