Not applying your serum or moisturiser quick enough after cleansing
You need to apply serums and moisturisers within thirty to sixty seconds of cleansing as your skin can dry out and feel tight. It is best to apply products when your skin is damp as to increase the absorption of the product, increasing hydration levels.
Removing your eye makeup and your face makeup together
This should be done separately! Eye makeup is usually more stubborn and the eye area is more delicate as the skin is thinner. As such, use a makeup remover more specific to the eyes, hold the cotton pad gently over the eye for thirty seconds and don't rub too hard.
Try these out:
- The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Lip & Eye Remover
- Simple Kind To Skin Eye Make-Up Remover
- Pixi Hydrating Milky Makeup Remover
- Cosmoderm Vitamin E Makeup Remover
- Biore Makeup Remover
Rubbing your products vigorously into your face
Some might think that rubbing in products more vigorously may increase absorption or make them work better. However, this isn't true as the rubbing may actually aggravate your skin. Instead try using gentler strokes in an upwards motion.
Forgetting your neck
Your skincare routine should not stop at your chin, give your neck some loving! The skin on your neck is thin, thus making more susceptible to ageing faster than other parts of your body! Make sure to take moisturiser and serums down your neck.
You are over exfoliating
Exfoliation is great to unclog pores and get rid of excess dead skin. If you are using a physical scrub you should only use it two to three times a week gently. Chemical exfoliation is preferable and can be used more regularly, even everyday.
Try these out:
- Some By Mi Cereal Pore Foam Scrub
- Biore Skin Caring Facial Foam Scrub
- The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
- COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid
- The INKEY List Lactic Acid Exfoliant
- The INKEY List Beta Hydroxy Acid Exfoliant
Not changing your pillowcase enough
Your pillowcase should be changed weekly at the very least, maybe even every few days if you don't remove all your makeup off. This is because excess oil, dirt and impurities build up which can lead to acne. We recommend silk pillowcases as they can leave your skin feeling softer and help with reducing wrinkle formation.
Not moisturising your skin if it is oily
Did you know oily skin can also be a sign of dehydrated skin? if your skin is lacking hydration then it compensates by producing extra oil, giving the illusion of oily skin. So try to include moisturising products and ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and ceramides.
Using retinol in the day
Retinol is a great ingredient known for its anti-ageing properties such as reducing the appearance of wrinkles as well as improving pigmentation. As retinol is unstable when exposed to heat and light it is best to avoid using it during the day.
Try these out:
- The INKEY List Retinol Serum
- The INKEY List Overnight Retinol Oil
- The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane
- CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Serum
- Pixi Retinol Tonic
Doing your skincare immediately before bed
Do your skincare routine at least an hour or so before bed so they have a chance to absorb into your skin. Otherwise, it is all going to rub off onto your pillowcase.