We've all woken up in the morning having done something we regretted... in terms of looking after our skin! This article takes a look at some of the worst offenders when it comes to skincare mistakes.
Forgetting to remove makeup before going to bed.
There are few worse skincare offences than leaving your makeup on overnight. From bacterial blockages to breakouts, overnight makeup can have disastrous ramifications. The key to avoiding making such a mistake (other than avoiding drinking too much) involves keeping to your night routine and incorporating a good makeup remover. This makeup remover balm is so easy to use. You simply work it into the dry skin, massaging gently, before wetting the fingertips and massaging again to produce a foam before rinsing. Say goodbye to overnight makeup breakouts for good.
Not protecting your face from the sun each day.
If you are reading this in the UK you could be forgiven for scoffing, but when it comes to UV exposure, there is no room for complacency. Contrary to popular wisdom there is no such thing as “safe tanning” and faces are particularly susceptible being often left exposed all day long. Make sure your daily face moisturiser comes with SPF (at least 30) and if not add some facial sun cream into your regime.
Failing to wash your hands before your skincare routine.
This might seem like something you'd never do, but especially at the end of a long day it is certainly not out of the question that you might forget this simple, but essential act. Touching your face with the dirt and grime of the day on your hands can lead to bacterial transfer. Ensure you wash your hands thoroughly, including scrubbing under your nails before you carry out your facial ablutions.
Forgetting to moisturise straight after cleansing.
It doesn't matter if you are using the finest cleanser in the world, if you forget to moisturise almost immediately after drying your face gently post-cleanse you will be asking for trouble. If you are particularly prone to dry skin then this wonderful golden caviar based facial care product will be ideal post cleanse and pre-makeup. It doesn't take long for dryness to set in, so make sure you moisturise immediately after cleansing.
Touching your face during the day.
Insofar as skincare is concerned, if there's one habit you should keep hold of from the pandemic then it should be 'STOP TOUCHING YOUR FACE'. Every time you touch your face with unclean hands you risk introducing bacteria into your pores and transferring bacteria to your facial skin. If your face is feeling itchy or dirty use a little gentle wipe, ensuring you clean your hands first. This is one bad habit you need to break if you're after healthy looking skin.
Neglecting your sleep and your bed.
Having a consistent good night's sleep is essential for healthy skin and one way in which people fall down in this respect today is by taking devices such as iPads or laptops to bed with them. A read of a good book in bed is a far better preparation for a good night's sleep. It is also important to choose the right pillowcase. A silk or satin pillowcase is far gentler on the skin and less likely to damage collagen, leading to wrinkles as its cotton counterpart.