Have you sat down to think about why your skincare products aren’t working despite doing everything correctly? Or are you having skin issues? There are some things you have to stop doing to your skin, especially the face. It’s interesting to note that the damage done to our skin, is of our own doing; knowingly or unknowingly.
7 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Your Skin
1. Sleeping in your makeup
Makeup can clog pores and oil glands. I know you’ve heard this before, but I need to emphasise it, sleeping with your make up on is not good. It’s understandable if it happens once in a blue moon, but when it happens frequently, that’s when there’s a problem.
2. Find the homemade scrub/masks that suit your skin type
Though the ingredients you need to make your face scrubs or masks is in your kitchen, it doesn’t mean you should use every face scrubs/masks. Find the one that suits your skin type.
3. Popping pimples
It is TEMPTING the first sight of a pimple makes you want to pop it right out. When you pop or squeeze a pimple, you might get away with it temporarily, but guess what! It can get worse. Studies have shown that popping pimples isn’t good for the skin because it causes blemishes and leaves scars.
I know the feeling, I hardly have pimples, but when I do, it’s hard to fight the temptation to touch it, yes I know (guilty as charged). If you pop or squeeze a pimple that isn’t ready to pop, it could make it look worse than it is. So, if in any case, you feel the urge to pop a pimple, wait for it to get ripe (white or yellow head pimple), if not, LEAVE IT ALONE.
You deprive your skin of its natural state when you over-cleanse. Cleansing helps to remove excess oil, dirt and unclog pores. If you wash your face every night or twice a day, remember not to over-cleanse. CLEANSE IN MODERATION and avoid using harsh cleansers on your face as you’re aware that too much of everything is not good.
5. Using dirty makeup sponges or brushes
When you keep using the same brush or sponge to apply your makeup, it accumulates so much makeup and then it starts to attract dirt and bacteria. If you continue to use it unwashed, it could irritate the skin, causing you to breakout. One way to avoid skin problem is to start washing your makeup brushes and sponges, thank you.
Exfoliating is part of our skincare routine, but If not done gently can irritate the skin. Be gentle; whether normal, oily, dry, or sensitive skin. You might want to consider exfoliating with your fingers as opposed to using a brush all the time. Signs to know that you’re over-exfoliating are breakouts, burning, redness and rashes.
If you notice any of these signs, then put a stop to it to allow the skin to heal.
7. Combining too many products
There’re so many products out there from moisturiser to serum, face masks, cleansers. Every time you hear of a new product in the market, all that runs through your mind is to try it because it might work on your skin.
Yes, these products could have its benefit to the skin, but might not all work together because of the ingredients they possess.
No harm in trying new skincare products, you just have to be careful when combining too many products. Before you start buying or using all these skincare products, ask yourself these questions:
- Do I need these skincare products?
- How many skincare products should I use?
- Am I allergic to any of the ingredients used in making this product?
What Say you?
What things do you do to your skin? Are you going to stop doing them?
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