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Beauty 101
Mistakes You Are Making With Your Skincare
Rachel Gibbons Beauty Expert
Mistakes You Are Making With Your Skincare

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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