4 common skincare routine mistakes keeping you from the skin you want.
Could you be making any of these easy mistakes? Let's fine tune your skincare routine today and get you on your way to the skin you want.
1. Not understanding what’s in your products - Using actives without realising
If you don’t know what’s in your skincare products there’s a strong chance you don’t know if they are helping you towards the skin you want to achieve.
If you don’t understand it’s easy to accidentally mix ingredients from different products that shouldn’t be used together eg. Retinol & Vitamin C.
We recommend doing some light googling to figure out what ingredients you should be using to target your specific skin concerns.
2. Over cleansing or over exfoliating
It’s a common misconception that if you clean your face more and exfoliate all the time it will help prevent acne and breakouts. But it can actually make your skin look dry and dull and strip the skin of it’s natural oils. This can then cause the skin to overproduce oils.
Don’t cleanse more than twice a day, and exfoliate 1-3 times per week depending on your skin type.
3. Not applying products in the correct order
This one always surprises me that many people get it wrong. The order in which you apply skincare products is actually critical for product efficacy. As a general rule of thumb apply from thinnest to thickest, meaning products like toners and serums should be applied first, then followed with heavier formulas like moisturisers. Face masks should always be applied on pre cleansed skin.
4. Using too many products, having no set routine
This is another example of doing something that you don’t really understand. If you reach for a product occasionally or you have multiple different serums that target different skin concerns to try and have a little bit of everything in your routine. So somedays you might use your niacinamide serum and others your vitamin C. You are not likely to see results from any of them because skincare is all about consistency.
The best practise is to have a few skincare items chosen with a purpose that you use consistently and that are all targeted at helping your specific skin concerns.
I hope these were helpful, as always you’re welcome to email me over at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with anything.