As a beauty therapist skincare is especially close to my heart. During my years of doing facials at a salon and just by talking with people, I have learned that taking care of your skin does not come easy to everyone.
In this post I will share some common mistakes that you should avoid in your skincare routine. I will also tell you what to do instead. I can guarantee you that by taking care of your skin properly, you will see results.
Common mistakes in skincare you should avoid
Mistake 1 – Not Having A Routine
When I hear of people not having a routine, I want to cry a little. Here’s the beef: Washing your face with your shower gel does not count. No matter the skin problem, you need a good solid routine. Even if you your skin is in a good shape, you still need a routine to keep it that way. A skincare routine doesn’t need to be complicated! Most important things are: removing your makeup, washing your face and moisturising. That alone puts my mind at ease a bit.
Read more: How to build a skincare routine for different skintypes
Mistake 2 – The Lack Of Double Cleansing
Double cleansing is crucial, especially if you wear makeup or sunscreen. Basically you’re first washing your makeup off – then actually cleansing your face. I’ll admit even I didn’t always double cleanse. But after I started doing it, I noticed a big change. My pores didn’t get clogged as much and small impurities went away. Nowadays makeup tends to be very long lasting, so it’s extra important to really get it off the skin.
So in other words: you need two cleansers for your face. A makeup remover and a cleanser.
A microfibre towel, which you can just rub all over your face to remove your makeup. Perfect if you’re feeling lazy!
*Missha Perfect Deep Cleansing Oil
Oil based makeup remover are the best makeup removers are oils. They also take sunscreen off really well! Here’s one that’s very affordable and handy, since it comes with a pump.
*Lavera Hydro Effect Cleansing Balm
Gentle, yet effective cleanser.
Mistake 3 – Skipping Eye Cream
The skin around our eyes is very thin and that makes it delicate. Wrinkles and dryness get to that area first, AKA the first signs of aging. When you do just a little bit of eye massage when applying your eye cream, you also get rid of any puffiness. I strongly recommend using an eye cream as soon as you start wearing makeup, as a teen. Now if you’re reading this and you’re 25+ – don’t worry! It’s not too late. But it is important to get yourself an eye cream.
*SVR Topialyse Palpebral Irritated eyelids Soothing Cream
I received this product in a Lookfantastic Beauty Box and it just comes to show how great that box is. I had never heard of the brand before, but this product is the best thing that’s happened to my eyelids.
Mistake 4 – Not Taking The Time For A Weekly Mask
Years ago I would have urged you to both exfoliate and apply a mask. Nowadays I actually think you can get away with only one product, as long as it’s exfoliating your skin. Because exfoliation is the key here. Properly exfoliating your skin once a week gets rid of sebaceous filaments (those things that look like blackheads, but are not), dead skin cells and it brightens up the skin.
Here is my recipe for a glowy skin: apply a thick layer of Evolve Beauty’s Radiant Glow Mask, let it sit for 5 minutes and rinse off. Apply a generous amount of moisturizer and go to sleep. You’ll wake up reborn with a glowy skin.
*Evolve Beauty Radiant Glow Mask
My all time favorite face mask, which smells like vanilla and exfoliates the skin gently using coconut shell powder. It leaves my skin baby smooth and radiant.
What do you think of my tips – agree or disagree?