Most of us have a skincare routine that we stick to out of habit. Here are 6 skincare habits we’re all guilty of!
- Excessive Exfoliating
It’s tempting but very damaging in the long term to buff away too much of your top skin layer. You are removing the protective barrier, once removed your skin is exposed to environmental toxins and sun damage. Only exfoliate two to three times a week.
- Sleeping with Your Makeup On
Not removing your makeup before bedtime clogs your pores and oil glands. When makeup becomes impacted in pores, it makes them appear larger and leads to inflammation.
- Not Cleansing Properly
Use the right cleanser in the evening to put your skin in optimal condition for overnight renewal. Look for a cleanser that contains the right ingredients, such as antioxidants for protection, salicylic acid to help clear your pores, and witch hazel, which acts as a natural astringent.
- Using Dirty Makeup Brushes
Invest in a brush cleaner, especially for your foundation brush. Keeping your brushes clean every day will ensure no dirt and old makeup buildup is going to affect your skin.
- Loading Your Skin with Products At Night
After a normal cleansing routine, applying two or three different serums for a variety of concerns isn’t effective at all. All topical products are effective up to 0.3% absorption into skin so the more you add the less effective each of them is.
- Taking Too-Hot Showers
It’s tempting, but problematic for your skin. Hot showers can strip your skin of essential moisture and healthy oils. Take warm, not hot, showers.