Say No To Committing These Skin Sins
At some point in our lives, we have all fallen victim to at least one skincare sin; we are only human, right? Skincare is an essential part of making sure that your makeup always looks flawless.
My clients often reveal to me that they have detrimental skin habits, so I wanted to take a few minutes to shine the light on some very common skin sins.
1. Not Having A Skincare Routine
It doesn’t matter what kind of skin you have: oily, dry, normal, combination, everyone needs some sort of skincare routine, even if it is as basic as washing your face and moisturizing every day.
You can’t not use skincare and expect your makeup to look amazing—it simply doesn’t work that way. Having an effective skincare routine rids the skin of dirt, grime, oil, makeup...everything. And not ridding your skin of these things unsurprisingly leads to some not-so-fun skin issues. So be skin-smart and develop a skincare routine.
2. Not Washing Your Face
Washing your face not only makes your skin feel soft and clean, it also rids the skin of pore-clogging gunk. It’s all about finding the right type of face wash for your skin. Simply rinsing your face with water won’t give it the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs.
Not washing your face is like not taking a shower or brushing your teeth; not pleasant. Washing your face will do more good than harm. It also ensures that when it’s time to put your makeup on, it goes on smoothly and draws less attention to skin issues that can occur by not washing your face.
3. Exfoliating Every Day
When people tell me that they exfoliate daily, I cringe.
Yes, it is important to exfoliate your skin, but over-exfoliating freaks your skin out (read: dry patches, uneven skin tone and texture, breakouts, etc.).
The truth is that you only need to exfoliate three times a week or so to remove dead skin cells and purify pores.
4. Not Using Sunscreen
No eye-rolling! You may have heard this too many times to count, but if you aren't applying—and regularly reapplying—sunscreen, this lecture is still deserved.
I'll admit that finding a good facial sunscreen can be tough, especially for makeup-donners and people with oilier skin types. However, sunscreen formulas are constantly improving and there are plenty of suitable options. Which means that there is no excuse for not putting on 50 SPF+ sunscreen on your face and body every single day. Like NO excuse.
Until next time, lovelies!