Listen up, ladies! Regardless of how many steps your skincare routine might have, not following them properly will not give you the desired results. While most of you are familiar with the basics of skincare, there are some mistakes you might unknowingly be making, which can damage your skin in the long run. Yes, really!
Here are some skincare mistakes you need to stop making RN if you want better-looking skin.
- 01. Over exfoliating
- 02. Piling on products
- 03. Not applying products in the right order
- 04. Ignoring the lips
- 05. Using the same moisturiser for day and night
01. Over exfoliating
Exfoliation is an important step in any skincare routine, but over-doing it can do more harm than good to your skin. Over exfoliating to deal with issues like flaky skin or excessive oiliness can damage your skin’s natural barrier. This exposes your skin to sun damage, environmental pollutants and other toxins that you might come in contact with. Stick to exfoliating your skin twice a week for best results.
02. Piling on products
Are you guilty of applying too much product in hopes of better results? Well, sorry to break it to you, but it doesn’t work that way. When it comes to skincare — less is more! You only need a pea-sized amount of moisturiser to cover your entire face. Same goes for other products. Refer to our serving size guide to ensure you don’t waste your product and money by unnecessarily applying too much.
03. Not applying products in the right order
Like we mentioned before, no matter the number of steps you routine has, applying them incorrectly will give no benefits. Your products need to be layered starting from the lightest (serums/toners) to thickest (creams and emollients) in order to be effective. Thicker consistencies can block the thinner ones from penetrating the skin effectively, thus, making them useless.
04. Ignoring the lips
While most of you have already started paying attention to the eye eyra, the lips still remain ignored. Much like your eyes, the skin on your lips is also very thin and needs proper care. Use a lip scrub and follow up with a moisturising lip balm like Vaseline Lip Tins - Cocoa Butter in order to keep them healthy and plump.
05. Using the same moisturiser for day and night
Ok, so you moisturize your skin during the day and at night — great! But if you’re using the same moisturiser in your daytime and nighttime routine, we’ve got a problem. Most day creams are infused with SPF and other ingredients that protect your skin from harmful environmental elements. Night creams, on the other hand, are formulated with more potent ingredients to treat targeted skin concerns like acne, ageing, pigmentation, etc. Hence, it’s best to use different moisturiser for day and night for best results.
Written by Sumona Bose on Sep 10, 2021
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!