Are you tired of making the wrong skincare mistakes?
You go through your tried-and-true skin care routine every day to keep your face glowing and gorgeous. But what if you were doing things totally wrong and actually causing some of your skin concerns, like dryness, breakouts, and redness? Follow these easy tricks for pretty skin days ahead.
1. Not cleansing properly
You want to work the cleanser into your skin, moving from the inside of your face and outward using tiny circular motions with your index and middle fingertips. You do this because this is where a majority of your makeup is concentrated.
2. Over exfoliating
Over time, rubbing and scrubbing too hard can lead to wrinkles, especially within the delicate skin surrounding eyes. It also exacerbates underlying acne.Use a gentle chemical-based exfoliant (one that contains acids like lactic or glycolic) twice a week. Avoid the skin near your eyes, plus the skin right around your nose, too — your skin is unexpectedly sensitive.
3. Not cleansing along your hairline or down your neck
You always apply foundation and sweep your bronzer along your forehead, high up on your cheeks, and down your neck for a seamless, natural-looking effect. So if you don't also cleanse in those areas, then all that makeup is still sitting on your skin overnight.
4. Not changing your pillowcase often enough
Flip your pillowcase after two nights so your skin then lays on the clean side;wash it as frequently as possible.
5. Forgetting to clean your eyebrows
To create a perfectly defined brow, you're most likely reaching for a waxy brow pencil or brow kit. The problem? Regular face wash might not get in between hairs to wash the stuff away. Always use eye makeup remover, which is designed to quickly and easily remove long-wear makeup, on brows.