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8 Skincare Mistakes You Are Probably Making

8 Skincare Mistakes You Are Probably Making

When it comes to skincare, there's so many mistakes you can make or rumors you can follow that really don't help. Today I'm exposing those mistakes and rumors and hopefully, if you're currently doing any of this, your skin will get better!


TOOTHPASTE ON ACNE

You've probably heard this one at some point in your life, but you've probably also heard that this does not work well.

Sure, it might get rid of a pimple but at the same time it will add a separate issue. Because toothpaste is made for teeth, the ingredients are harsh and will cause an itchy and burning feeling on the same spot.

It can also cause scarring but, I guess it does tend to reduce the size of huge pimples so if you really really want to, do this as a last resort.

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USING HOT WATER TO WASH YOUR FACE

Until pretty recently I did this but actually I shouldn't have been.

Hot water is bad for your face (especially in winter) and it can dry out your skin and therefore produce excess oils. 

Your skin becomes itchy and flakey overtime so its best to use lukewarm water.

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NOT WASHING YOUR FACE MORNING AND NIGHT

Natural oils, sweat, dirt and pollution gather onto your face during the day.

That's why it's important to wash your face before you go to bed and it's just as important to wash your face when you wake up.

Germs from your pillowcase and comforter make their way onto your face while you sleep.

The bacteria from your saliva and the oils from your hair get to your face which can cause breakouts.

So, no matter what, do not skip a wash.

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SLEEPING WITH MAKEUP

Do not sleep while wearing makeup!

While we sleep, a growth hormone repairs damaged skin from the sun and pollution.

New skin cells are pushed to the surface and old cells currently on the surface, shed.

The makeup traps the dead skin cells and prevents them from shedding off, giving you a flat complexation. 

Wearing makeup also traps oils which can cause breakouts. 

Use a makeup remover to take off the makeup and then cleanse your face with a facial wash.

Don't use just your makeup remover and don't use a cleanser as a makeup remover.

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USING A BAR OF SOAP TO WASH YOUR FACE

Using soap bars typically made for hands or for your body is not a good idea.

They are very harsh and will strip away natural skin hydrators, causing inflammation from broken blood vessels.

Go for a facial cleanser made for your skin type to prevent redness in your face.

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EXFOLIATING EVERYDAY

Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and to promote radiation in your skin.

Over exfoliating wears away the skin and causes redness and irritation. 

It is recommended that you exfoliate 1-2 times a week for the best results.

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WASHING YOUR FACE AFTER USING A FACE MASK

Masks can give your skin ingredients 300% stronger than normal serums so you don't need to pile on more or risk wiping that off.

You should however, wash your face before using a sheet mask because they need a completely cleansed bare face so the ingredients can fully work their magic.

Although there are little to no skin threatening consequences if you do wash after, you take the risk of washing off all the ingredients as I mentioned before.

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NOT MOISTURIZING

I do not care what your skin type is, you need to moisturize!

You don't need to have dry skin to do this!

Moisturizing is an essential part of one's skin care routine.

It can maintain your skins balance, reduce the appearance of blemishes, fight wrinkles, soften your skin, it does so much!

If you don't moisturize, you could develop wrinkles, your acne can get worse because of dry skin, your skin will itch and you'll lose a layer of protection.

Moisturizing is quick and easy and I see no reason as to why you should skip it.

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope my articles were able to help you as much as they helped me!

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