Your skin deserves the best possible care, but sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it seems impossible to achieve that flawless complexion you have always desired. To ensure that you are not unknowingly causing your skin any damage that may be preventing a radiant glow, make sure to avoid these skincare don’ts.
Don’t Forget to Moisturize While Skin is Still Damp
Moisturizing is a key part of any skincare routine, and works by providing moisture to your skin, as well creating a protective film over your skin to trap moisture. If you apply a moisturizer while your skin is dry, this means that there is no excess moisture for the product to protect, and it also means that your skin will be less receptive when it comes to absorbing the cream. This means that, if you want your moisturizer to really work to its full potential, you need to apply it when your skin is still damp, either after showering or cleansing. If you want to apply it during the day, simply spray some rose water onto your skin before applying the moisturizer over this.
Exfoliation is essential for a healthy complexion, but overdoing it can soon cause irritation and sensitivity. If your skin feels raw, sensitive or itchy after exfoliating, then it is likely that you need to cut back on the amount that you exfoliate, or take a second look at the exfoliator you’re using.
Don’t Forget About Sunscreen
Now that the summer months are over and you are likely spending less time outdoors, it is still important to apply a sunscreen each and every day. Not only do UV rays penetrate the cloudy sky, they also penetrate through glass, meaning that you need to wear a sunscreen no matter what the weather is like, or where you may be spending your day. An eye cream that contains SPF is ideal for the delicate area around your eyes, while an SPF lip balm will help to protect the skin on the lips.
Don’t Get Too Stressed
Stress causes increased levels of cortisol to go shooting around your body, and this can seriously harm your skin. Cortisol has the effect of damaging healthy skin cells and breaking down collagen, leading to an increase in lines and wrinkles, as well as a higher chance of experiencing breakouts and acne. There are many different ways in which you can go about keeping your stress levels down, from regular exercise to yoga and meditation to simply spending time on a hobby that you love.
There are so many different factors to consider when it comes to skin care that it can be easy to sometimes slip up and make a few mistakes. Fortunately, by being immediately aware of any changes that occur with your skin, you will be able to remedy the situation and bring back your bright and smooth complexion in no time at all.