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Common skin care mistakes are just that – common. You won’t believe how many mistakes we make when it comes to our skin. It could be as little as using the wrong soap, to popping pimples – believe us, t. are a few things we can do without.
Today, we’re going to be sharing some of that skin care faux pas with you. These are the things you should definitely not do to your skin. They could cause hyper-pigmentation, excess oil production, acne, excessively dry skin and loads more. You might want to bookmark this. These common skin care mistakes might have you shook!
Here we go;
Don’t overuse blotting paper
Blotting paper can be our saving grace! When your makeup starts to get shiny due to oil on your skin, we use blotting paper to dab that excess off, makes makeup look almost as good as new. However, some of us get a bit too trigger happy with the blots. The more you blot your skin, the more your skin feels like it should compensate for the oil removed. So, more blotting = more oil production. And this could lead to clogged pores!
So, blot, but not too much. Once or twice a day is a good range.
Don’t pop your pimples be they black or white heads
We know – popping a pimple is so satisfying. It’s like unfollowing someone who irritates you. You feel good about it, and lighter. But this common skin care mistake can be bad for you. Like, really bad. You could end up rupturing the pimple, causing it to spread underneath the skin. Also, your nails could end up digging the skin leaving scarring. Just leave that pimple alone and use a product with benzoyl peroxide to dry it out.
Do not over exfoliate
Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin and leaves you with softer newer skin. We get it! But if you do this too much, you will regret it. When you exfoliate too much, your pores become enlarged and produce a lot of oil to protect itself.
We suggest chemical exfoliation rather than physical. Chemical exfoliation is gentler on the skin and products with AHAs do a great job with separating the dead skin cells from the skin. Physical exfoliation includes your scrubs and loofas and is better done twice a week.
Stay away from foods that are bad for your pores
Brace yourselves, hearts will be broken! Food that is high in sugar content is bad for your pores. This means cakes, ice cream, doughnuts are not kind to your pores. High sugars lead to the production of insulin, which leads to inflammation and excess production of sebum. Sebum clogs our pores and BAM – Acne City!
Another heartbreaker is alcohol. This common skin care mistake leaves your skin parched and dehydrated skin produces more sebum which clogs pores. We’re sorry!
Tell us about your pores and which ‘don’t’ you’re guilty of. Let’s swap war stories!