Hey there BKFam,
'Mistakes are what makes you human' but would it give you good skin🤔 ? No, it won’t. So stop making these mistakes which can do more harm than good. Our skin is something that’s going to represent us for our entire life.
So taking care of our skin and our body is really essential. We are here with the top 10 skincare mistakes you should avoid making 🙅🏻♀️. So without further ado, let’s begin.
One of the main mistakes we all make is not giving proper time for a product to work on our skin. We use a product for like a week and expect it to give results. Each product has a different time period for it to work.
For example, a toner or an essence needs 2 to 3 weeks for it to show results, For a sunscreen or a cleanser it shows result right after using, and for a moisturizer or a serum it can take up to 5 to 6 weeks and depend on the purpose it can take up to 3 months to show the desired results.
Exfoliation is one of the key steps to maintain healthy-looking skin. But too much exfoliation can irritate and can affect the texture of your skin. So many of us love using the good old sugar scrubs and coffee scrubs but when scrubbing the big granules in the scrub can irritate and damage your skin. Not just physical exfoliants, tools like Clarisonic also exfoliate your skin, so after using a Clarisonic you don’t really have to use another exfoliator.
Using a hot towel to remove the clay mask also lightly exfoliates your skin. But when using a clay mask the best way to remove them is just by splashing the water until the mask is washed away. So if you do it all together it can potentially irritate the skin. If you want to know more about exfoliation then check out Skincare 101 How to Exfoliate
When buying skincare products it is important to check for the right ingredients for your skin concern. But we all hate ingredients like alcohol and other preservatives in our products, right? But don’t always judge a product based on their ingredient list. I also love checking out the products and their benefits and harms using sites like Skincarisma and Incidecoder, but what their problem is that they separate all the ingredients and show the benefits and harms. But when we look at a product the benefits and harms should be calculated as a whole. By means, the formulation should be considered as a whole. Even if a product contains alcohol don’t just judge it, When looking at the ingredients always focus on the percentage. If a very hydrating rich moisturizer contains alcohol then don’t worry about using it, it won’t dry out your skin. It’s always about the percentage of an ingredient, so next time don’t judge a product just because it contains alcohol or other preservatives.
Using makeup wipes to remove makeup is a Big No-No. One, because they contain so many chemicals and continue using them can cause pimples. Two, just using a makeup wipe is not enough to remove all the makeup from the skin, if any residue of makeup is left on the skin then it can also cause pimples. Three regular uses of makeup wipes to wipe away all the makeup can cause wrinkles and fine lines. We already have mentioned how you can properly clean your face after using makeup in previous blogs so don’t forget to check out those.
We all love testing out a product before buying right, but when buying skincare one of the main mistakes we make is trying on the product on our skin. NEVER EVER DO THAT. Why? Even before you touched the product, a hundred others must have touched it and used it. Even though how much they claimed to sanitize those there will still be some germs left using them directly on your face can give you pimples. This is not only for skincare but also for makeup, do not use the testers on your face. Since its pandemic, don’t even think about touching any skincare or makeup testers. If you have to then sanitize your hand properly. I know I don’t have to tell you all of this but still, you never be too safe right! -> winky face
I know so many people who still do these. Baking soda for your face? What are you doing? I too have heard of using baking soda for your pimples but trust me don’t do it. The skin on your face is very delicate so you have to treat it delicately too. So don’t put ingredients like toothpaste, baking soda, lemon juice, potato, even yogurt on your face. They can do more harm than good. Also, don’t use sugar or rice flour as scrubs they can cause micro-cuts on your skin.
When using any products on your skin, hair, or even your body, always do a patch test first. Every product reacts differently to every skin type so if you do a patch test before using it, even if you show any reactions to the product you won’t be affected as much. This is not only for store-bought products but also for at-home DIY’s. So always do a patch test before using any products. Now comes the question, where to do it? The patch test is mostly done either on the wrist or behind the ears. After applying the product for patch test wait for 10 to 15 minutes if no rash or redness occurs then you can continue using it.
I have no idea how many times I have mentioned this, But still, SUNSCREEN IS A MUST. Even if how much skincare you do, if you didn’t apply sunscreen then it’s all a waste. As they say, prevention is better than cure. There are so many skin problems that can arise due to overexposure to the sun. Sunscreen is the best way to prevent it from happening. Not only applying sunscreen every day but reapplying every 2 hours is also important.
The next mistakes we all make is constantly touching our face. In our daily day to day life, we touch so many things. And mostly all areas are filled with germs. So if touch other things and if you touch your face with the same hands then those germs can penetrate into your skin and cause pimples. We don’t want that do we? So stop touching your face and always use a sanitizer before touching your face. And don’t forget to sanitize your phone every day.
Sheet masks were a big hit in 2018. They can give you amazing glowy healthy-looking skin in one use. But are they really necessary in your skincare routine? Definitely not. Using a sheet mask once a week or you can use it when you have an important event to attend for that healthy-looking skin, other than that a sheet mask in your daily skin care is not that necessary. Also using a sheet mask every day is not that green-friendly too because of the plastic cover it comes with.
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