SKINCARE MISTAKES TO AVOID | 10 SKINCARE MISTAKES•
Posted on January 12 2022
Do you ever find yourself looking after your skin, treating it to moisturizers, or even getting the occasional facial but never seeing the results you want? This could be with dark circles under the eyes, acne, or just large pores. Are you making these 10 common skincare mistakes?
Don’t worry; pretty much everyone is in the same boat, even the air-brushed celebrities you see on TV or in magazines.
The number one thing that you need to know before considering any of the 10 skincare mistakes that people often make, is to know that your skin is unique. It is beautiful and so are you. You can’t cookie-cutter the make-up or skincare industry and that’s why there are so many wonderful products on the market.
In the meantime, here are 10 common skincare mistakes to avoid in your daily routines.
YOU CHANGE YOUR PRODUCTS TOO OFTEN
Changing your skincare is quite like changing your diet; your body will react to these changes accordingly.
For some, you may see an outbreak of pizza-face, for others it could be the feeling of uncomfortably tight skin, especially around the eyes.
Experimenting with new products is normal, but make sure you stick to products that your skin loves and take a break between each new fad!
YOU ONLY WEAR SPF IN THE SUMMER
There’s UV-A and UV-B rays that come through the atmosphere all year round. And, while their effects may be more prominent on hot summer days with clear skies, it doesn’t mean your skin won’t absorb some rays on gloomy days in the winter.
Make sure you carefully choose skincare products that have a high SPF (sun protection factor) with natural products. For example; using chemical free, mineral products whose SPF factor is a natural by-product of zinc oxide while being friendly to your skin and our planet’s perfect environment!
YOU DON’T EFFECTIVELY REMOVE OIL
Unfortunately, facial oil is a perfectly natural thing. We all sweat, and we all secrete our own sebum through our sebaceous glands (that’s right, whipping out the big words now).
However, so many of us girls are simply applying a face powder to cover up oily skin when we should be using products like blotting paper to remove the extra oily layer.
Powders will only temporarily cover oil, make the skin look cake-y and block pores to cause break-outs at a later date!
YOU’RE NOT WASHING YOUR PILLOW OFTEN ENOUGH
As you know, changing your bed-sheets happens every one or two weeks and feels like the biggest calorie burner in the world.
But, the one thing that most people forget is the pillows themselves. Our pillows collect dust, facial oil, the make-up you should have washed off, drool, sweat, your partners sweat, particles of epithelium and more.
To combat this, simply wash your pillow according to the instructions every couple of months.
Exfoliating can be a great way to open up your pores and release any trapped dirt or unwanted spots.
But there is such a thing as over-exfoliating. This is one of the biggest skincare mistakes to avoid because it can permanently damage your skin. Pores will begin to enlarge naturally, and you may find yourself damaging soft skin by constantly rubbing an abrasive substance on it.
Keep it to twice a week and you’ll be glowing.
YOU’RE NOT USING THE RIGHT PRODUCTS FOR YOUR SKIN
There are so many harsh chemicals that are part of the skincare products on the market. And, because here at Aromaa Blendss we are a company with organic and soft products, we couldn’t miss this off our 10 skincare mistakes.
Make sure you listen to what your skin is asking for and give it a natural and chemical-free spa-day. The last thing you need is to be drying your skin by using a moisturiser made for oily skin when you have combination skin. Even if it does smell gorgeous.
YOU DON’T GIVE YOUR SKIN REST DAYS
Skincare isn’t just about applying face masks and moisturiser twice a day. It’s about allowing your skin to breathe and wear a natural face.
Of course, we understand it can be hard to avoid make-up especially in a demanding job. But, on days where you don’t need to be heading out for a meeting or a date, try to dodge the make-up.
Not only will your skin thank you for it, it will save you time and money as well as making make-up something for special occasions.
YOU TOUCH YOUR FACE TOO MUCH (EVEN WITH YOUR PHONE!)
Try to make a note on your phone or on a piece of paper every time you have (or, want to) touch your face in a day.
By the end of the day you’ll have a good idea of how many times you could be spreading harmful bacteria or mixing your hand oils with your face. Stop touching your face, girl!
The same goes for your phone. Try to take an anti-bacterial wipe to your phone a couple of times a day to make sure it is fit for your face.
YOU’RE NOT WASHING YOUR APPLICATORS OFTEN ENOUGH
You wouldn’t want a make-up artist to use dirty beauty blenders, rollers or brushes on your face. You expect them to be clean. So, why wouldn’t you apply the same reason to your own applicators?
When taking about skincare mistakes to avoid, people often forget about brushes, etc. This is because it isn’t their skin. But, dirty brushes can spread bacteria, lose their soft touch and mix other random colours into your skin you didn’t even know were there.
So, whip out the anti-bacterial soap and get cleaning!
YOU DON’T DRINK ENOUGH WATER
We cannot stress this enough. Water is your best friend for every corner of life! Health, fitness, mindfulness, skincare, rejuvenation, weight loss, sleep and more.
So many of us don’t drink enough water; you should try to consume about 2.5L of water a day. And, no this doesn’t include tea, coffee, energy drinks or anything else; just water.
Trust us, your face will thank you for it.
Now you know how to look after your skin as well as 10 common skincare mistakes to avoid, you should check out our organic and luxurious skincare ranges here at Aromaa Blendss!
After discovering how the chemicals in most skincare products affect us, the founders vowed to solve a long-standing issue by creating a range of plant-based and chemical-free skincare products that every skin could love.
Have you tried our products yet?
If yes, do let us know in the comments which is your favorite product and if not tried one yet, then go and try one.
About the author: Swati Bardia
She is a founder of Aromaa Blendss Hong Kong’s best natural skincare company.
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