Top 6 Hidden Skincare Mistakes
Top 6 Hidden Skincare Mistakes
AND HOW TO AVOID THEM..
There's so much information out there when it comes to the 'rules' of skincare. Your favorite influencer is telling you to do one thing.. your friend told you that something else worked better for her.. and then you're told something different again on a YouTube video.
It's difficult to know what to believe, and what to ignore.
A good starting point is actually on the other side - understanding the common mistakes that'll hold you back from glowing skin, and knowing how to avoid them.
Here's 6 to keep an eye out for.
1/ INCONSISTENCY IN YOUR ROUTINE
One of the worst skincare mistakes is cherry picking products and applying them once or twice, and not consistently as part of a routine. Most products take time before you see changes in your skin, and therefore require you to stick with them for a month or two. Once you've found products that work well for your skin.. leave your routine alone!
2/ YOU'RE SKIPPING SPF
Skipping this is one of the biggest skincare mistakes you can make. Even on rainy or cloudy days, you still need to wear your SPF. Skipping this step can have damaging results- UV rays accelerate aging in your skin, and can bring about collagen breakdown. Two things to definitely avoid if you want that youthful, radiant glow.
3/ YOU'RE NOT DOUBLE CLEANSING
If you're currently only cleansing with a water-based cleanser, you're missing out on an entire level of skin hydration. Double cleansing is using a hydrating cleansing balm before your typical water-based cleanser.. this gives you an even deeper cleanse and nourishment- it might just be what your skin needs. Our Hydrating Omega+ Cleansing Balm is perfect for double cleansing.
4/ APPLYING PRODUCTS IN THE WRONG ORDER
The order in which you apply the products in your skincare routine makes a big difference, especially with additional products like eye cream. It's a very common skincare mistake that gets made. We recommend putting this on before you apply any face creams or moisturizers, as your under-eye skin is more delicate than the rest of your face. Another good example of this rule is for serums. They should once again be applied before any face creams or moisturizers. In other words, the thinnest, highest concentration products should go on the skin first.
5/ EXFOLIATING TOO OFTEN
Exfoliating helps increase cell turnover to bring fresh cells to the surface, but daily exfoliation may irritate your skin. Start by exfoliating a couple of times per week and increase if needed. A good way to further split this up could be with an all-over exfoliate once per week, and then a focus on rough, textured problem areas on the other day.
6/ SLEEPING WITH MAKEUP ON
Even when you're super tired and can't wait to crawl into bed, you should always remove your makeup before sleeping. If you go to bed without removing your makeup, your pores can become clogged, allowing acne-causing bacteria to build up. Your blocked skin will also have a more difficult time absorbing skincare ingredients! Make sure to develop a nightly skincare routine that involves first cleansing the skin of all makeup and debris.