Everyone is guilty of a mistake or two when it comes to caring for the skin. Everyday, we make skin mistakes that cost us smooth glowing skin. Keep reading to find out if you’re caring for your skin properly, or if you need to rethink your current routine.
Most of us have a skincare routine that we stick to out of habit — it’s all about a repetition of steps you have to do day in and day out. But what if you are you repeating the wrong steps?
It’s a common misconception to think you’re pampering your skin by exfoliating daily. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells that can build up over time, removing dull and rough skin. Buffing away too much skin however, has proven to be damaging long term resulting in a diminished barrier against environmental toxins. This is also proven to increase sun damage. To make sure your skin isn’t subject to these concerns, keep your exfoliation routine to 2-3 times per week.
Falling Into Bed With Your Makeup On
Not removing your makeup for the night clogs your pore and oil glands. When makeup becomes impacted in pores, it makes them appear larger. It also leads to breakouts on the skin. Remember to always clean off your makeup no matter how tired you are.
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Picking At Your Face
Most of us know we shouldn’t do this, but lots of us do it anyway. Anytime you pick or pull at your skin, you are causing damage and creating irritation, scars and wrinkles. Even if it’s a habit, we should make a conscious effort to stop. Picking at your face is all shades of wrong.
Undermoisturizing is another common mistake. Many people are afraid to use oils as moisturizer for fear that it will clog their pores and lead to more oil production. This couldn’t be more wrong.The use of stripping cleansers and oil-free lotions, can actually lead to an overproduction of oil in the skin and throw it off balance. Undermoisturizing can also lead to more fine lines and damage down the road.
Using Dirty Makeup Brushes
It does more damage to the skin than you think. Invest in a brush cleaner, especially for your foundation brush. Keeping your brushes clean every day will erase the transfer of dirt and old makeup to your skin. Always clean them as you don’t want to end up putting bacteria on your face.
Excerpt from askderm