Even if it doesn’t seem like a big deal, some of our daily habits are actually bad for our skin. Check out these common skincare mistakes that can ruin a beauty routine.
MISTAKE: Washing your face with hot water and taking hot showers.
FIX IT: Wash your face with room temperature or cold water and take warm showers.
MISTAKE: Sleeping with hair down or in your face.
FIX IT: Pin your bangs back or pull your hair back in a ponytail to avoid excessive oils on your forehead that can lead to major breakouts.
MISTAKE: Popping your pimples.
FIX IT: When your pimple is ready, wash your face with a clean washcloth and it should pop on its own. If it doesn’t, it’s not ready and popping it can damage your skin and send the bacteria even deeper into your pores.
MISTAKE: Exfoliating too much.
FIX IT: Only exfoliate two times a week. Any more than this can damage the natural, protective barrier your skin has.
MISTAKE: Not moisturizing, even if you have oily skin.
FIX IT: EVERYONE should moisturize. You just have to find the right type of moisturizer for your skin. When you avoid moisturizing you are more likely to get fine lines and wrinkles.