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Skincare Mistakes to Avoid

Skincare Mistakes to Avoid

Skincare is a very important part of our daily routine. You may have even invested in a high-end skincare regime already and yet, you’re wondering why it’s not giving you the results you’re expecting. There can be a number of contributing factors that hinder your favourite skincare products from working.

These skincare mistakes might be something you’ve been doing unaware for all these years! Just imagine spending so much on skincare and putting them all to waste because you’re not doing things right in your routine! In this article, we have rounded out skincare mistakes that we all need to avoid.

Missing your neck
We sometimes tend to focus on our face too much and actually forget to give our neck some care. As we age, our skin naturally loses a prominent amount of collagen which leads to wrinkles and sagging. The neck is one of the areas of the body where sagging becomes apparent. So it needs intense nourishment and hydration as well. Prevent visible signs of ageing on your neck by making sure that you bring all of your skincare products all the way down your neck - from your toners to moisturisers!

Not double cleansing
If you think your good ‘ol facial wash can fully get rid of every bit of gunk in your skin, think again. Solely washing your face with a one-step facial wash isn’t enough to fully free your skin from all the dirt that gets accumulated in your pores all throughout the day, especially if you wear makeup and SPF. So why is it good to double cleanse your face? Come to think of it: our skin gets exposed to a number of harsh environmental elements on a daily basis. It can be from air pollution or even makeup! So to give the skin a deep clean, double cleansing is definitely a must.
  • First cleanse: This involves the removal of makeup and other oil-based products such as sunscreen. This can be done by using a cleansing balm, micellar water, or cleansing oil.

  • Second Cleanse: This is when you wash your face with a facial wash to rinse off excess impurities. Use a gentle facial wash that caters specifically to your skin type.
Over exfoliating
Exfoliation is vital in keeping the skin smooth, youthful, and glowing. However, this should be done in moderation with proper consideration of time intervals in between every exfoliation. This skincare step should never be done every day, otherwise, you might end up harming your skin with too much buffing. Exfoliating the skin sloughs off dead skin cells to allow a new layer of skin to resurface. This process requires time in order for the skin to heal so it’s ideal to exfoliate just once or twice a week with at least a 2-day interval.

Quick exfoliation tip: Use a hydrating and repairing serum after exfoliating your skin to help speed up the healing process. A lightweight skincare product like CERM The Serum containing a premium blend of nourishing ingredients can aid with exfoliation by supplying moisture and nutrients deep into the skin. This will result in healthier skin cells.

Doing your skincare routine right before you sleep
Yes, you read that right! As skincare is usually a significant part of our night routine, it’s easy to think that it should be done right before sleeping. But did you know that doing so can lead to so much skincare product waste? Give your skin at least an hour before sleeping to fully absorb all the goodness from the skincare products you have applied. Sleeping right away after doing your entire skincare routine will just make around 90% of the products get absorbed in your sheets rather than your skin.

Using Essential Oils on your face

The trend of using essential oils is still on the rise. This gave way to the common misconception of essential oils being helpful when applied directly to the skin. While essential oils can be quite beneficial, not all of them are suitable for the skin. Some essential oils tend to be comedogenic which causes the pores to get clogged.

Did you recognise one skincare mistake that you’ve been constantly doing? Not knowing that it’s bad for your skin? Well, we hope all of that ends here! Get the best out of your day and night skincare routine by optimising every step in your regimen.
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