Are You Making These Skincare Mistakes?

Has your skincare been taking the backseat lately? We know how easy it is to get caught up in life. Between work, kids, the gym, and your social life; it’s easy to become a little negligent with your beauty routine, or forget what is actually good for your skin. But just how bad is forgetting to take off your makeup? We’ve got the answers (and the solutions) for you.

Mistake 1. Not washing your face at night. Think about everything that happens to your face throughout the day. You start by applying your moisturizer and SPF, and then your makeup goes on. Add on a little sweat and pollution and it’s easy to see why washing your face at night is one of the most important steps in your skincare routine. For a deep, yet ultra gentle, cleanse, try the Foreo Luna, a cleansing device that uses T-Sonic technology and low-frequency pulsations to deep cleanse and leave your skin glowing.

Mistake 2. Forgetting the sunscreen. Another major beauty mistake, forgoing the sunscreen leaves you susceptible to sunburn, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. Wearing sunscreen every day will keep you looking younger for longer, but if you happen to forget it, immediately apply a soothing, repairing cream like Reviderm After Solar Repair. This cream will not only moisturize your skin, it will kick start your skin’s natural healing process and prevent further damage.

Mistake 3. Over-exfoliating. Have you been using harsh scrubs in an attempt to get your glow back? Despite what many people believe, gentle is the way to go when it comes to exfoliating your skin. Using a harsh scrub with sharp granules can create micro-tears in your skin, as well as causing inflammation and irritation. Switch to a gentle peel, like Bliss Incredipeel, a spa-strength peel that will gently renew and retexturize your skin, without irritating it.

Mistake 4. Neglecting your hands. We spend so much time thinking about our faces that we often forget to take care of our hands. Unfortunately, the skin on your hands is thinner than the rest of your body and tends to be one of the first places to show the signs of aging. Keep your hands looking young with a rich, moisturizing hand cream like Eve Lom Hand Cream +SPF 10. This cream will hydrate, brighten and refine your skin. It even contains SPF 10 to protect your hands from the damaging rays of the sun.

Mistake 5. Picking at acne. You know the rule; never, ever, ever pick a pimple. Picking a pimple can spread the bacteria, leading to even more pimples, as well as lead to scarring. Resist the urge to pick and use a potent spot treatment like Neostrata Spot Treatment Gel, which contains gentle exfoliants and a concentrated blend of vitamin a and salicylic acid to treat breakouts.

– Rebecca Harrisson