Navigating the world of skincare isn’t easy. With so many different ingredients and products to choose from, developing your ideal skincare routine takes a lot of trial and error. And if sometimes it feels like you’re making more errors than successful trials, you’re not alone.
Even those of us who seem like skincare gurus have been guilty of making mistakes, which is why we’ve come to the rescue. Below we’ll be sharing the most universal skincare mistakes, as well as how to avoid them so that your skin can be at its best and brightest!
Skincare Mistake 1: Not Washing Your Face Before Bed/Sleeping With Makeup On
We’ve all had exhausting nights where we just want to fall into bed. But no matter how tired you get, it’s important to power through a face wash if you want to keep your skin clean and glowing.
Leaving your face untouched at night, especially if you’ve applied makeup, leads to clogged pores, irritated eyes, and even premature aging. The skin works hard to repair itself by regenerating cells while you sleep, so leaving it clean will ensure best results.
Solution: incorporate a face wash into your nighttime routine no matter what! Our Kojic Acid Skin Brightening Face Wash is fast and easy to use, and will keep your skin squeaky clean overnight.
Skincare Mistake 2: NotConsidering Your Skin Type
As tempting as it may be to try the latest TikTok beauty trend or a product that a friend is recommending, never forget to consider your skin type.
One person’s treasure may be your disaster, and it’s all because of skin type.
Using the wrong type of skincare can leave you disappointed due to lack of results. On a more serious level, it can cause irritation or damage.
Solution: Consider whether your skin is oily, dry, neutral, or sensitive, and select your skincare accordingly. If you’re not sure, you can always reach out to a skincare expert to better determine your needs.
Skincare Mistake 3: Skipping SPF
Many of us believe that we only need to wear SPF on hot and sunny days, but the sun’s rays are there almost all of the time. Regardless of the weather or your skin tone, SPF is a must for anyone that wants to protect their skin.
Excessive sun exposure puts you at risk of dark spots and skin damage, so never forget your SPF. In fact, you’ll likely need to reapply throughout the day depending on the weather!
Solution: Carry around a compact sunscreen with you wherever you go. If you don’t like the smell of sporty sunscreens, you can opt for natural options or moisturizers with SPF.
Skincare Mistake 4: Over Exfoliating
Exfoliating is a great way to refresh your skin. It can be easy to go overboard when scrubs feel great against your skin, but it’s not something that needs to be done every day.
The process can do more harm than good if done too often. It tears the skin’s barrier, causing dryness and irritation, so try not to exfoliate more than a few times a week.
Solution: Complete your skincare arsenal with a gentle cleansing solution in addition to your exfoliator. Our Kojic Acid Skin Brightening Soap can be used as an effective cleanser in between exfoliating sessions.
If you’re guilty of one or more of these mistakes, don’t feel bad! The good news is that they’re remedied with a bit of research and testing. Stay diligent, shop wisely, and your skin will be at its most beautiful.