Skin care mistakes you might be making
Most of us think we’ve got our skin care routines down pat, but you might unknowingly be making mistakes along the way that could actually be harming your skin.
To help you right your wrongdoings, here are the most common mistakes that you could be making and some tips on how to get back on the road to healthy, beautiful skin…
MISTAKE #1: Over-exfoliating
You might love that soft, smooth feeling and the glowy, flake-free finish your skin gets after exfoliating it, but be careful not to over-exfoliate it. Over-exfoliating can cause your skin to become more sensitive and easily irritated and can lead to dry, flaking skin. So instead of exfoliating everyday, give your face a good scrub once or twice a week after cleansing. It’s enough to help refresh your skin and clear it of those pesky pore-clogging dead skin cells.
MISTAKE #2: Exfoliating incorrectly
Be sure to use gentle, circular motions rather than roughly scrubbing your skin as this can cause small tears in your skin or leave you red and irritated. There are loads of exfoliating products and techniques out there, so click here to find out the best way to exfoliate your skin!
MISTAKE #3: Not applying sun protection every day
If you’re not already using a daily moisturiser that contains SPF, then you’re more likely to start seeing the signs of ageing – lines, wrinkles, dark spots and pigmentation – set in sooner than you’d like . The sun’s harmful UVA rays are major culprits for causing premature ageing, so arm yourself with a high SPF moisturiser, stat!
MISTAKE #4: Forgetting to protect your lips
Are your lips looking and feeling a little less than luscious right now? Chances are you’ve neglected to keep them nourished and protected with a lip-loving balm with SPF – naughty! Also, avoid licking and picking at the skin on your lips as this can cause them to dry out even more and make them crack and bleed. Ouch!
MISTAKE #5: Not adapting your skin care routine to the seasons
Just as you change your foundation shade to suit your skin tone during the summer and winter months, it’s vital to switch up your skin care routine to suit the changing seasons. During winter, start using a nourishing oil to give your skin an extra hit of hydration, and switch out your lighter oil-free moisturiser for a thicker, more hydrating formula.
Have you made any of these skin care mistakes?