While scientists are out to change the skin care world one bottle at a time, you probably still persist on keeping bad habits that end up damaging your skin. And we’re not talking about sleeping with your makeup on, not washing your makeup brushes and pillowcases often enough or popping pimples—the list goes way beyond that. Meet seven silent threats to a flawless, glowy face.
1. Washing Your Face In The ShowerWe’ve been through the importance of cleansing your skin. Now the question is: Does it really matter where you’re doing it? And the answer is yes, it does. Washing your face in the shower at the same temperature and pressure as with what you wash your body can actually damage your skin, since these harsh conditions may not only strip your face of healthy oils and essential moisture, but lead to broken capillaries in your cheeks.
2. Using The Wrong Skin Care Products
Not everyone knows their skin type —I can tell that myself, I turned out to really finding out mine at the age of 30! Naturally, we often make the mistake of picking up products that don’t fit our needs or, even worse, end up aggravating skin conditions that should be taken care of. So if you’re not aware of your skin type or still have doubts about what you should use on your face, don’t think twice: schedule a skin consultation with a board-certified esthetician.
3. Applying Your Products Out Of Order
One of the key things when it comes to getting the most out of your skin care routine is applying your products in the right order, that is, from thin to thick consistency (so summing up: cleanser, toner, serum, and cream). Piling up multiple active ingredients and formulas out of order can block certain nutrients to penetrate your skin and even cause irritation.