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1. You don’t remove your makeup
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2. You don’t double cleanse
Double cleansing is essential when wearing long stay makeup, eyeliners and liquid lipsticks. Start with a micellar water and then go in with pH balanced cleanser.
3. You overexfoliate your skin.
Exfoliate your skin 1-2 times a week with a help of an AHA-BHA based toner or mist. Avoid harsh scrubs for your face. Use sugar based scrubs or exfoliating scrubs for areas like elbows, thighs.
4. You take hot water showers
Hot water showers and rinses can strip your skin of natural oils, and can lead to seriously dehydrated skin. Take lukewarm showers and always wash your face with cool water.
5. You’re on your Dr. Pimple Popper
Popping pimples can be addictive but often causes more breakouts. Applying an OTC cream and keep the area clean with a toner followed by a pimple patch. Make most of
6. You don’t apply cream at the right time.
To avoid transepidermal water loss, it’s imperative to apply a body cream and face cream as soon as you step out of the shower. This helps lock in the moisture for hours together.
7. You apply retinol and Vitamin C on the same day.
It is fine to use both ingredients in your skincare routine but avoid using them on the same day. Apply sunscreen everytime you step outdoors to avoid hyperpigmentation.
8. You use expired makeup products.
A mascara shouldn’t be used for more than 4 months whereas most foundations expire 12 months later. Using expired makeup, can cause infections and breakouts. So keep cleaning out your beauty kitty.
9. You skip sunblock on cloudy days
It may seem that you don’t need SPF only on sunny days but both UVA and UVB rays can harm your skin on cloudy days too. Apply an ounce of sunscreen before stepping outdoors.
10. You skip a visit to the dermatologist.
Be it acne, pigmentation or signs of ageing, there are some things that are best in the hands of an expert. Always do a patch test of any beauty DIYs and then only go ahead. Reach out to your dermatologist before applying any pharmaceutical creams, AHA’s, BHA’s or retinol.