We’ve covered some common skincare mistakes women make, which include not using sunscreen and over-using facial products. Today, we’re going to add 4 more to that list!
Many women leave exfoliating out of their skincare regime. Some claim their skin’s just too sensitive or too dry, while others are plain ol’ lazy. So what if you cleanse and moisturize religiously? If you’re not exfoliating, your skin isn’t as clean and healthy as it could be. As we grow older, the process of cell regeneration in our skin slows down. The build-up of dead skin cells and makeup residue can clog up your pores and leave your skin looking dry, dull and rough. The clogged pores will also make you prone to breakouts.
Exfoliating with a gentle scrub removes all the bad stuff clogging up your pores and reveals fresh skin cells and will leave your pores looking smaller and your skin clearer and brighter! This will also enhance your skin’s ability to absorb your skincare products (like your serum and moisturizer) which makes them more effective.
We must warn you though, over-exfoliating can cause irritation and leave your skin dry. Exfoliating two to three times a week is ideal to keep your skin squeaky clean and glowing!
A little ice cream and junk food now and then won’t hurt, but anything in excess can really affect your skin negatively. When it comes to processed foods like fast food and sugary treats, they lack nutritional value and often contain way too much preservatives, artificial flavourings and other additives that are harmful to your body when consumed too often.
Eating whole and fresh foods (like veggies, fruits, lean meats and fish) is much better for your body and skin.
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By now, we all know better than to go to sleep without washing off our makeup. But, if you’re not careful, you may not be washing every single bit of your makeup off. A normal cleanser may seem to do the job, but all it’s really doing is stripping away the makeup that’s lying on the surface of your skin. For a deep cleanse, use micellar water or an alcohol-free makeup remover to clean off your makeup before rinsing your face with your regular face wash.
We don’t recommend using makeup wipes (even though they’re super convenient) as they contain drying alcohols and emulsifiers that can clog your pores. You can read more here.
Stress can wreck havoc on your skin, resulting in inflammation, acne, dark circles and dull skin. And guess what? Lack of sleep will definitely make it worse. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep (between 6 to 8 hours) every night. When you let anxiety and exhaustion take over your life, your body isn’t able to function properly and you’re definitely going to notice the repercussions on your face.
Whether you’re having a bad day at work or school, here are 5 simple things you can do to relieve stress immediately. Make it a habit every weekend to really unwind, check out the 3 things you should do every Sunday night for a stress-free week ahead.