Taking care of your skin is really good but the question is are you doing it right ? There are thousands of skincare products available on the market but the question is which ones are good for your skin type and which ones are not? You could possibly have an array of skincare products in your cupboard but you still make some mistakes when using them. Here are 6 skincare mistakes you're making!
1. Choosing the wrong products for your skin type
Not all products are suitable for all skin types. You have to choose products that are specifically designed for your skin. It is very important to pay attention on how to choose a skincare brand and most importantly a specific skincare product. If your skin is dry, select products that will give you extra moisture such as oils and serums. On the other hand if you have oily skin, opt for products that have salicylic acid and make sure you choose products are non comedogenic and non acneigenic so that they can nourish your face without clogging pores. Non- comedogenic oils include avocado oil, prickly pear seed oil or moringa oils. If your skin is sensitive you have to be extra careful with what ingredients you feed it. We sometimes wonder what to look for in skin care products. We suggest to mainly look carefully at the ingredient list to make sure the product is fragrance free and also make sure the product doesn't have any harsh chemicals that will irritate your skin. Choosing the wrong products is one of the skincare mistakes to avoid. The best skincare routine should remain simple and should include all ingredients that are suitable for your skin type. The best skin care products are not the ones with the most good reviews but the ones that are suitable for your skin type.
2. Sleeping with make up on
Sleeping with make up on is a very bad idea. It will clog your pores and can cause breakouts. It can also dry out your skin and cause redness and sensitivity. Sleeping with your make up on can increase your exposure to free radicals which will lead your skin to age faster. If you are too tired to do your night skincare routine , at least remove your make up with a wipe.Sleeping with make on is one of the other mistakes you need to avoid to maintain a healthy skin. Even one night with your make up on can cause harm to your skin.
3. Applying a big quantity of a product
We tend to think that the more product we apply on our face the faster our skin would look clearer and smoother but that will just remain wishful thinking. In fact putting too much product on your skin is never a good idea and it will take time to get rid of all your skincare concern. Less is more when it comes to your skincare products. A pea sized amount of your skincare is more than enough to cover your whole face. Using a lot of the product would simply be a waste of money. Using a lot of product on your face can in fact clog your pores or make it greasy. This is one common skin mistakes that a lot of people tend to do.
4.Combining the wrong skincare products together
Us women tend to get super excited about buying a new skincare product that we heard about online or simply read an awesome review about. This new product you just ordered could be good on its own however will it fit in your minimalist skincare routine? You have to remember that some ingredients do not work well together and therefore could increase irritation to your skin.
For example, Retinol and Vitamin C are not a favourable combination. Alone Retinol is an excellent ingredient, same as the vitamin C used alone, However combining the two of them might not be the best choice for your skin. A solution could be to apply vitamin C during the day and retinol in the evening. The bottom line is when you order a new product, check all the ingredients that it has and do some research about what can and can’t be mixed together for optimum skin results.
5. The order of your Minimaltic Skincare Soutine is important
The order of your minimalist skincare routine really matters. You can’t put your eye cream first,and then cleanse your face . You would be surprised to know that a lot of people get the order wrong.The best skincare routine to follow in the morning is start with cleansing , Serum or toner , moisturiser or oil then finish with sunscreen. In the nighttime skin care routine start with cleansing, serum or toner, retinol then finish with a moisturiser or oil. It is also very important to wait about 30 seconds to 1 minute between products so that each product can penetrate fully. Retinol before or after moisturiser has been a question asked by many, we highly suggest that retinol should be applied first and then you should wait a couple minutes before you apply a moisturiser. A good suggestion is to apply an oil after the retinol such as the prickly pear seed oil which works very well with retinol. If you apply the oil before the retinol , the oil will block the retinol from penetrating your skin. However you have to remember that each skin is different and skincare routine for dry skin can be different than a skincare routine for combination.
6. Leaving your skin bare for long after cleansing
Cleansing is very good for your skin however it is not enough. In fact as soon as you cleanse, you need to tone and then moisturise your skin. If you leave your skin bare for long after cleansing, it will dehydrate and the moisture will leave your skin. Pick a toner which is alcohol free such as the Rose Water mist and then use a moisturiser or an oil or both.