Over Exfoliating: It’s tempting but highly damaging in the long term to buff away too much of your top skin layer. If you over-exfoliate you are actually removing the protective barrier that you skin has, it can cause your skin to be very irritated. Once that barrier is removed, your skin is exposed to environmental toxins, sun damage and causes premature aging. Exfoliating 2 to 3 times a week max will be just fine.
Going To Sleep With Makeup On: We get it, it may happen at least once to all of us, but don’t make it a habit. Not removing your makeup for the night clogs your pore and oil glands, which is why oftentimes you will wake up with a pimple the next day. When makeup becomes impacted in pores, it makes them appear larger. Once your collagen levels decline, the pore won’t snap back as easily once it has been enlarged. Let’s just try to avoid doing that at all costs.
Sleeping On a Cotton Pillowcase: Yes what you’ve been hearing about silk pillowcases is true, it is better to switch to a silk pillowcase. Satin or silk minimizes permanent creases and complexion issues. Persistently pressing your face into a pillowcase causes trauma to the skin. Over time, this trauma aggravated by the friction of cotton can cause permanent creases as our collagen breaks down.
Using Dirty Makeup Brushes: Yes, it’s doing more damage to your skin than you think. Using dirty makeup brushes, can hoard bacteria, then spread it on your skin and cause breakouts. Investing in a makeup brush cleanser will make a huge difference in your skin and makeup application.
Not Moisturizing Oily Skin: Regardless of your skin type, it’s imperative that you moisturize your skin and apply a heavier cream at night. It’s a common misconception that those with oily skin should avoid moisturizers. In fact, it’s vital that even oily skin gets moisture because without it, skin will overcompensate for the loss of hydration (with more oil), which will lead to breakouts and an uneven skin texture. One thing to remember” Moisturizing adds water to the skin, not oil.
Not Cleansing Properly: You may be diligent in makeup removal, but are you using the right cleanser to put your skin in optimal condition for overnight renewal? The key is to find a cleanser that is the right one for your skin type. Look for a cleanser that contains the right ingredients for you, like antioxidants for protection, and salicylic acid to help clear your pores, talk with your aesthetician to find the perfect one for you!
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