Glowing and perfect skin is what we all strive for. Most of us have a daily skincare routine that we stick to, but what if what you're doing just isn't cutting it? If that's the case, it's time to take a step back and figure out why. Maybe you're using the wrong products, overdoing it, or you may even have some bad habits that you're completely unaware of. Keep reading for our top 6 skincare mistakes you may be making.
1. Sleeping with makeup on
This skincare mistake is one that everyone knows about, but doesn't necessarily follow. Leaving your makeup on while you sleep will clog your pore and oil glands and can also end up getting in your eyes while sleeping which can cause inflammation. We all have had those late nights, when we come home and just jump right in bed without even thinking twice about taking off our makeup. If you're one of those people, try keeping a pack of makeup wipes next to your bed for easy access!
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2. Not changing your pillowcase enough
Did you know that not changing your pillowcase enough can lead to acne? In a perfect world, you should be changing your pillowcase every couple of days or so. This is because your pillowcase will accumulate buildup from makeup, hair, and skincare products over time. Also, you should be using a silk pillowcase- not cotton. Silk will help to minimize any permanent creases or future complexion issues, where cotton actually provides a slight friction which will result in permanent creasing over time.
3. Choosing the right products
Instead of grabbing a pretty looking bottle off the shelf or purchasing the newest trendy product, do your research on what products you should be using based on your skin type and habits. If you are a minimalist and usually go for a simple 3 step routine, don't go out and buy a celebrity's 10 step routine just because that's what they do. The chances are, you will probably never use all of those products. Also, keep in mind that what works for your friend or favorite influencer may not work for you. Take your time, do your research, and try out different products that are best suited for your skin type to see which ones work the best for you.
Exfoliating is a much needed step in your skincare routine, but it's definitely possible to overdo it. Take exfoliating out of your daily skincare routine, as it really only needs to be done 2-3 times a week. The purpose of exfoliating is to get rid of any dead skin cells. By rubbing your face too hard, or by exfoliating every day, you will actually do more harm than good because you are basically stripping your skin, which will result in sensitive skin.
5. Using too much product
You know the saying, "Less is more"? Well that is 100% true about applying your skincare products. Too much of a product, or too many products are nothing but a waste of money and can actually end up clogging your pores. It's best to use anywhere from a pea-sized to a grape-sized amount of product- any more and you are overdoing it.
6. Be wary of DIYs
Everyone loves a good DIY, especially when it comes to beauty routines. They seem great, because they tend to call for natural ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Truth be told, they aren't always as great as they seem. If ingredients used in some DIYs are used incorrectly they can actually damage your skin. A lot of commonly used DIY ingredients like apple cider vinegar and baking soda can actually destroy your skin barrier, causing irritated and dry skin. It's best to save yourself the trouble and purchase skincare products recommended by your dermatologist.