We all have specific skincare routine that we stick to. What you may not realise is that, there might be a routine you're following so loyally that is doing more harm than good to your skin.
There might be a lot of mistakes you are making.
Let's have a look some of such skin care routines:
1. Using Face Wipes
Very few makeup wipes contain ingredients that can actually break down all of your face oils, makeup, and junk on your skin.
By using face wipes, you're just rubbing bacteria, irritants, and face wipe residue around your skin and into your pores. Cleansing wipes should be used for emergencies only.
If you're someone who wears make up everyday, use a sulfate-free cleanser, and cleanse your face gently in circular motions with it. It will remove the makeup, and at the same time, purify your skin.
2. Loading your skin with Night Care Products
The practice these days is to use night repair serum, night creams, night moisturizers, and so on.
The more products you mix and apply, the lesser it is being absorbed into your skin. You should stick to maybe just one night serum.
Applying too many products like this may just cause them to block your facial pores, and result in acne breakout.
3. Sharing Products and Kits
You might just be causing problems for your skin by sharing skincare products.
This is because, your skin composition may never match anyone else. When you share products, the dried up blood and oil might mix with your skin composition. This will eventually cause problems for you.
Note that this includes makeup products, and shaving products.
4. New Acne Treatment Every Week
So many of us are guilty of this. Trying out different ointments weekly because you feel it's not working might just be destroying your skin.
Your skin types differs, some ointments may suit you, while others won't.
You have to know that for skin products to work, it might take some times. You should at least wait for 6 weeks, if no sign of improvement, then you can change ointments.
5. Not Using A Moisturiser After Exfoliation
Exfoliation is very important in skincare. It helps remove dirt from the skin, dead skin cells & unclog your pores.
However, after you exfoliate, it is important to seal, and hydrate your skin with a moisturiser. This will make your skin soft, and supple.
Content created and supplied by: QueenPamelaAfe (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More