1. Over Exfoliating

You all know how important exfoliating is. Exfoliation helps buff away dead skin cells and reviews fresh new skin. It is recommended to exfoliate your skin not more than three times a week. If you are using chemical exfoliation, the duration will depend on what type of chemical exfoliator are you using. Never over-exfoliate thinking that it will give you flawless skin because it will just irritate your skin and make it super dry and prone to early fine lines.         

2. Not Cleansing Enough

Whether you have dry skin, normal skin, or oily skin, you have to cleanse your skin at least once or twice a day. If you have severely oily skin that gets really shiny after 2 to 3 hours of washing your face, you need to do just a water rinse 3 to 4 times a day or use a very gentle sulfate-free face wash.

Sometimes, we cannot give this step much importance and can end up with clogged pores and pimples. One of the best ways to cleanse your skin is to double cleanse twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime.       

3. Sleeping With Makeup On

A good nighttime skincare routine can help maintain your natural skin moisture and can also keep your skin and its top condition. If you don’t have time to do a long nighttime skincare routine, at least make sure to remove every bit of skincare and makeup that you used throughout/during the day. If you sleep with makeup on, it can clog your pores and cause acne and whatnot. 

Always double cleanse before bedtime and make sure that you remove every bit of that makeup from your skin even if you do not want to follow a long night skincare routine. If you are really sleepy and not feeling like cleansing, at least use micellar water to wipe off every bit of makeup and grime.


4. Skipping Sunscreen

We often tend to skip this important step that is using sunscreen. It is really important to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays and using sunscreen has to be the last step in your skincare routine every morning, be it any season of the year. Using sunscreen helps prevent early fine lines and pigmentation and prevents sun damage.

5. Not Changing Bed Linen

Now you may wonder how is bed linen linked with skincare! Our bed linen including pillows contains bacteria, dead skin debris, and whatnot that can cause acne while you sleep on it. Always make sure that you change your bed linen every two days if not daily.

6. Layering Wrong Products

Layering skincare products is my favorite thing. I swear by the Korean 10 steps skincare routine but you have to check ingredients in your skincare products before you layer them. Some ingredients in the specific products do not go well when used together and can cause skin reactions.

7. Skipping Toner

I do not know how much to stress on this! CTM routine also called cleansing, toning and moisturizing is the ultimate skincare routine even if you don’t want to follow the long 10-step routine. A toner repairs your skin for the next skincare products that you will use after using a toner and it facilitates good absorption. Using a toner also has specific skincare benefits depending on what kind of toner you are using.

8. Shaving And Exfoliating Back To Back

Shaving is also a type of exfoliation. While you shave, along with facial hair you also tend to scrape off the top dead skin layer and this is what any other exfoliation method would do. Using a facial scrub before or after shaving or even using a chemical exfoliant before and after shaving is a bad idea and it can cause severe soreness and redness on your skin along with micro-tearing.

9. Popping Pimples

We all know how satisfying it is to pop a pimple. It might give you temporary relief and make your pimples look less inflamed or reduce their size but in the long run, it will cause scarring and dark spots. So keep your hands away from your pimples and if you really want to get it extracted, get it done professionally by a dermatologist.

10. Not Sanitizing/Cleaning Mobile Screens

We love talking to our friends and relatives on a mobile phone or even if you are a working professional, you might be taking up a lot of calls throughout the day. Did you know that your phone screen attracts bacteria and it can transfer to your cheeks when you are talking to someone and cause acne in the future? It is a good idea and a good habit to sanitize your mobile screen using a sanitizing spray or wipes from time to time.


Note- The information provided on this page is for general purposes only and should not be taken as professional advice. All the content provided on this page is my own creativity. Thank you So Much.

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