Avoid These 5 Common Skincare Mistakes

August 20, 2014

In order to protect the skin you’re in, it is important to cleanse, moisturise and exfoliate on a regular basis. Common skincare mistakes which include over-cleansing, leaving makeup on while you sleep and not moisturising enough can often lead to premature wrinkles and dry, lacklustre skin. Follow our guide below to avoid the most common skincare mistakes you’re making, and how to treat your skin the correct way.

DO: Remove your makeup

While coming home from a night out can often be tiring, it is important to always remove your makeup before going to bed. Think of it as a nightly routine which helps your skin to breathe, recover and start fresh the next morning. If you don’t have much time for a deep-cleansing treatment, even using a cotton pad and micellar water is enough to remove makeup effectively. Pay special attention to your eyes, and make sure not to rub too vigorously when removing mascara, liner or eyeshadow.

Avoid These 5 Common Skincare Mistakes

DON’T: Overdo the SPF

Applying a sunscreen on your face and body is a good habit to have – just don’t use more than your recommended amount. Sunscreens with an SPF of 90 and 100+ won’t necessarily protect you more than a product with boasts an SPF of 30. It is only a guide which rates how long it will take for your skin to burn. Dermatologists usually recommend an SPF of 30 if you’re heading out into the sun.

Avoid These 5 Common Skincare Mistakes

DON’T: Over-exfoliate

It is best to keep away from harsh scrubs or exfoliators with little micro-beads in the formula. When applied onto the skin, these micro-beads are harsh enough to scratch the surface of the skin causing long-term damage if used on a daily basis. Instead, opt for a clay mask which is soft and less abrasive on the skin.

Avoid These 5 Common Skincare Mistakes

DO: Moisturise regularly 

Keep your skin feeling hydrated by moisturising your face every morning and night. Use a light cream for the daytime, and a rich night cream when you’re heading to bed. The best time to moisturise your face is when you’ve just popped out of the shower – this will really penetrate the pores and soak better into the skin. There is nothing worse than dry patches!

Avoid These 5 Common Skincare Mistakes

DON’T: Over-wash your face

With tap water that is! Sometimes the pH level in tap water can interfere with the condition of your skin, so regularly use a thermal spray instead. They are packed with rich minerals and antioxidants and are free from bacteria and pollution. Designed to help skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.

Avoid These 5 Common Skincare Mistakes

Images via Australian Beauty Review, Easy Tips Tricks, Fluture Whispers, Femside, Chelsea Morgan Beauty

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