We all want healthy, glowing skin and we all want to use the best skincare products available on the market.
Every day we find a lot of information regarding the best skincare routine and sometimes we implement everything and still can’t see results. If this sound familiar, you could be making one of these common skincare mistakes. Here are some of the most common skincare mistakes you’re probably making and how to fix them to get glowing skin.
1. Not removing your makeup off before bed
One of the most common – and most harmful – skincare mistakes is not removing your makeup at the end of the day. The evening skincare routine is a key part of skin’s restorative process. When you sleep your skin has time to repair damaged cells and replenish moisture. One way in which the skin does this is by producing more of its own natural sebum. This oily secretion is full of nutrients and fatty acids to help the skin heal itself. Although this oil is good for the skin, when it’s mixed with makeup, grime and dirt, it can clog pores and cause major break-outs.
2. Facial wipes
We know that facial wipes are convenient, easy and quick to use, there are a few disadvantages of using facial wipes. Facial wipes do not clean your skin thoroughly. They’ll take off your makeup, but they’ll also strip essential oils from the surface layers of the skin. They remove some makeup and debris, but facial wipes should not replace your cleanser. Makeup wipes are also harsh on the skin. You must press down hard enough to scrape off the makeup. Avoid facial wipes if you want to have healthy, glowing skin. Make sure you are washing your face right to protect against dry skin.
3. Over Exfoliating
Another common mistake is over-exfoliating and over-cleansing the skin, both of which can damage the skin barrier. Over exfoliation can damage your skin’s moisture barrier, which in turn can result in a whole host of problems – like inflammation, acne, irritation and sensitivity. Avoid this skincare mistake by avoiding scrubbing, chemical toners, retinoids and chemical brushes. If you’re already using a retinoid regularly, you don’t need to be using a chemical exfoliant on top. If you don’t know what is the best way to exfoliate your skin, ask our Skin Expert during your Virtual Skin Consultation (Book here).
4. Not wearing SPF
All skin experts agree – wearing daily SPF is a non-negotiable for skin health. Not incorporating effective sun protection methods can lead to skin cancer and speed up the ageing process. The steps to reduce this skincare mistake – apply sunscreen every day, even during the wintertime. Stick with a daily SPF of 50 and wear a hat to shield your face on sunny days (Check one of our bestsellers – Nimue SPF50 Environmental Shield – Cream Protection)
5. Avoiding moisturiser
Some people think that oily skin doesn’t need a moisturiser. Don’t make this skincare mistake. It is important to know that each skin type needs a moisturiser. In fact, using a moisturiser can actually help your skin regulate its own natural oil production – resulting in fewer spots overall. Apply moisturiser in the morning and in the evening to protect your skin. You can experience skin dryness after a shower or cleanser and this is the time to apply serum and moisturiser into your skin. Forgetting to moisturise right away increases the skin’s susceptibility to further dryness and dehydration. Skin may also feel uncomfortably tight after a shower, which can lead to more irritation.
Moisturising immediately after cleansing prevents further damage, dryness, irritation, and itchiness.
6.Wrong order of applying skincare product.
The correct order to apply skincare routine is a key to keep your skin healthy and glowing; it matters what is the quality of your skin products and how you apply them to your skin. Wrong products for your skin and order can be ineffective (If certain products aren’t able to penetrate your skin properly, you obviously can’t get their full benefits) or what is worse – can irritate your skin. Using products in the wrong order could cause new skin problems.