10 Skincare Mistakes That Damage Your Skin
” Taking care of your skin is more important than covering it up”. Let’s discuss how we can utilize our lockdown period to the fullest and deviate our minds into doing something about self-care by doing some skincare. So quick question: who wouldn’t want flawless, healthy, nourished skin to show off once we are good to go in the outside world without any masks? Obvious answer: everyone. So don’t you think the ample time that we waste sitting, doing nothing during this lockdown, we can give that time to our largest organ. Now some of you might be thinking that we stay at home, so why is it necessary to maintain a skincare routine? Let me be clear, it doesn’t matter if you are outside the house or inside the harmful rays of sun, dust and other harmful factors can affect your skin the same.
So guys it’s high time you people start all the skincare routines that you guys follow and maybe change a thing or two in it and make a new one. But skincare is necessary. You cannot get a healthy skin in few days, you should be regular about it to et the long term effects. Now my article today will be about SKINCARE MISTAKES THAT DAMAGE YOUR SKIN. Mistakes that we all do knowingly and unknowingly. Moreover, the price that we pay for this is very high. That is damaged skin, acne, and so on. Now in this article, I’ll be mentioning some of the common skincare mistakes with the hope that will help you in creating your skincare schedule and for those who are already following their skincare routine but not getting the results. This article might have an answer for it.
⚫ 10 SKINCARE MISTAKES THAT DAMAGE YOUR SKIN
Below is the list of skincare mistakes that we commit and as a result even after following a good
routine we are not able to attain that perfect glow. So let’s try to remember that we have to avoid these completely.
1.Using Skincare Products With Harmful Chemicals
This is the kind of mistake that is made by many. People use skincare products that have chemicals and toxins in them. It is very necessary that when we choose a skincare product we need to make sure that it suits our skin and is chemical and paraben-free. Skincare Products often contain sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, silicones, phenoxyethanol, and more which can clog pores, cause skin irritation, get absorbed through the skin, and more. It is widely suggested that we should use products that are made from natural ingredients and are chemical-free.
2. Not Exfoliating Your Skin Regularly
Exfoliating your skin means removing dead skin cells, excess sebum, opening clogged pores. This further helps in reducing blackheads and acne. When we Exfoliate our skin, it cleanses and pores open as a result it lets our skin absorb the skincare products in a better manner. Now it is suggested we should Exfoliate our skin only twice or thrice a week. More than that can damage our skin. For me, Aminu Microdermabrasion Face Scrub do this job in a great way.
3. Not Using The Right Skin Care Products For Hydrating your Skin
I used to believe that face cream and face serum both have the same jobs. However, the more I read, the more I got to know that they both are way different. While a face cream creates a barrier on the skin and locks in moisture, a serum is lighter and deeply penetrates the skin to work from within. It is even said that the serum contains a high concentration of active ingredients that work on specific skin problems. It is highly suggested that if you are struggling with skincare concerns such as hyperpigmentation and dark spots then choose a Vitamin C serum for the face.
4. Skipping Sunscreen
Many people including me used to believe that sunscreen should not be applied regularly. Moreover staying indoors means away from the sunlight then why to take the pains of using it daily. However, the fact that we are unaware of is that light coming from electronic devices such as your smartphone and laptop can also penetrate your skin and result in hyperpigmentation. The UV rays of the sun penetrate through windows and can get absorbed in our skin which can further result in early signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. So don’t skip your sunscreen routine.
5. Not Removing Makeup Before Sleep
The skin undergoes a process of renewing and repairing itself during the nighttime. When we leave makeup on our skin it leads to clogged pores, acne, and blackheads. So it is suggested that before going to bed you should cleanse your face and nourish it with a good moisturizer and allow it to breathe.
6. Picking At Your Face
Picking at your face is a habit that you should drop right away. When we pick at our skin we end up irritating it and as a result, it can create scars and wrinkles. It can also increase acne in addition to scarring. This habit can also lead to many other skin problems. Problems like skin discoloration, skin infection, and so on.
7. Not Getting Enough Sleep
According to studies getting optimum sleep is necessary not only for our mental and physical health but also for our skin. While we are sleeping the blood flow in our body increases. It further helps in collagen synthesis and repairs the damage caused to the skin from UV exposure, pollution, dust, dirt, and more. Lack of sleep can result in several skin issues. Issues like dark circles, swollen eyes, fine lines and wrinkles, and more. So make sure that you get ample sleep. Other than skincare, Benefits of sleep are many.
8. Rubbing Your Skin Dry Instead Of Patting It
If you follow the advice given by dermatologists you will know that instead of Rubbing the products on your skin you should always pat them dry. When we pat the product on our skin it will lead to less wastage. Moreover dabbing products onto your skin is a less irritating and gentle way of putting products on your skin.
9. Popping Pimples
This is a suggestion which is something that we all heard many times in our life. It is suggested that we should never pop zits or Pimples on our faces. Squeezing a pimple can push bacteria and pus deeper and deeper into the skin. Which can further result in issues like trauma to the skin, redness, swelling, and so on. “Squeezing also can lead to scabs, which can leave you with acne pockmarks or scars.” Thus we should not pop our Pimples and instead take advice from your dermatologists.
10. Not changing the pillowcase and bedsheets for long
Even if you follow a proper skincare routine, wash your hair thoroughly, cleanse your face will all go in vain if you sleep on the same pillowcase for long. According to studies our pillowcase stores dust, particles of the epithelium (including the epithelium of a person you are sharing your bed with). So guys if you don’t want to see blemishes on your face change the pillowcase every 2 days. If possible, change it to a silk pillow cover. Benefits of silk pillow cover are many. This is so because it helps in protecting your face from rashes.
Concluding it, I would like to say that getting healthy skin is not a matter of a few days. We need to be regular with skincare habits to get good skin for the long term. Please take care of your skin. This being the largest organ of your body requires your utmost attention.