Common Skincare Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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Not cleansing properly

Even if you're diligent in makeup removal, you have to be sure you're using a cleanser with the right ingredients. It should contain things like antioxidants for protection, and salicylic acid to help clear your pores.

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Over-exfoliating

It might be tempting, but over-exfoliating is highly damaging in the long term. You're actually removing the protective barrier of your skin, making it more prone to environmental toxins and sun damage. Exfoliate at max two to three times a week.

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Sleeping with your makeup on

ure, it's okay if it happened once, but it really shouldn't become a habit. Not removing your makeup for the night clogs your pores and oil glands. This will make your pores appear larger.

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Not applying products in the correct order

To fully maximize the benefits of the products in your regimen is to apply products with a thinner consistency before the thicker ones. It doesn't matter what their active ingredients are. This is because heavier products can block the lighter ones from penetrating the skin and doing their job.

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Using dirty makeup brushes

Dirty makeup brushes are doing more damage to your skin than you think. Keeping your brushes clean will ensure no dirt or old makeup affect your skin.

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Not wearing sunscreen every day

The best protection against skin aging is a good sunscreen defense. It should be used every day, even in winter. Make sure it has an SPF of 30 or higher. And don't forget to apply to your chest and the top of your hands daily as well.

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Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase

Switch to satin or silk, as they minimize permanent creases and complexion issues. Persistently pressing your face into a cotton pillowcase causes the skin to aggravate by the friction of cotton. This can cause permanent creases as our collagen breaks down.

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Rubbing the products on harshly

Harshly rubbing on products can damage the skin. The best way to apply is by maintaining negligible pressure and focusing on spreading instead of rigorously massaging them in.

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Exfoliating away oily skin

People think that if they exfoliate with different scrubs, they’ll eliminate oily skin. But that's simply not true. When your skin is over-scrubbed, the oil production actually speeds up because the skin’s natural repair mechanism is put into overdrive.

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Overusing all your products

Just like over-scrubbing, overusing your cleanser or other products also compromises your skin’s natural protective oil. It isn’t necessary to cleanse in the morning and the evening.

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Popping pimples

We all know we do this sometimes, but it's a terrible idea for your skin. When we squeeze a pimple from the side, it ends up creating an infection that goes down deeper into the pore.

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