WE have read plenty of skin problem solutions on the internet and even believe recommendations and suggestions of friends and relatives. Some may be effective while others may only worsen the condition.
On the other hand, part of our daily routines sometimes can cause skin breakouts and even what we thought we’re doing right was actually wrong. Read on.
* You use a facial scrub on a daily basis. While it’s true that facial scrub helps get rid of deep seated dirt on skin, but doing this on daily basis deprives the skin of its protective layer. Our skin regenerates without any “extra” help; however, we still keep using scrubs in order to speed up this process. There are many items for home use that can softly and painlessly remove dead skin cells. For example, almond peeling can be done at home and even in summer without the risk of pigmentation.
* You change your cosmetics too often. The bandwagon scheme of commercial advertisement could easily sway you to buy the product. Yes, you cannot resist buying a facial cream or serum repeatedly shown on TV commercials plus the tempting discount being offered by the store. It’s still worth resisting it, especially if you already have several items at home that suit you completely.
Perhaps, you are afraid that your skin could adjust to the old cosmetics and that’s why you keep changing cosmetic items in order to get a better effect? It’s all in vain because your skin doesn’t adjust to skincare products, while a newly bought cream can become the reason for an allergic reaction.
* You refuse using makeup removers. In an effort to simplify your evening skin care routine, you may be washing off the makeup and dust of a large city with one cleanser or just water. However, by doing so, not only do you save a couple of minutes but you also leave cosmetic particles on your face and that can lead to the clogging of the pores, acne, and an increase in the oil content of the skin.
That’s why before washing your face, it’s better to use a makeup remover, cleansing oil, or cleansing balm. They’re necessary products if you want the best for your skin.
* You use the same pillowcase for two weeks. Even if you wash your hair and thoroughly cleanse your face every evening before going to sleep, your pillowcase stores dust, sweat and even pet hair. After 2-3 days, your pillow has the perfect conditions to “enrich” your face with blemishes.
If you don’t want to see blemishes on your face in the morning, change the pillowcase once every two days. And also try replacing it with the one made of silk. It will give you more chances not only to protect your face from rashes but also from premature wrinkles.
* You use powder to remove oily shine. Many believe that the fastest solution to disguise oily skin it to dub it with face powder. While face powder helps, it can’t keep the skin matte for a long time (especially when it’s very hot outside) but it will definitely clog the pores.
Instead of facial powder, try matting wipes. They won’t provide a long-lasting effect but at least will remove unnecessary oil from the face without adding anything.
* You wash your face before taking a shower. Of course, you can wash your face whenever you feel like washing it but it’s better to wash your face with a small amount of a cleanser once again after taking a shower. Hair products often contain silicones, parabens, and other chemicals that make hair smooth and soft. Unfortunately, they are not as useful for the face.
Conversely, by staying on the skin, they can cause irritation, redness, or worsen already existing acne. That’s why we recommend removing cosmetics from your face before taking a shower and conduct a final wash of the face after you have washed your hair.