Good skincare is essential for beautiful, glowing skin, but you also need to know what to use and omit. We have all made mistakes when it comes to skincare. No one is perfect, right? We’ve listed some of the most common skincare mistakes so you don’t repeat them!
1) Using Sunscreen Only In Summer
UV damage is the leading cause of skin aging. 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun. This is a bit scary, isn’t it? We all love to enjoy the sun. And a common mistake is to use sunscreen only when going to the beach in the summer. In fact, the sun can reach our skin even through glass or when it is cloudy outside. So always protect your skin in the best way possible with sunscreen or day cream with SPF. Don’t forget your neck and hands, and do not use tanning machines. These reduce the quality and quantity of collagen, leading to the formation of wrinkles.
2) Using Products That Are Too Aggressive
People with oily or impure skin often use strong toners and cleansers with added alcohol and other ingredients. These cleanse the skin but at the same time often damage, dry, or irritate the skin. Instead, use a mild cleanser with healing ingredients.
3) Exfoliating Too Much
We all want smooth, soft skin, and exfoliating is not bad. However, it should only be done once or twice a week. For sensitive skin, once a week is enough. Frequent exfoliation can impair the skin’s natural barrier function and cause dry, dull skin. It is also essential to use the right products. There are many different scrubs available and it’s important to choose one for your skin’s needs and type.
4) Dehydrated Skin Is Different From Dry Skin
Dry skin and dehydrated skin may look the same, but they are very different. For example, dry skin lacks sebum and lipids, while dehydrated skin has too little moisture. Dry and dehydrated skin require entirely different care.
5) No Patience
Patience is a virtue. It can take up to two months for the skin to become accustomed to a particular ingredient before results are seen. So be patient when starting a new skincare regimen.
6) Not Removing Your Makeup
Cleansing is essential for keeping skin beautiful, fresh, and healthy, and cleansing takes only a few minutes. Furthermore, creams work better on clean skin. Going to bed with makeup on is a real no-no! It increases the risk of skin problems such as open pores and acne. If you have trouble removing your makeup, such as when you are out of the house, you can place cleansing wipes next to your bed. Your skin will thank you.
7) Using The Same Products All Year Round
The skin may look different in winter and summer. But even during times of stress, your skin may need different things. Hormonal fluctuations can also alter skin conditions. Therefore, monitor your skin carefully and adjust your skincare regimen if necessary.
8) Using Skincare Products For Too Long
Cosmetics have an expiration date and may go rancid. After the expiration date, the active ingredients may be lost, and the skin may become rough. Therefore, do not use products that have been left unused for a long time.
9) Not Hygienic
Unhygienic skincare products and makeup can also cause skin irritation. Therefore, be sure to close creams well and clean makeup brushes regularly. You may also want to buy a new makeup pouch from time to time. Although it is fun to do makeup with friends, try to avoid sharing makeup. Bacteria can spread very quickly and can infect your eyes, for example.
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