Here are some common skincare mistakes you should avoid while practicing your skincare routine:
1. Using hot water to wash your face
You should never wash your face with hot water as it strips out natural oils from your skin and leaves your skin dry and parched. So always wash your face with lukewarm/ cold water. Turn down the heat and use lukewarm water.
2. Not taking your makeup off at night
One of the most common and harmful skin mistakes is to not take off your makeup before sleeping. The skin regains its moisture and repairs the damaged cells when you are asleep. Sleeping with makeup clogs the pores and doesn’t allow the skin to replenish and work to your advantage at night, this can lead to acne or breakouts.
3. Do not Over exfoliate
If you use toners, scrubs, retinoids daily you are all over-exfoliating way too much. You should only use one exfoliator at a time, as over-exfoliating makes your skin acne-prone, sensitive, and dry. Understand your skin type and select your exfoliators wisely:
4. Not Moisturising your skin
No matter what your skin type is, you have to moisturise your skin twice a day. You should have the right moisturiser according to your skin to prevent breakouts.
For Oily skin:
For Dry Skin:
5. Not using the right cleanser
Using the right cleanser is very important as harsh chemicals and leave your skin dry, here are some recommendations for you to select the right cleanser for your face:
6. Not wearing SPF
Wearing an SPF is a must for skin health to protect the skin from UV radiations, uneven skin tone and is the most effective anti-aging product. Here are some sunscreens we would recommend:
- Black girl sunscreen SPF30
- Daylight invincible cream SPF 50
- Solar Defence Mineral SPF50
- Aloe Soothing SPF 50
Making common skincare mistakes can stop your skin from being healthy and youthful. Stick to a simple skincare routine that's suitable for your skin type and keep these tips in mind to get a glowing and healthy skin.