Sometimes we don’t have time to do a manicure or a fashionable makeup, but it’s not so terrible. But what’s really important is to take care of the skin properly. And you should do it not from time to time, but every day.
We talked with experts and learned about the 10 mistakes that women make often, when taking care of the skin. Some of them ordinary and obvious, but you should not forget about them anyway!
Mistake 1: Wrong Skin Care Choice
Be careful when choosing the morning and night creams for the face, it is very important to take into consideration your skin type. Tools, perfect for your best friend, absolutely cannot suit you. So choosing a cream, seek the advice of an experienced beautician or, in the case of a skin condition, talk to your dermatologist.
Mistake 2: You Forget about Sunscreen
No matter what the weather or time of year is out there now, your daylight tool for the face should have SPF of at least 15. Even if you only take a 10-minute walk to metro. There is always a risk to catch harmful UV rays, and they are one of the main causes of premature aging of our skin.
Mistake 3: Ignoring Basic Rules of Hygiene
Before you get down to cleaning your face, be sure to wash your hands with soap and water. Otherwise, you can leave bacteria, dirt and oil on the skin, which might cause pimples. For this reason, try not to touch your face when you are in public places. Also, you should have separate towels for the face and hands.
Mistake 4: You Don’t Wash off Makeup Before Going to Bed
In any case, do not be lazy to remove makeup before going to bed. Especially if you use a lot of cosmetics. To be safe, keep wipes for removing makeup and moisturizing cream on the bedside table. This will allow you to get rid of mascara and eyeshadows on the eyelids, when you have no strength to walk to the bathroom and make it right.
Mistake 5: You Use the same Cream All Year Around
The new season should mean that you should change all your skin care cosmetics. In winter our skin needs cosmetics with a stronger moisturizing effect, in summer cosmetics should be light and with a high level of SPF protection. Besides, every woman has her own individual skin features. For example, someone may be allergic to the sun. All this must be considered, when choosing day and night creams for everyday use.
Mistake 6: You Forget about Your Neck
The skin of the neck is exposed to aggressive environmental influences as much as the face. Many women forget this and begin to look at the neck much later, when the neck starts aging. We should not forget about this important part of your body: use moisturizers and sunscreens.
Mistake 7: You Don’t Eat Healthy Food
Our appearance is the result of the work of the whole organism. No expensive cream or visits to the beautician will not make your skin look fresh and beautiful, if you abuse alcohol and eat fatty and sugary food. In addition to proper nutrition, we should not forget about the phytonutrients and antioxidants that have to be in your food. Eat more fresh greens, vegetables, fruit and don’t forget about Super foods.
Mistake 8: You Abuse Scrubs
Any moderate cleaning is good. It is not necessary to use scrubs and peeling gels more often than every 7-10 days. Otherwise the top layer of the skin will be damaged and become vulnerable to rapid contamination and decay.
Mistake 9: You Don’t Drink Enough Water
It is one of the golden rules to drink more still water! It is absolutely necessary for the health and beauty of the skin, making it supple and smooth. To calculate the necessary amount of water is easy: 30 ml per 1 kg of body weight. Till 3 p.m. you should drink two-thirds of the daily allowance because evening fluid intake often leads to swelling and bags under the eyes.
Mistake 10: You Don’t Get Enough Rest
High-stress levels and sleep deprivation are not the best way to affect the condition of the skin. Be sure to go to bed on time, not forgetting to turn off at night your mobile phone. It would be also very useful to take a brake from work for a short meditation or a simple 10-min relaxation.