In today’s world, skincare is more important than ever. With the increasing amount of pollution, stress, and exposure to harmful UV rays, our skin needs all the care it can get. However, despite our best intentions, we may end up making some skincare mistakes that can damage our skin. Here are seven of the most common skincare routine mistakes you might be making and how to fix them.
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1. Using expired products
Expired skincare products can cause infections, rashes, and other skin issues or simply be ineffective. Make sure to check the expiration date on your products and use them before they expire.
2. Using too many new skincare products at once
Using too many new skincare products can be dangerous because if you get skin irritation, breakouts, or sensitivity, then you won’t know which product is causing it! So always try only one product at a time. Preferably for at least a whole month before adding a second new product.
Exfoliating is a great way to remove dead skin cells and give your skin a fresh glow. However, over-exfoliating can cause irritation and damage your skin barrier, leading to sensitivity, dryness, and inflammation. Most experts recommend an exfoliation 1 to 3 times/week, but it will always depend on your skin! So always start slowly to avoid this skincare mistake.
4. Using hot water to wash your face
Hot water strips your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness, irritation, and redness. It’s best to use lukewarm or room-temperature water when washing your face.
5. Using dirty makeup brushes
If you’re doing a great skincare routine but are using dirty makeup brushes, then you’re putting all the dirt and bacteria that can grow on dirty brushes back into your skin! The American Academy of Dermatology recommends you wash your brushes at least once every 7 to 10 days! And your makeup sponges should be washed after every use.
6. Not wearing sunscreen
Sun damage is not only one of the leading causes of premature aging but also of skin cancer. Not wearing sunscreen can increase your risk of both. Make sure to apply a facial sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day, even when it’s cloudy outside! UV rays can penetrate the clouds and still reach us.
7. Not removing your makeup properly
Not removing your makeup properly can lead to clogged pores, breakouts, and other skin issues. Make sure to use a makeup remover and cleanser after to make sure all was removed before going to sleep.
In conclusion, skincare mistakes can be dangerous for your skin. However, by being aware of them and taking the necessary steps to fix them, you can keep your skin healthy and glowing. So, make sure to avoid these skincare mistakes and keep your skin looking its best!
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