Since the rise of the internet, we have more access to information than ever before. While that’s a great thing, it can also lead to confusion and overwhelm. Especially when it comes to the skin care industry! There are so many wonderful products, techniques and treatments available for skin care now but what about the classic skin care steps? It’s easy to forget about the basics with so many new and exciting concepts available. But without the basics, you can’t make the most of the advanced ideas. You may be wondering if you’re making any mistakes in your skincare routine. It’s time to avoid these classic skin care mistakes…
Only Applying SPF When You’re in the Sun
This is an incredibly common skin care mistake… only applying SPF when you’re going to be in direct sunlight. Do you only apply SPF when you’re heading to the beach or know you’re going to be outside in the sun all day long? The truth is your skin needs SPF protection ALL the time. Yes, even when you may not feel like the sun is out it can still be exposed to UV rays. That being said, it’s important to make sure that you’re applying SPF to your skin every single day before heading out for the day.
Not Removing Your Makeup At Night
You’ve probably heard that going to bed with your makeup on is a cardinal sin in the beauty world, but so many women still do it. Here’s the deal…we’re NOT just telling you to take your makeup off because it sounds good. It really is necessary! The fact of the matter is makeup isn’t something that’s meant to be on our skin 24 hours a day. When we don’t take our makeup off before going to bed we run the risk of clogging our pores and our skin ends up with a lot of dirt/oil buildup. Additionally, it’s been found that taking off your makeup at night helps to remove a lot of free radicals that we’re exposed to on a daily basis. It’s time to start making this a routine, don’t you think?
Not Using Gentle Products
It’s common to feel as though using strong, harsh skin care products will help get your skin super clean. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. In fact, it’s rarely the case. Regardless of your skin type, your skin needs to be treated gently. Using products and techniques that are too harsh on the skin can cause more damage than benefit. If you notice your skin is red or feels tight after using certain products it could be an indication that they’re too harsh for your skin and it’s time to go to something gentler.
Changing Products Too Often
We get it, with so many skin care options available it makes you want to try them all. The problem with trying too many products and changing your skin care products too often is it can have a negative effect on your skin. Switch products slowly, but not too often. In addition to having a negative effect on your skin, if you do have a reaction it can be difficult to know what product(s) are causing irritation when rotating too often.