Despite regular use of essential skincare products, is your skin still breaking out? Do you notice uneven skin tone and dry, rough skin? This could be because of some skincare mistakes you could be committing.

Just following a CTM routine is not enough if you want soft, smooth and glowing skin. There is also a wrong and right way to care for your skin. Let’s find out if these bad habits are what’s keeping you from getting closer to your dream skin.

Sleeping with makeup on
 

Sleeping with makeup on

Although you may have heard this a million times before, once more won’t hurt, because this really is an extremely important step to achieving great skin. You need to take off all your makeup without fail each night. Sleeping with makeup on not only ages you, it prevents skin from recovering overnight to maintain elasticity and hydration the next day.

Using products out of jars
 

Using products out of jars

Always avoid using skincare that comes in a jar or wash your hands thoroughly before using products from a jar. Try sticking to products with airless pumps or caps with dispensers for better skincare benefits.

Skipping the sunscreen
 

Skipping the sunscreen

We are usually pretty diligent when it comes to slathering on sunscreen while on a beach holiday, but give it a miss rest of the time. We expose our skin to the sun's harmful rays every day, even if it's just walking to the car. It's important to start making sunscreen part of your morning routines. This little addition to your routine is a major step when it comes to reversing the signs of ageing.

Popping pimples
 

Popping pimples

Did you know that this is one thing your dermatologist wants you to learn by heart? We know that it is extremely tempting, but popping that zit only helps the bacteria spread to the rest of your face. Your body is smart. It knows when the pimple needs to go away, so trust your skin to do its thing.

Drinking too much coffee
 

Drinking too much coffee

Staying hydrated is the best thing you can do to your skin, and making your skin feel dehydrated will only make you look older. Unfortunately, that means saying goodbye to your good ol’ friend – coffee. Caffeine prevents your skin from holding on to water, making it dry and flaky. Hence cut down your coffee intake if you want clear, glowing skin.