Sloughing-off dead skin is undoubtedly a good habit since it helps you chuck out dull buildup and dead skin-cells, revealing more radiant and fresh skin. However, it might result in redness and irritation if done too often. If you want to avoid inflammation and increased wrinkles, exfoliate your skin once a week only.
Overstocking your medicine cabinet
People are often using too many beauty products without realizing, which results in skin damage. A complicated, overly intricate skin regime with loads of active preservatives and ingredients might end up in a disaster. If you have normal skin, all you need is a basic cleanser and a good moisturizer. Open your garbage bag and siphon out all other products you have in your cabinet.
Using your cell phone all the time
If you are one of those who just can’t leave their cell phone alone, it can result in bacterial infections. Cell phones provide a perfect breeding ground to bacteria. All that makeup and oil that gets trapped in the phone keys and screen can cause various skin problems. Never forget to clean your cell phone with alcohol every once in a while.
Putting acne medication everywhere
Acne medication needs to be used on only the acne spots. It can dry out the healthy parts of your face, and its application on the rest of the face might result in overproduction of oil. This often causes more breakouts.
Cleansing your face in the morning
Washing your face in the morning might seem like a perfect start to your day. However, most dermatologists beg to differ. According to them, your skin reestablishes the pH levels, regenerates, and increases the collagen production.
Not cleaning your makeup brushes
If you do not keep your brushes clean, they can trap bacteria and excess oil in their bristles. Imagine brushing all that back onto your skin again. Wash your brushes with baby shampoo at least one each week.
Although sunscreen is considered one of the most annoying things to put on, it is necessary. Yes, it is sometimes greasy, oily and makes your skin look white, but it protects your skin from quite a lot of different problems that sun can cause. Skin aging, wrinkling, and burns are just a few that can be avoided by applying sunscreen before going out.
Using cleansing wipes rather than face wash
Although it seems easy to reach for the facial wipes after coming home from a party, they are not a good option. These wipes can only remove a few layers of makeup and dirt. They leave all that irritating residue behind that might cause clogged pores and breakouts.
Ignoring your skin-type
Choosing the right beauty products is not always easy. Just because it is pretty and smells nice does not mean it will suit your skin. Be knowledgeable about your skin-type and choose products that will benefit you.
Taking your skincare regime seriously
Yes, there might be times when you just skip a step, maybe you are too busy or tired to try. However, short cutting on skin cleansing, toning and moisturizing is not a good idea. It will affect your skin badly in the long run.