Common mistakes that are throwing off your skincare routine
Posted on 20 May 2020
Do you ever feel like no matter what you do, you aren’t seeing changes in the look, feel, and health of your skin? Maybe it’s a sudden breaking out; or you’re wondering why a product works miracles for a friend, but not for you. It’s possible that you’re making some common skincare mistakes without even realizing it. This blog will help you identify 5 skincare mistakes, and give you some tips on how to fix them!
1. Using face wipes
We all love the convenience of face wipes, but the harsh truth is that they do more harm than good. Wipes are not a substitute for washing your face - sure, they may remove most of your makeup (to the eye), but they’re also taking some of those essential oils from the surface layers of your skin with them, while pores remain clogged. While face wipes can be handy for the gym bag or traveling, you shouldn’t be relying on them as part of your daily routine.
2. Applying Too Much
Repeat with me, “LESS IS MORE”. It’s easy to get sucked into what new product the influencer is promoting, or what new goodies you get in your BirchBox, but this is a risky move. Mainly, because you could be using products that are working against each other, are made with harmful pore-clogging ingredients, can cause irritation, and more. Keep it simple, people. Your skin will thank you!
3. Exfoliating too much/too little
Exfoliation is healthy for your skin, as it removes dead skin cells from the surface and helps other products work more efficiently. Try to exfoliate at least once a week either with a skincare product that contains gentle fruit acids or natural exfoliant (like Body Merry’s gentle exfoliating cleansers) and avoid over-exfoliation as this can make your skin irritated and do more harm than good.
4. Exposing Your Skin to Too Much Sun
Although we tend to look better with a tan; the sun is our skin’s worst enemy. It is essential to protect your skin from the harmful rays by using an SPF, especially if you’re using certain topical ingredients that increase your skin’s vulnerability to burns, like retinol. Luckily, Body Merry is close to launching a new SPF 50 Sunscreen Cream!
5. Not Properly Taking Off Your Makeup
It is vital to cleanse your skin at night, no matter how tired you are. Remove the day’s dirt, grime, and makeup thoroughly to allow the skin to breathe, and unclog the pores to prevent breakouts.