If you want to know how to improve skin, you should start by implementing a proper skincare routine. To do that, avoid these common skincare mistakes you’re probably making.
1. Using The Wrong Products For Your Skin Type.
If you’ve been making this common skincare mistake, my best advice is to start by knowing your skin type. Using the wrong skin care products for your skin type can lead to irritation, clogged pores, blemishes, redness, excess oiliness or dryness and other unnecessary skin issues that could be avoided just by using more compatible products for your skin type.
2. Too Much Cleansing And Over Exfoliation.
Washing your face more than twice a day (once in the morning and once at night) or over exfoliation can remove much needed oils from your skin and cause it to become more oily and/or irritated, which can result in a whole host of problems - like inflammation, acne, irritation and sensitivity.
Start by exfoliating once per week or no more than 2 times per week depending on your skin type.
3. Using Too Much Product.
In most cases when it comes to skin care products a pea-size amount is enough to get the job done. Anything more is not only a waste but can give you unwanted results like oily skin from too much moisturizer or itchy, dry skin from too much exfoliating.
4. You’re Not Layering Your Products Right.
In order to ensure that the products you are using are working for your skin as intended and being absorbed properly, applying your skin care in the correct order, can maximize your results and keep skin healthy. Consider what each product is doing for you and whether it really needs to be in your skincare routine. A good routine should start with a cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer, eye cream and sunscreen in the morning, then without sunscreen at night and also adding in spot treatments to correct any skin problem.
5. You Don't Use SPF Products.
SPF is the most important skincare, so skipping out on sunscreen is highly discouraged. Always apply sunscreen on your entire body.
Also, relying only on makeup containing SPF is not encouraged, as the level of SPF present in the makeup is not nearly enough to provide adequate protection. Your sunscreen should also be broad spectrum, which means it helps to shield you from UVA rays (as well as UVB) which are known to cause aging of the skin,with at least a value of SPF 30+.
6. You Change Your Cosmetics Too Often.
As tempting as it might be to try new products every time especially during a breakout, the problem is if you change too much at once you’ll never know what is working and what’s not. Most products require at least 6 weeks for visible results. Ski care requires patience, so stick to one product at a time, unless you are having reactions from the product.
7. Leaving Your Face Bare After Cleansing.
Forgetting to moisturize right away increases the skin's susceptibility to dryness and dehydration.
Moisturizing immediately after cleansing prevents further damage, dryness, irritation, and itchiness. There's a 10-second rule to applying your toner. It is important to apply your toner within 10 seconds of washing your face. This means that you do not let the external air dehydrate the skin and give the nourishment that you just stripped off, after which you apply a moisturizer.
8. Sleeping With Makeup On.
In an effort to simplify your evening skin care routine, you may be washing off the makeup with one cleanser or just water. However, by doing so, you leave cosmetic particles on your face and that can lead the clogging of the pores, acne, and an increase in the oil content of the skin.
That’s why before washing your face, it is better to use a makeup remover such as a cleansing oil.
Using face wipes is good, but the biggest disadvantage of using facial wipes is that they do not clean your skin thoroughly and should never replace your face cleanser.
9. You Use The Same Pillow Case For Over 2 Weeks.
If you don’t want to see blemishes on your face in the morning, change your pillowcase t least every week. And also try replacing it with the one made of silk or satin. It will give you more chances not only to protect your face from rashes but also from premature wrinkles. Satin or silk minimizes permanent creases and complexion issues.
10. You Don't Apply Skin Care Products Before Going To Bed.
Your skin restores itself at night,and even . The active substances contained in these products neutralize the negative effect of cosmetics and help your face look fresh.
Apply your skincare products and acne medications at least one hour before bed so they have the chance to work into the skin. Otherwise, all your products and money is going into your pillowcase and hair.
11. You're Not Getting Enough Water And Sleep.
If you're not getting enough water and sleep, your skin will suffer. You would have a pale and dry with a flaky appearance, and becomes dull and pale with dark circles underneath your eyes.
These are some of the major skincare mistakes that could be sabotaging your skin. And, of course, there are some obvious skincare mistakes:
1. Taking hot showers
2. Popping pimples
3. Touching Your Face Too Much
4. Using dirty makeup brushes
5. Going to bed or the gym with makeup on
6. Not washing your face after working out
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