Social media can either be a blessing or a curse for Skin Care Routines. Ever since the advent of the internet, people have begun going online to find the answer to all their questions. It’s easy to get impressed by filtered, overly edited, and face-tuned images and videos on social media platforms. Especially when these posts belong to someone who has a bit of knowledge about what they’re doing.
During the pandemic, many individuals finally got the time to take care of themselves; hence skincare became popular when quarantine forced everyone to look inwardly for entertainment. As a result of its popularity, beauty bloggers and Instagram models began preaching to their followers how to get the perfect skin.
First of all, there is no such thing as perfect or ‘glass’ skin. Human skin has texture, pores, and scarring. There’s nothing wrong with that. Accepting yourself is the first step in the journey to self-improvement. It’s essential to remember that everyone’s skin is different and requires different skincare routines with other products that work for them but may not work for someone else. While some people possess greater knowledge about skincare, you shouldn’t take advice from anyone who isn’t a professional. The internet isn’t qualified enough to replace doctors and aestheticians who work in skincare.
It’s your responsibility to get to know your skin before subjecting it to recommended treatments. But, it can be difficult to ignore the high volume of skin care advice available on social media. Even if you feel like you’ve got your skincare regime right, look at the most common mistakes you could be doing wrong in your skincare routine.
Not Keeping Your Skin Clean
The most obvious first step in skincare is to keep your skin clean. When you take makeup off, don’t use makeup removing wipes. These wipes don’t clean your skin. They can damage your skin by spreading bacteria and affecting your pores. Use a cleanser with the right formula for your skin type to remove your makeup. Double cleansing is the way to go. It’s vital to keep a soft towel separately for your face, don’t rub the towel over your skin harshly; dab lightly and be gentle.
Not Checking the Formula on Your Products
The worst gift you can give to your skin is a product with a formula that doesn’t compliment your skin type. You may even be allergic to an ingredient and not know what’s triggering the allergy. It’s necessary to check the ingredients on every skincare product you purchase and choose a formula that suits your skin type. Remember, dermatologically tested aren’t recommended, always buy a product that specialists recommend.
Not Needing SPF
This heading is self-explanatory. Everyone needs protection against sun exposure. Your skin won’t heal unless you create a barrier between the harsh sun rays and your sensitive skin. Get sunscreen, apply it before and after your makeup routine, and refresh it periodically.
Not Taking Your Sweet Time
It’s important to follow the correct order of your skincare products, but it’s even more crucial to take breaks between each skincare product to give your skin time to absorb it. Wait time between products allows the product to soak into your skin and for you to see the effect it has separate from the other products in your skincare regime.
When following a skincare routine, be patient with your skin. Real results take time and effort. Be consistent, and if you still don’t see satisfactory results in the promised time frame, consult a professional.