Having perfectly clear, glowing, and glass-like skin is everyone’s dream, and while you might be doing all the right steps towards that process, the little mistakes you make can turn your skin upside down really fast. We have all been there when it comes to following “Instagram trends” for skincare, however, these might not be the best option for you, and here are a few mistakes you should avoid.
1. USING A PHYSICAL EXFOLIANT:
Exfoliating your face is important. It removes dead skin cells, makes your face glowy, and reduces whiteheads and blackheads. However, using a physical exfoliant like face scrubs may not be the best thing for you. The thing is face scrubs can sometimes over-exfoliate your skin that leads to several problems like inflammation, sensitivity, and redness.
2. NOT USING A SUNSCREEN:
Sunscreen is the most important part of your skincare routine. If you don’t use sunscreen regularly, the other skincare products you apply on top will go in vain. Sunscreen protects you from harmful UVA / UVB rays which can cause cancer. It also helps you in premature skin aging and dark spots.
3. MAKING “DIY” SKINCARE:
We all love a good “DIY” project from time to time. But when it comes to skincare, I would not recommend it. When it comes to mixing our own ingredients in “DIY” skincare, we can sometimes not know how much is necessary. For example, I have seen a few videos where people recommend mixing lemon juice with some facemask powder to brighten your skin. Lemon juice for your skin is harmful because lemon is extremely acidic and can cause severe irritation, dryness, and skin peeling.
4. SLEEPING WITH YOUR MAKEUP ON:
We all have had days where we come back home tired and fall asleep with our makeup on. It may be a silly mistake but that can be harmful to your skin. Sleeping with your makeup on can lead to premature aging and dust particles and makeup getting accumulated in your pores leading to severe breakouts.
5. PICKING AT YOUR SKIN / BLEMISHES:
When you pick at your skin, it pushes the bacteria down to your skin leading to more breakouts and bacteria infestation. Instead, you can use an AHA / BHA cleanser or serum to help those blemishes to stay at bay. If you have Skin Picking Disorder (SPD), I would recommend you to consult with a therapist.
6. SKIPPING MOISTURIZER FOR OILY SKIN:
I have heard a few people ask me if it was important to moisturize oily skin. It surely is. Oily skin means your sebaceous gland produces more oil than necessary. It is more likely that your oily skin can be a result of environmental factors. Moisturizing helps your skin to stay hydrated. Although I would recommend you to use a more lightweight/water-based moisturizer for better results.
7. TOUCHING YOUR FACE:
This point is more necessary now than ever considering the current situation around the world. Touching your face can also lead the bacteria on your hands to your face making them more susceptible to breakouts and irritated skin. I would recommend you to keep a few tissues in hand at all times to wipe your face and reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses.
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