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In today’s post, I am going to tell you the master list of skincare mistakes. I am sharing some skin-care mistakes that you may be making and you don’t know about. You have to stop these common skin-care mistakes as soon as possible. Why? Because It will help you to protect your skin. And it will make your skincare routine effective.
But in this post, I’m gonna talk about all the common skin-care mistakes that you are making and you don’t have any idea about that. These skin-care mistakes can harm your skin without giving you any major warning.
So besties, If you want to know how to improve your skin, how to make your skin-care routine effective, then this post is for you.
Every skin-care junky will advise you to make a skin-care routine. They say you should start by creating and managing a proper skincare routine.
But sometimes a perfect skin-care routine doesn’t work well for you.
Why? See, a skin-care routine is an amazing thing but making skin-care mistakes and treating your skin in the wrong way is not good.
The main thing is that you have to avoid those common and worst skin-care mistakes asap.
If you really want to make your skin-care journey effective? Then please read this master list of skin-care mistakes that you need to stop right now. Okay so let’s explore those skin-care mistakes:
1. Using products with harmful chemicals
I’m not saying that you should use all-natural… because chemical skincare is always better than DIYs. But I’m talking about harmful chemicals here:
Here is a list of harmful chemicals that you must avoid using: Parabens, Sulfates, Fragrance, PEG (Polyethylene Glycol), Phenoxyethanol, and many more.
Whenever you buy a new skin-care product then please first check out its ingredients. If you find any harmful chemicals in the product, don’t use it!
Or if there are some ingredients that don’t suit your skin, you can skip that product.
2. Rubbing your skin
I remember I used to do this. But I stopped this skin-care mistake now. When you wash your face and then use a towel to dry it out.
Don’t wipe it or rub that towel on your face. You can simply pat the towel on your face..this will soak all the water from your skin.
This will also help your skin to maintain its natural moisture. This little skin-care mistake is huge. So please take care of your skin and treat it gently.
3. Dirty towels
You, Me, all of us made this mistake at least once. Do you check the towel before putting that on your face?
Always make sure that your towel is clean enough. Try washing your towel thrice in a week. And give your towel some sunlight so that all bad bacterias go away.
Tip: Never use the same towel to clean your body and face. Use different towels for both of them.
4. Dirty makeup brushes
If you love doing make-up and always try new make-up looks then this is your sign to clean your make-up brushes. Dirty make-up brushes your skin and makes it cakey too.
It’s not only a skin-care mistake but it’s a make-up mistake too. Dirty brushes may cause acne, irritation, and rough skin. So clean your make-up brushes before applying new make-up on your face.
5. Not removing make-up
BIGGEST SKIN-CARE MISTAKE. As soon as you reach your home, the first thing is to remove your make-up. Let your skin breathe.
And never make the mistake of sleeping with make-up on.
You can either apply Aloe Vera gel after removing make-up. This will heal your skin and restore that glow.
6. Skipping sunscreen
Sunscreen is a. Big game changer. Apply sunscreen even if you are at home all day. Protecting our skin from UV light is a really important thing.
There are many sunscreens available in the market. You can try these sunscreens:
7. Touching your skin
Continuously touching your skin without any reason can cause skin issues. Don’t touch your skin with dirty hands and nails.
It gives acne and sometimes blemishes too. So avoid picking your face as much as possible.
8. Dirty pillow covers
Like dirty towels, there are dirty pillow covers too. It also harms your skin. Why put your face on a house full of bacterias?
Wash your pillow covers at least once a week. Make sure that they are clean and sanitized.
9. Not hydrating your skin
Hydration is not just for your body’s functions. Your skin needs hydration. Drink enough water and take care of your skin. It allows your skin to regulate blood circulation.
10. Popping pimples
Okay,we all are in this together. A huge skin-care mistake that we do is to pop the pimples and what after that? Stubborn blemishes?
Ofc. Stop teasing pimples, don’t touch them. You can use pimple patches to avoid touching your pimples. Patches help to remove that pimple’s dirt in an easy way.
11. Dirty phone
A recent study finds that there are more than 17,000 bacterias on phone screens. I also believe in this because we keep touching our phones all day.
We take our phone with us whenever we go…. Yes, even in the washroom. You can imagine your cell phone is a real house of bacterias. Clean your phone, sanitize it.
12. Skipping moisturize
Moisturizing is important. Yes even if you have oily skin. This step is important.
Using the right moisturizer can help your skin to regulate its natural oil production. If you have an oily skin type like me you can use gel-based moisturizers.
You can check out this super affordable oil-free moisturizer:
➡️ POND’S Super Light Gel Face Moisturiser with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E
13. Using face wipes
Say no to face wipes… they don’t remove make-up and can harm your skin. It is harsh on your skin and makes it rough.
Use good quality cotton or cleansing balm to remove your make-up. You can even use face mist to give freshness to your skin. I would like to suggest this one:
➡️ Pyoura skin-care I have been using this for a long time and it’s a great face mist.
14. Washing your face
Washing your face is not a skin-care mistake. Yes, you can wash your face twice a day but why are you washing your face way too much?
Every time you wash your face your skin barrier gets disturbed. You can wash your face with a gentle cleanser or just rub one ice cube on your face.
But not just wash it with simple water…. Make sure you are washing your face with clean water, not so much sour.
15. Not knowing your skin type
Do you know your skin type? If not then please note that first. Let me help you with this.
I have made a graphic that will help you to know your skin type easily. Please go through this Instagram post:
Why does skin type matter? I have already talked about this many times.. skin type matters because how can you trust any other product in the market that will work for you or not?
Always consider your skin type and then go for skin care and even make-up products.
16. An extreme quick face wash
GUYS! I know your time is valuable but you are making a huge skin-care mistake here.
Don’t wash your face so quickly with any cleanser. Massage with your cleanser for at least 60 seconds. Allow cleanser ingredients to work.
17. Don't touch it
Don’t touch it, what? A DROPPER. Many products have droppers now to apply the product. Serums have mostly a dropper system.
All I’m saying here is don’t touch the product’s dropper. Not only with your hands but avoid touching it with your face too. It can cause bacterias and can give you other skin issues.
18. Blindly following the trend
Niacinamide? Hydrochloric acid? I think you are hearing these things nowadays a lot more. Brand launches a product, influencers promote it and you buy that thing!
Why? Why buy that stuff bestie? First know that if that skincare thing works for that, it doesn’t mean that it will work for you too… Don’t buy any new launch product without proper exploration and research. Do your own research first.
Go to YouTube, Go to Google, Go to Quora. There are so many creators who give honest reviews too. Then check your skin type, your skin concern, and then go for that product. That’s it!
19. Dirty glasses
If you wear glasses as I do then this can be your little skin-care mistake too. Yes! We wear glasses all day, put them aside when needed, and forget to clean up.
Always clean your glasses before wearing them. Keep them safe and sanitized. Put your glasses in a clean glasses box.
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