If you are aging out or your skin is just not as silky and smooth as you would like, your ignorant or unhygienic habits might be the cause and you never even doubted them; and the stupid fixes might be doing more harm than any good to you. So, here are some of the biggest skin mistakes you’re making, and how to correct them before it’s too late.
Ignoring The Skin Type You Are Having
First of all detect what skin type you are having. It is really important especially to judge which products to use or skip. For example, it’s probably not wise to use stuffs with salicylic acid on dry and rough skin, as it irritates the already dehydrated skin. If you’re not aware of your skin type, consult an aesthetician or dermatologist. I will not suggest doing a self – profile, because again you might not be getting 100% sure results.
Applying Lemon Extracts To Clean Or Glow Up Your Skin
“Natural Treatments” are all in the trend these days. But, beware as they are not equally effective on all genres of skins. Lemon juice is considered one of such natural remedies to clean or brighten the skin. With a pH of 2 on the pH scale, citrus fruits like lemon and orange can prove to be detrimental to the skin in both short and long span of use. Apart from initial symptoms including rashes, burns and irritation, lemon dries off your face and does not allow moisture to hold on and can tamper the skin’s acid covering, which saves your skin from bacterial attacks. Same thing goes with baking soda as well.
Over – Exfoliating
People who are likely to get pimples or have oily skin sometimes tend to incline blindly towards exfoliators and harsh cleansers which completely dry things out. But, over – scrubbing can affect the balance of your skin too. Although it “feels” like it’s working, but actually it deeply strips the skin of all its necessary oils and derogate its own natural protective layer. Drying out your skin in this way actually accelerates oil production and enhances breakouts.
Using Makeup Cleansing Wipes For Cleaning The Face
Makeup wipes are awesome, especially for goofy nights and busy schedules. But, relying on them too often could be sometimes awful for your skin. After you use a wipe, some amount of chemicals and irritants remain on your skin because these wipes don’t come with rinse element. Also, compatibility of your skin type with such wipes may also vary. While I know they’re still amazing, do follow up with a gentle wash and moisturize the skin.
Not Applying Sunscreens
I don’t want to scare you, but these days risk of getting skin cancer is actually increasing day by day. Using SPF 15, at least daily, could decrease your probability of getting skin cancer by 35–45%. According to studies, everyone should protect their skin against harmful Ultra Violet rays, and most especially the ones with lighter skin color. Also, getting exposed directly to the sun prematurely ages you.
Not Viewing The Ingredient List Before Purchasing “all-natural” Or “organic” Items
It is almost becoming a fallacy these days that everything marked as “natural”, or whose ingredients are in “raw” form, comes with an assurance to give you good-skin. But actually sometimes even a natural product might not be suited to your skin type, which will ultimately end up giving undesired and even harmful results to your skin. Remember to check the ingredient list when you shop for natural stuffs next time!
Using Various New Products At A Time
Too much of anything is bad, and especially when it comes to beauty products. Use less, but use the correct ones for your skin. Trying out every single new thing which comes in the market will prove to be fatal for your skin. Avoid experimenting with your skin unless you know your correct skin type. Exposing your skin to a new formula every time might result in unexpected breakouts and harmful allergic reactions. Hence, try to find the one exclusively made for your beauty routine to avoid your skin blues.
Applying The Products Against Their Order Of Usage
This is one of the common mistakes one does while applying beauty products. One must know the correct order and preference of using the beauty products. If you want to avail maximum benefit out of your skincare items then you must apply them in their proper order. For instance, applying heavier products first may block the lighter-weight ones from penetrating into the skin and thus preventing them from doing their job. Thus, you should apply products preferably form thin to thick texture after you cleanse.
Applying Make – Up With Dirty Brushes
Using anything dirty on your skin is a bad habit, and especially when it comes to using Make – up brushes, its worst of all. After countless number of make-up applications, your makeup brushes get caked with concealer and eye shadow. Moreover, building up of bacteria on any sort of thing associated with human body cannot be avoided. Thus, using a dirty or frequently used make-up kits or brushes might add to your blues. Thus, it is advised to use a brush spray, or gentle cleanser to regularly get the filthy dirt out of the brushes.
Popping Out Pimples
Whoever had a pimple problem during their teenage would know about the temptation to “pop” a pimple. But, you must try to resist that temptation, as popping a pimple backfires on you sometimes and can permanently enlarge the pores. Popping the pimple yourself will cause the infection to go deeper. Instead, visit a dermatologist if you can’t control your temptation or there is some pain in that area of skin. Also, you must try to wash your face as much as possible.
Sleeping At Night With Your Makeup Face On
Last but not the least; I understand you all are lazy in taking the make-up off your faces as much as you are excited while you are putting it on. But, you should not go to bed at night without taking it off, or your pores will get clogged. Remove everything from your face first and make your face clean, before you sleep.