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Are You Making These Skin Care Mistakes?

Are You Making These Skin Care Mistakes?

Permanently exposed to UV rays, the wind and free radicals, your skin needs careful attention before dealing with the aggression of environmental factors. Of course, you use an SPF product and a moisturizing cream that suits your skin, but are you sure it’s enough to maintain the beauty and health of your skin?

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If you have an oily skin, perhaps one of the greatest pleasures in the morning is cleansing your skin thoroughly with water and a cleansing gel or another product that you love. However, this apparently beneficial habit for your skin may have the opposite effect, stimulating the activity of sebaceous glands. Instead, if you have a sensitive or dry skin, brushing your skin thoroughly every morning is one of the biggest mistakes you can make to balance your skin oils. A good advice is if you want a profound cleansing of the skin just wait until the end of the day and instead use micellar or thermal water or creamy, moisturizing lotion to remove only the residue collected in the pores, not the moisture level.

To prevent bacterial migration, you already know how important it is to use a different body and face towels, but did you know how important it is to change the towel you use for your face daily? Moisture retained by fibers along with makeup residues, sebum, and accumulated bacteria is a sure recipe for a disaster.

Antioxidants give a glow to the skin, retinoids help anti-aging, peptides feed your skin, and hyaluronic acid keeps it hydrated, so you’re tempted to use them at the same time. You couldn’t be any wronger. Using multiple active ingredients at the same time can lead to, for example, inflammation, or redness, so learn about the best combinations of ingredients for your skin and avoid risky experiments. For example, antioxidants work best when used with vitamins C and E, while retinoids used along with acne treatments or AHA acids can cause violent skin reactions. So, introduce careful new products in your skin care routine, wait a few minutes before applying a new product and turn to non-perfumed hypoallergenic products.

The fashion and beauty rules are made to be violated and reinterpreted, but skin care requires a little more disciplined. To get the maximum effect of the care products you use, make sure you apply them in the right order: cleans your skin, apply toner if you need it, the serum, the SPF product, then “seals” everything with moisturizing cream or/and eye cream.

After the delicate area around the eyes, the skin around the mouth is most prone to develop the first signs of aging. That’s why you never neglect this area and give it the right care by applying the same cream you use around your eyes and lips. Why would you do that? The creams formulated for the eye area tend to be the richest in nutrients and ingredients to boost firmness and are well tolerated in any other area of the face, so use it with confidence.

Procrastination has no place in your skin care routine. Once you have gone out of the shower, cleaned your skin or applied a tonic lotion, don’t wait too long before applying moisturizing products. To ensure deeper hydration, it takes advantage of the time the skin has a higher degree of moisture and the pores are open.

Another advice for you is NEVER to buy day products which have Retinol on the list of ingredients because instead of that anti-aging effect that the product promises you’ll get the exact opposite and actually make the skin age faster because it’s more responsive to the sun, no matter the amount of SPF protection guaranteed by the foundation or sunscreen.



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Shannon Patterson
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I was pretty shocked to learn about Retinol. I know that some acne products actually make your acne worse, too, so that you’ll keep using it in attempt to get rid of the unsightly pimples. It’s so sad! It is important to know what’s in the products that we put on our skin.

Helene Cohen Bludman
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I never use Retinol products in the summer. I made that mistake once, and my skin was a mess.

Diana
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I agreed with you! and I always use micellar water I found it more gentle that the other face cleansers 😀

corinne & kirsty
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I had no idea about Retinol. That I use many beauty product or have a skincare routine but it’s always good to know i guess

Sarah-Louise Bailey
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Learned something new about Retinol products. My mom uses Retinol anti aging cream, will share this article with her.

Amber Myers
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This has reminded me that I need to have a better skin routine. I really don’t at the moment. I didn’t know this about Retinol! I think one of my products DOES have it. I’ll have to check.

Heather Johnson
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I totally found that washing my face left helped. When I washed too much, my skin got way too dried out.

Claudia Krusch
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I had no idea about Retinol. I have been looking for new skincare products to try. My skin has been so dry since the winter.

aareeba
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Omg I never knew about Retinol. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I have to keep an eye on products I use from now

Thảo Nguyễn
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Thanks for your advise. I am too lazy to use skincare. But now I must change my thought. And do all skincare process like this post

Thảo Nguyễn
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Thanks for your advise. I am too lazy to use skincare products. But now I must change my thought and do skincare process like this post

Rosey
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I am so ridiculous with taking care of my skin. I sometimes even go to sleep w/o washing my face, good gravy!

Gloria
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Retinol can be tricky. Same with anything containing citrus. Especially if you use essential oils. Citrus oils are photosensitive and cause you to get sunburned a lot quicker!

Ankita
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Yes! I have oily skin..surely gonna try your tips..Thank you for sharing…

Caitlin
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When I first started using retinol I definitely got burned (literally!) by using it during the day… I should have known better because my skin is so fair to begin with.

Elizabeth O
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There is so much information on beauty out there that I think it is best to operate from a place of caution with everything and do our own homework. That said, we can’t go wrong with maintaining a healthy, clean regimen for our skin.

Angela Bethea
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I totally agree that Discipline is the the key for Skin care routine success. The younger you are to start using sunscreen or moisturizer on your skin, the better.

Stefanie
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Oh wow I didn´t know that retinol was so bad!!! Thank you for sharing that… I think my whole life I took care of my skin in a wrong way

Ashley
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I try to always remember my lotions and serums before makeup. Great reminders you have here in this post.

Alayna
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I was shocked about the Retinol, I never knew that before. I will definitely keep a look out for it next time! Thanks for the great tips and for sharing.

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