To some, skincare seems simple: Don’t wear makeup to bed, wash your face every day,throw on some sunscreen, and you’re good to go, right?
When it comes to skincare, whether you struggle with breakouts or not, it’s vital that you take care of your skin from all angles, and that means not following into dangerous traps that could make your skinworse.
Today we’re pointing out three common skincare traps that you might fall into. Avoid these three mistakes at all costs, and you’ll have a much better chance at achieving the luminous complexion of your dreams.
Let’s keep this simple, okay?
When we’re talking about washing your face, you should only be doing it twice a day, max.
Sure, it might seem like washing your face multiple times a day would benefit your complexion, but it can actually have the opposite effect.
Overwashing your face can strip the skin of essential oils that it needs to maintain a luminous glow. Not to mention, overwashing tends to irritate the skin because of all the products and scrubbing. And, if you know anything aboutacne and breakouts then you know that irritation is often the first cause of acne.
Stick to washing your face twice a day, and invest in agentle cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin, and you’re well on your way to perfect skin.
So you’ve managed to stop overwashing your face, but even so, if you’re using hot water to wash your face, you’re still potentially irritating your skin.
This is especially true if you’re using very hot water. We know that it might feel good on a chilly morning, but trust us, super hot water does nothing good for your skin. It only serves to irritate it and potentially cause breakouts and unwanted facial redness. No thanks!
Use lukewarm water when washing your face to avoid irritation.
We love a good facial as much as the next person. However, there are some concerns you should address with yourself prior to engaging in any skin treatment and/or exfoliation. This includes using any at-home skincare tools.
Remember: Everyone has different skin. A strong exfoliation technique might be great for someone who has oily skin, but it’s not going to be great for someone who has sensitive skin.
Prior to calling for a facial, you should discuss your skin concerns with your facialist. In addition, if you’re planning on using exfoliating products and/or tools, please, consider your skin type.
If you’re unsure, test products and tools on a small patch of skin. It might seem like a great idea to invest in a tool that guarantees bright, clear, vibrant skin, but if your skin has a poor reaction to it, there’s a good chance you’ll be kicking yourself for not being more diligent in the first place.
Check outDIAMANT Diamond Infused Brightening Scrub for a gentle exfoliant that is suitable for all skin types.
We could go on and on with the variousskincare mistakes that people make, but these are the top three that we wanted to address with you today.
Keep these in mind next time you go to start off your skincare routine for the day, and you’ll be one step ahead of the game.