We work hard to take care of our skin. We frequently associate with high-quality skincare & high-priced products. We are confident they will work because they are high-end. We tend to think that skincare is all about slapping the products on the skin. On the other hand, skincare works on the surface; you won’t be able to make any meaningful improvements to your skin until and unless your insides are in good condition.
What are the skincare mistakes that you should avoid at all costs:
1. Not using sunscreen regularly
The weather is pleasant, but it is snowing, and the sun is not visible. You’re thinking about ditching your sunscreen, but trust me when we say that you’ll be making a huge mistake. Sunscreen aims to prevent tan, hyperpigmentation, premature aging, and a deadly ailment known as skin cancer. No matter what season it is, you must use sunscreen. Make it a practice to apply sunscreen every day if you want your skincare to work correctly. Always use sunscreen with a maximum of sunscreen SPF 50 and reapply every two to three hours.
2. Not cleansing correctly.
What is the purpose of washing our faces? As a result, all dirt and debris are removed, leaving you with clean, healthy skin. If you don’t cleanse your face regularly, you’ll have more breakouts, and your skin will age faster. In addition, free radicals in dirt and pollutants can alter your skin’s natural elasticity, causing fine lines, laugh lines, and wrinkles. Simply washing your face with a single cleanser is insufficient; you must double cleanse to ensure that your skin is thoroughly cleansed. After cleansing, be sure to moisturize well and apply some under eye cream to moisturize the area around the eyes.
3. Exfoliating excessively
Exfoliation is to exfoliate dead skin cells accumulated on your skin. However, if you exfoliate more than is necessary, you will be doing more harm than good to your skin. Excessive exfoliating your skin will remove it from its natural oils, causing redness, irritation, and damage to the skin barrier. If you’re new to exfoliation, whether chemical or physical, start with once or twice a week and gradually increase to twice to three times a week but not more than that.
4. Picking on your zits
As oddly satisfying as it is, we must stop popping zits for your own skin’s health. Your one minute of pleasure could result in acne scars that take months to fade. Apart from acne scars and marks, when you pop and squeeze your zit, the bacteria in the follicles move to the healthy follicles, causing further breakouts. So leave that pimple alone and treat it with the appropriate medications, such as benzoyl peroxide.
5. Using expired or stale products
People often remember to check the expiration date on anything they purchase. But when it comes to cosmetics, we don’t do it. A few years back, the vitamin c serum has now wholly oxidized. We think that a product is valid for one or two years when we buy it, but we forget to check the date when we open it. We must keep track of the expiration date, and the date it opened. After opening the lid, you will see the product’s ability to preserve its ability. Applying the expired products will lead to irritation and bacterial infections.