Welcome back to the blog, ladies! Today, we’ll discuss one of the most important organs in the human body: our skin. People tend to forget how important skincare is and how crucial it is to keep your skin moisturized and your makeup fresh.
When it comes to these bad skincare habits, we all have done them one way or another. It is okay to make mistakes along the way. The important thing is learning from them and passing our knowledge to our fellow friends, who tend to do these things often.
Let’s debunk some skincare myths and what we can do to avoid them. Here are 7 things you should NEVER (And I mean it, ever) do to your skin.
Popping and Picking Imperfections
When it comes to your skin, this is one of the worst things you can do. This is repeated quite often, but we tend to forget how truly important it is to leave our faces alone. I know how frustrating it can be to get acne in some of the worst possible moments, but popping and picking pimples will only make them worse.
All popping and picking will do is hurt your face. Allowing them to heal on their own guarantees the wound will disappear at its own pace without leaving a bad mark. Avoid infections and scarring by keeping your hands off your face.
Over-Exfoliating During Your Skincare Routine
This is one of the most common mistakes in your skincare routine. Don’t get me wrong, exfoliating can be wonderful for your skin, it removes dead skin cells and cleans your pores. However, it is recommended you only exfoliate two or three times a week, depending on the product you are using.
When you over-exfoliate your skin, you can wind up scratching off the surface of your skin’s protective barrier. This is very dangerous, as it will leave this delicate area prone to infection and other toxins.
Make sure to follow your product’s directions and avoid exfoliating every day. It will only do more harm than good.
Too Much Heat
It is possible you may be subjecting your skin to a lot of heat. Hot showers and baths dry out the skin immensely, causing redness, itching, and even skin peeling. I honestly did not know this before, but it is terrifying, who would want that?
Such conditions can cause the skin’s normal moisture balance to be compromised, stripping it from its normal oils, fats, and proteins. If you want moisturized skin, then, you should avoid really hot water at all costs. I know we all love a really hot shower from time to time, but remember to not overdo it for the sake of your skin.
Sleeping with Eye Makeup Still On (Or Any Makeup)
I know sometimes all we want to do is hop in bed and forget about our makeup. Perhaps we do a quick rinse on our faces and forget about our eyes. This is extremely detrimental, to say the least. Sleeping with your makeup on can clog your pores terribly and trap dirt inside your skin. You can also break out more easily, as the makeup will only dry out and irritate your skin.
There is a saying that says “Beauty lies with those who prepare for sleep”, so taking off your makeup is an essential part of your skincare routine. If you want to achieve your skincare goals, leaving your makeup on will definitely hold you back.
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Not Cleansing the Whole Face Before Bed
Double cleansing is one of the most important parts of your skincare routine. Previously, we discussed the importance of taking off your makeup and the consequences that leaving it on can have on the skin. Sometimes you may think you have cleaned your face when, in fact, you really haven’t.
Using a combination of a makeup remover (it can be a cleansing balm, micellar water, cleansing pp foams, oil-based, etc.) and a cleanser ideal for your type of skin (dry, oily, or combination) will do wonders for your skin at night. Double cleansing makes sure all the makeup particles are fully removed from your face, and even though it takes a bit more time, it will improve your skin’s texture and overall health.
Washing the Face Too Hard
Here is another cleansing tip. Just like never washing your face is bad for the skin, washing your face too hard can also be harmful. How you scrub your face matters when it comes to attaining clear skin.
Washing your face more vigorously won’t make it “cleaner”, it can only irritate, damage the skin cells and strip away the skin’s natural oils. Just remember how delicate this part of our body is. The key is finding the best skincare products that will melt the makeup and dirt away.
Using the Same Products for Decades
Few people know this, but using your favorite skincare products for years can be ineffective. You may love your skincare products, but your face will eventually adapt to the active ingredients in the products you are using, making them unsuccessful over time.
This is why I encourage you to try out different brands and products and see how your face reacts to each of them. Every once in a while, it can be good to change up and reset your skin.
Skincare tips are just as important as makeup tips, next time you do any of these things, remember how terrible they can be for your skin. A beautiful, fresh, and moisturized skin is what allows our makeup to look intact, so taking care of it should be our number one priority.
What did you think about these tips? Do you do any of these things? Let me know in the comments below.
Remember, you are beautiful!