If you are not a teenager or a skincare newbie, the chances are you are already familiar with the skincare ABC – cleansing, toning, hydrating, while also taking care of specific skin issues, according to your skin type. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your skincare routine is flawless…Let’s have a look together at some of the most common skincare mistakes we all need to avoid to have healthy, glowing skin!
1. Not Washing Your Face
“How often should you wash your face”? is actually a very good question as some people tend to believe that washing is not necessary if you are using a cleanser. You probably know already that trying to get a squeaky clean face in the morning is not a good idea as it actually means there are no natural oils left to protect the skin from damaging environmental factors. However, this doesn’t mean that you can skip washing the face altogether.
The experts recommend washing your face in the morning with warm or cold water. This step can make you feel refreshed and wash the night’s sleep off your face before starting your regular beauty routine.
2. Not Using an SPF Cream in the Morning
A broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion is a golden standard when it comes to a healthy skincare routine. For many years now, dermatologists from all over the world recommend incorporating sunscreen into our daily routines, whatever the season and temperature might be. And we are spoilt with choice when it comes to SPF day creams, so plenty to choose from. If you have oily skin, you might want to try a moisturizer with mineral filters. This way, you can get a mattifying effect even without using a makeup product. Traditional sunscreen filters tend to add a little shine to the face, so people with oily and combination skin might be better off avoiding them.
3. Not Removing Your Makeup Before Going to Bed
You know that going to bed with makeup on is not an option if you want healthy skin, but did you know that it is actually recommended to do a double cleanse in the evening if you wore makeup that day? You can double cleanse using the same cleanser or different products. The main idea behind this new beauty trend is to make sure all traces of makeup (and cleanser) are off your face before going forward with the beauty routine. Just think of it as an insurance policy. It can’t hurt to repeat the same step twice, but it can certainly bring on more benefits for your skin!
4. Not Using Eye Cream
If you’re going for an anti-aging beauty routine, it’s mandatory to use an eye cream if you are past your 20s. The very sensitive skin in the eye area needs more care and attention, and this starts rather early in life. More than this, keep in mind the eye contour is among the first areas of the body where we start noticing the signs of aging. Keep a youthful appearance for longer; use an eye cream!
5. Not Using a Scrub Regularly
A scrub can help you get rid of dead skin cells and get that special glow we all admire in celebrities. In other words, with a scrub, you can say goodbye to dull, tired looking skin after just one application. This is a skincare product recommended even for people with sensitive skin and excessive oil production. The fine particles in the scrub can help you cleanse the pores, and this is very important as nowadays, there are so many ingredients that can clog your pores.
The scrub can strip your skin off the natural oils, so make sure to follow up with a good moisturizer or other hydrating skincare products, especially if you have dry skin.
A proper skincare routine can deliver impressive results in time and keep premature signs of aging off your face. This is the reason why you should invest in good quality, natural skincare products, and be consistent with your beauty regimen. Lasting beauty is not achieved in a day, but it can be affected by repeated beauty mistakes like the ones we discussed before. Knowing is power, so make sure to avoid them from now on!