With so much skincare tips and advice you can get from the internet, it can get confusing to know what you really should do and not to. With the blast of information you are getting, we sometimes forget some basic skin care steps and make mistakes out of it. We all want to achieve gorgeous skin but we sometimes disrupt the process without us realizing. Today, we break down 5 of the most common skin care mistakes that you are probably doing which can affect your overall skin health.
Mistake No. 1 - Wearing Make up While You Sleep
We all know that this is a bad idea, but we are all guilty of this. We have a busy schedule that we sometimes want to go straight to bed. But when you realize the effect of sleeping with your make up on, wearing makeup while you sleep will be the last thing you want to do.
The make up you have in your face all day long attracts free radicals that break down the collagen production of our skin making it look dull and dehydrated and can speed up the aging process. When we sleep, our skin is repairing and renewing, and with makeup on, you are giving your skin cells a hard time to do so. Make it a habit to remove your makeup before sleeping so your skin cells can do its job perfectly. You don’t want to wake up with dull skin and clogged pores, do you?
Mistake No. 2 - Not Washing Your Face Properly
This is the biggest mistake we make and the most important thing we should not miss. Perhaps, cleansing is the foundation of your skin care regimen so doing it wrong can sabotage the whole routine. Not washing your face properly stops the production of new skin cells that can lead to a dull complexion. I suggest you do a double cleanse when starting off your skin care regimen. Double cleansing will assure that all impurities and makeup residues are fully removed from your skin. Use a make-up-removing product first before washing your face with a gentle facial cleanser. I personally use Lancôme Eye Makeup Remover followed by our Revitalizing Toning Cleanser. This helps me get rid of stubborn eye makeup and mascara easily, getting my face ready for a nice cleanse with my favorite toning cleanser that gently removes dirt and makeup while leaving my skin soft and supple, prepping my skin for moisturizing with my Cell Repair Serum.
Mistake No. 3 - Skipping SPF
This is something you should never miss. I personally advise wearing sunscreen all year round. SPF protects our skin from the dreadful effects of UV rays from the sun. Exposure to UV can cause massive effects on our skin, especially premature aging. By applying SPF, you can prevent these damages from the dangerous rays such as fine lines, sun spots and saggy skin.
Mistake No. 4 - Improper Sleeping Pattern
Not getting enough sleep is another culprit why you are getting a dull complexion. As mentioned, while sleeping, our skin cells regenerate and repairs and if you are not giving them enough time to do their job, how can you expect them to give you a healthy and glowing skin? It is highly recommended to get at least 8hours of straight sleep to maximize the rejuvenation process plus all the other health benefits you can get from sleeping. And do you also know that sleeping on your side can give you wrinkles? When you sleep on your side, you are applying too much pressure to your face that leads to creases. To prevent this, we suggest for you to try sleeping on your back or using a silk pillowcase which is softer to lessen the pressure on your skin. You can always try our C0Q10 Cream with Biopeptides before going to sleep to stimulate cell renewal as you sleep to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Mistake No. 5 - Not Getting Enough Water
Water makes wonders not only to our skin but to our whole body in general. Water keeps not only the skin cells but the whole body hydrated. It maintains moisture on our skin and is keeping your skin hydrated and supple. It’s advised to get 8 glasses of water or more every day. Not getting enough water can result in a dry and dull looking skin. Check out our Cell Repair Serum to give your skin a burst of intense and lasting hydration that helps to replenish skin and retain moisture.
We all have the best intention in taking care of our skin and it can be sometimes confusing to try different skin care practices. But having a consistent routine and getting the knows of what and what not to do can give a better impact on your skin health. Make sure to remember these common mistakes and try not to do them so you can achieve that gorgeous skin you’re wishing for.