We all want that clear, glowy skin, that radiant complexion. We all want skin that makes it seem like we are glowing from the inside out. We end up purchasing product after product after watching all the new launches, hoping that it will work skin miracles. But, most of these products end up being just marketing gimmicks.
Knowing the basics of skincare is very important, while we always focus on what to do, we often forget to learn about what not to do when it comes to skincare. Let’s take a moment to talk about that.
1. Don’t Keep Touching Your Face
It’s tempting to keep touching your face, especially, when you have a blemish. But, the truth is that the more you touch your face, the more problematic it will be for you. Breakouts often happen because of bacteria spreading on the skin. Unclean hands are full of bacteria, so when you touch your face, you are basically helping them infest your skin. At least try to keep your hands off your face as much as possible.
2. Do Not Leave Without Sunscreen Protection
I used to skip out on using sunscreen but SPF’s should never be an option. Sunscreen helps fight against the damaging effect of the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. These rays are harmful and also cause premature skin aging and wrinkling along with skin cancer. To effectively reduce skin damage caused due to the sun, choose products that are natural. For the sunscreen, opt for a moisturizer with an SPF so that your skin also stays hydrated.
3. Don’t Take Hot Showers
Who doesn’t love hot showers after a long tiring day? Hot showers are immensely relaxing and soothing, but they are considered less than ideal for your skin. Taking a hot shower strips the natural oils from your skin that keeps it healthy. Sometimes you can immediately feel your skin feel a little rough after the shower. This eventually will result in inflammation, dryness, redness and even itching. If cold shower isn’t an option for you based on where you live, try warm showers and avoid extremely hot ones.
4. Don’t Share Skincare Products
People often share products especially if they live together. Keeping skincare products fresh and clean is hard as it is, it becomes difficult with multiple people using them. The person you are sharing your night cream with, may not realize that their hands aren’t that clean and use the cream by sticking their fingers in a jar of cream. This will make it easy for bacteria to grow. Something that is supposed to help will work reverse. Anything that touches the skin directly should anyway not be shared.
5. Don’t Give or Take Uncertain Skincare Advice
Every person’s skin is different and products work differently on people. Just because something worked on someone else does not mean that it will work for you, and vice versa. Do proper research, consult a dermatologist, and then invest in things. At most, know your skin type.