Clear, radiant-looking skin is a common goal for one and all. Nobody likes dull, dry, flaky, too oily or acne-prone skin. And it is no sin to yearn to look good. Looking good makes you confident and wins half the battle for you when you want to create an impression about yourself in your personal and professional life. How you look plays a crucial role in society and makes you and people associated with you feel confident. And wearing flawless and clear skin is all that is required.
However, little mistakes that we make in our daily routine often damage our goal of wearing an impressive appearance. So, what are they? This post will throw light on some skincare mistakes we make every day that lead to the dull, dry, flaky, and pale skin surface.
To attain your skincare goals, you can start with your small daily habits and see the difference yourself.
Easy to fix these 6 skin care mistakes:
Excessive exposure to the sun is one of the significant causes of skin damage. It can lead to the rising of wrinkles, fine lines, discolouration, pigmentation, sunburns and may even lead to skin cancer in severe cases. No amount of skin care products or treatments like botox, lasers or other interventions can correct the damage caused by the sun later in life. So be careful that your skin is not overexposed to the sun when you are young.
The most convenient way to prevent the sun from damaging is to protect it on time. Make sure you do not skip SPFs. Instead, apply a face cream or moisturiser with SPF 30-50 daily, cloudy or sunny, even if you have a dark complexion. SPF is essential for all skin types.
Pricking Pimples and Skin Eruptions
This is simply NO! Just do not touch your pimples and lesions, else it will worsen. Squeezing or picking pimples damages your skin gives you scars and may even deform your skin’s surface. In such cases, your skin will take a longer time to heal. No doubt, they are annoying, but if you want fast relief, dab some salicylic acid (for mild acne) or benzoyl peroxide (for severe cysts) on the offending eruptions. And avoid standing in front of the mirror all the time. And if the condition is out of control, it is better to consult with your dermatologist.
Washing Your Face With Hot Water
Hot water can burn your skin and even damage it severely. It also dries your skin and strips your skin of its natural oil. You may find washing your face with hot water logical because you was your body in a hot shower, but you should know that the skin on your face is more delicate and sensitive, and hot water can wash away its natural moisture and cause dryness and other skin conditions. Use lukewarm or normal water instead to wash your face two times a day. It should feel normal to hand when you run it over it before using it for your face.
Exfoliation is excellent, but excessive exfoliation leads to damage to your skin. It depletes the natural oils your skin needs for hydration and protection. It is good to exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells to keep it fresh and radiant. Once a week, scrubbing is good enough to maintain the freshness of your facial skin. But make sure you do it gently with mild scrubbers.
However, regular (not excessive) exfoliation helps keep your skin’s texture clean and youthful.
Loads of Skin Care Products
If you have an organised skincare routine, it will become easier for you to manage your beauty regime and your wallet. And it is vital to keep your skin healthy. Do not use too many products; it won’t favour your skin, instead putting loads of chemicals will only do more harm. Also, make sure you use mild and the best skin care products. Pick a gentle cleanser, day lotion with SPF, night cream, moisturiser for after cleansing, all customised to your skin type.
Forgetting Moisturising After Cleansing
Usually, we skip moisturisers until the skin starts itching after cleansing. It is vital to apply a skin toner and then a moisturiser immediately after cleansing your face. If the skin is left bare for more than one minute, it starts dehydrating. If the air is dry, it gets dry ever faster. Apply your toner and then moisturiser to seal hydration while the skin is still wet.