4 Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Skin

How’s your current skincare routine? Are you doing everything you need to do? You may look young and fresh-faced, but what’s really going on with your skin? There are multiple beauty mistakes you could be making with your skincare routine, and once you spot them, they’re easy to fix. Here’s a list of the biggest skincare no-nos, and how making these mistakes harms your skin.

face-washRubbing Your Face Dry, Instead of Patting It

You’ve washed your face carefully, taking care to remove your makeup and use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and buildup from your skin. Next it’s time to take a towel and rub your face dry, right? Wrong! If you rub your skin, you could be irritating your face, or causing dark spots. If you use the same towel you used to dry your hands, you could be transferring bacteria back to your face! Carefully pat your face dry with a clean, fresh towel.

Not Removing Your Makeup Completely

Removing your makeup completely needs to be a regular part of your nightly routine, or your skin will pay the price. Makeup left on the skin leads to clogged pores and oil glands, which makes them look unsightly. It also leads to inflammation and acne, which no one wants. Take care to remove your makeup each night using a gentle yet thorough cleanser. You should use a special eye makeup remover as well, to make sure your lids are properly cleaned.

Picking at Your Skin

You have a new zit, and what’s your first inclination? To pick at it. Not so fast, because the zit picking can cause you more harm than good. You’re risking further infecting your skin with bacteria and irritating the acne can make it even more irritation and inflamed. Yes, zits are horrible, but we all get them, and so the best thing is to make sure you apply a zit remover or natural remedy to zap the zit fast. Picking at your skin can also cause scars and wrinkles, which nobody wants.

brush-259183_640Not Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes Regularly

If you’re the type of person to only clean your makeup brushes once in a blue a moon, you need to step up your cleaning routine immediately. Your makeup brush has build up, bacteria, and all kinds of nasty things that you may be applying to your makeup. If you can’t clean your makeup brushes every day (with a solution such as Sephora’s Master Cleanse: Daily Brush Cleaner), then you should clean them every two weeks or when needed. Pro tip: If the brush is caked with makeup, it’s time for a wash! Use an unscented soap, dish detergent or baby shampoo to gently wash the bristles, being careful to not ruin the natural brush shape. Once you’ve finished washing, lay the brushes flat to dry on a towel for half a day, and they should be dry and clean.

One final tip for any beauty care routine is that you must drink plenty of water, so you can keep your only your body hydrated, but also your skin. You’ll see a noticable difference with each glass of water, and your skin will appear soft and glowing. If you do any of the skincare mistakes that I’ve listed above, make the necessary changes, and you’ll have healthier skin.

5 Comments

  1. Nina says:

    I’ve been rubbing my face dry for years! Why didn’t anyone tell me I was wrong???????????????? Thanx for article, OMG

  2. Denise says:

    I swear by my makeup removing wipes. You should follow up this with a post on how to have the perfect night routine!

  3. Kia says:

    Thanks for the rec on the Sephora brush cleaner. I always use shampoo but they never really feel clean afterwards

  4. Lori Reed says:

    I’m guilty on some of these so hopefully I can make changes. Thanks!

  5. Tammy says:

    ? I never wash up my makeup and my skin shows it. Ugghhhhh.

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