Figuring out your skincare routine can be a bit tricky because there is no one-fits-all approach. Doing what’s right for your skin and its specific needs is always the safest and the best bet for your skin. However, there are some mistakes we are all making along the way, not knowing that avoiding them is going to leave our skin healthier and clearer. You would be surprised to see how a few tweaks and small changes in your skincare routine can make all the difference.
Not Cleansing Thoroughly Enough
The majority of us lead insanely busy lives, and after a long day, the last thing you want to do is dedicate effort and time to cleaning your face. But a little bit of after is going to give you good and healthy skin in the long run, for many years to come. So, grabbing the first face wash you see and splashing your face for twenty-second is definitely not enough.
The skin repairs and regenerates itself at night, and it cannot do that effectively if there is the build-up of dirt and grime on top of the skin. Not cleaning the skin for long periods of time will lead to growth in bacteria, which leads to more inflammation.
Everyone gets pimples, no matter the age or the stage of your skin. But for most of us, pimples are incredibly annoying, and we cannot resist picking them. But, picking the pimples will not make them go away quicker or less painfully. When you pick your spots and pimples, you increase the risk of red marks or even long-term scarring. When you notice that the pimple has appeared, the best thing you can do is leave it alone and let it heal itself.
This little tip is going to save you a lot of money and time. A lot of us want to tend to our skin in the best way we possibly can, which leads to using too much product. Only so much will is going to be absorbed by our skin, and the remaining product is completely wasted. Also, swapping products around too often can confuse your skin, because you do not allow them enough time to work their magic if they have any to offer.
Not Cleaning Makeup Brushes/Sponges
Washing all of your makeup sponges and brushes is not fun work, but it is definitely work that needs to be done. It may be time-consuming and a little bit boring, but not cleaning your sponges and brushes is going to cancel or the hard work you have put into your skincare routine. Regularly cleaning your makeup brushes and sponges is going to keep your makeup looking its best, it is going to provide your skin with some amazing benefits, and it will ensure that your brushes and sponges last a long time.
Not Wearing Daily SPF
If you are spending a lot of money on expensive skincare products, but you are not wearing sunscreen every day, you definitely need to rethink things. You need to wear SPF all throughout the year, even in winter or when it is cloudy outside. Sunscreen is going to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, which can cause signs of aging, such as pigmentation and wrinkles.