Frequently using face wipes- Makeup wipes are not formulated to actually clean your skin. They are formulated to break down makeup. Your face might look makeup free when you’re done, but these wipes don’t actually cleanse your skin and tend to leave behind a residue
Rushing your cleansing routine- Give your skin the time it deserves. Cleansing is very simple. Holding a warm, damp cloth or flannel on your face for a few seconds to help soften the dead skin cells on your skin, then massage the cleansing oil/ balm onto your skin for around half a minute. Then use the cloth to wipe away the oil. Simple.
Using the wrong temperature water- Hot water causes dryness as heat strips the natural oils from your skin. Cold water makes it difficult to remove excess sebum which could cause problems for oily skin as this may lead to clogged pores and blemishes. Using lukewarm water is the most effective temperature for washing your skin as you’ll be able to remove dirt, grime and oil but you won’t risk damaging your skin.
Not removing makeup before sleeping- Skipping out on proper skin care can make an already uneven skin tone worse. Your skin regenerates overnight, precisely why, depriving it of ingredients known to combat pigmentation means that any recourse for skin damage has been removed.
Not checking if ingredients are suitable for your skin- Figuring out what ingredients to avoid in skincare products can feel like a daunting task. The list of unsafe and toxic chemicals that are included in many mass-market cosmetic and skincare products can seem overwhelming. Knowing what to look for on skincare product labels is the first step to taking care of your skin.
Too much/ little exfoliation- Aggressive exfoliation can actually cause the skin barrier function to breakdown even further, resulting in more uneven skin texture. Gentle exfoliation is a great way to help reduce the build of surface cells and debris. Always remember to keep a good balance.