New Year = New You
And, do you know what makes it better? When you start a new year by leaving the old habits behind. Being the beauty junkies that we are, nothing matters to us more than STOPPING you from committing the worst skin sins.
While habits are hard to break, it’s important you put in a little extra effort so as to not let your skin suffer. Here are 5 skincare habits you need to end before the year ends.
- #1: Not reapplying sunscreen
- #2: Sleeping with makeup on
- #3: Constantly touching your face
- #4: Showering with hot water
- #5: Not following a night-time skincare routine
#1: Not reapplying sunscreen
If you think that by applying sunscreen once before stepping out is doing the job, you’re wrong! While it is important to slather enough sunscreen on all the exposed areas, your facial skin needs re-application every three to four hours.
We suggest you lug the Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 40 Pa+++ Compact in your handbag and use it for re-application.
The gel and lotion formulas may tamper with your makeup, whereas, this compact powder will not just reduce excess shine but also keep your makeup from moving.
#2: Sleeping with makeup on
If you’ve been taking your skin lightly, then here’s a gentle reminder for all those who have not been removing their makeup thoroughly before hitting the sheets.
Sleeping with your makeup on can clog pores and make your skin more prone to breakouts. And that’s not all! Kajal can spread to your lower lids and add to your dark circle woes, whereas, mascara can make your lashes brittle and weak.
Therefore, we suggest you keep the Ponds Vitamin Micellar Water Brightening Rose or the Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes on your bedside and use either of them on days when you’re too tired to do double-cleansing.
#3: Constantly touching your face
This could be an unconscious move, however, it can be troublesome for your skin. When you touch your face constantly, you are transferring all the dirt, oil and bacteria from your hands to your face. This, in turn, could clog pores and add to your acne woes.
Also, when you touch your face, you tend to pick at your pimples and peel the dry patches. This only worsens the condition of your skin.
Therefore, hands-off-your-face should be the one habit you need to put in some extra effort to break in the upcoming year.
#4: Showering with hot water
Hot water baths can be super relaxing, no doubt. But, they are doing no good for your skin. Showering with hot water daily can strip your skin of natural oils and leave it drier than before.
Excess dryness can increase your chances of skin infections as well as lead to overproduction of oils in order to compensate for the lack of moisture.
Hot water showers can also cause redness, itchiness and flaky skin. Therefore, the best way to keep your skin naturally hydrated is to use cool or lukewarm water to shower.
#5: Not following a night-time skincare routine
This is something most of us feel lazy to do. But, you’ll be surprised to know about the wonders that a night-time skincare routine can do to your skin.
When you apply moisturisers, eye creams and serums before hitting the sheets, you are giving your skin time to repair overnight. The reason you wake up to healthy, glowing and youthful skin in the mornings is because your skin cells regenerate and help fight early signs of ageing.
We suggest you include products such as the Dermalogica Total Eye Care and the Lakmé Absolute Ideal Tone Refinishing Night Concentrate in your night-time skincare routine.