A beautiful healthy facial skin.
The Ideal Skin is one that has the tiniest pores, an even tone, good complexion and an even texture. Ideally, it is one that has a smooth glassy look. Such skin is not difficult to achieve, however there are several challenges to overcome. That is why we are going to bring to your attention 5 skin care mistakes you are making that are keeping you from achieving the ideal skin.
In order to achieve the ideal skin, the most important step is to first understand your skin type. Each one’s skin type varies. So it’s important to understand your own skin in order to choose the right routine and products to enhance it.
It’s important to have a skin care routine which you follow every day. Your face is the first thing people look at when they see you, so you want to make sure your skin is a beautiful representation of you. Let’s dive into the mistakes.
The process of getting the perfect look through the use of make-up has evolved a lot through the years. Layers upon layers of several components are applied on your face in order to make you look like the you you want to look like. The thing is, at the end of the day when you are exhausted and all you can think about is hitting the sack, then removing the mountain of make-up becomes a real challenge.
Sleeping with make-up on is quite a common mistake made by many of us. Because of the many layers of product applied, the skin pores are covered and buried under there. It becomes difficult for the skin to breathe freely and this leads to clogged pores which evolve into black heads and inevitably blemishes on your skin. This leaves an unpleasant feel of your skin and may be quite unappealing. So take it upon yourself to make a habit of cleaning your face everyday before you go to bed to open up your pores after a daylong layer of makeup.
After achieving its purpose, the beautiful make-up must be washed off at the end of the day.
There is a myth that moisturizers will over saturate the skin before applying makeup. Because of that, many women only moisturize their skin at night and not in the morning or during the day.
The first step to ensuring that your skin is well nourished with or without makeup is applying enough moisturizer to it and rubbing it in using circular motion. This will keep the skin looking supple and healthy at all times. Lack of moisture can lead to dry skin irritation and discomfort. Not applying a moisturizer denies the skin the benefits it so desperately needs. Moisturise your skin as much as possible to keep it from dryness. A good tip is to let your moisturiser set before applying the makeup.
Taking a super-hot shower in the cold weather, especially in this Christmas season may feel amazing but hot water strips the skin of its natural oils and dries it out. Extremely cold water on the other hand can be a good treatment for the skin. Always wash your face with lukewarm water to avoid dryness and moisturise your skin afterwards to replenish hydration.
While exfoliating is a great way to remove the buildup of dead skin cells for a smoother, brighter skin however over exfoliation can be super damaging to the skin’s natural moisture barrier. If you see the signs of over exfoliation (dry/tight skin, redness, bumpy skin texture) use gentle products on your skin and reduce how often you exfoliate your skin. Steaming the face twice a week is the best exfoliation your skin will ever get.
We understand life is busy and sometimes other things take priority but to have glowing and healthy skin is important to make our skincare routine a top priority and be consistent with it every day. Take a small portion of your day and dedicate it to your personal care. It does not need to be an extensive skin care routine, it can be as simple as cleansing and moisturising your skin twice a day. It is better than being inconsistent. Trust us your skin will thank you later.
The five most common mistakes we have detailed above are easy to be trapped by. We can make our skin care journeys fun and easy by simply tweaking a few things here and there.
Some of these mistakes do not have to become habits. You can easily choose the habit you want to define your life but remember that this habit will definitely affect in the years ahead.
Remember you are a GEM…. Treat yourself like one!