All bad habits are hard to break, including bad skincare habits. Unfortunately, the longer you continue these habits, the harder it will take you to achieve the skin you want. We’ve all been there. From sleeping with your makeup on to touching your face, we’re here to break it down for you.
1. Skipping double-cleansing
Not many people are aware of this step. However, this step, especially when wearing makeup, is an essential part of your skincare routine. Washing your face with a cleanser alone is not enough to remove your makeup and skincare products.
If you’ve been wearing makeup all day, I highly recommend using an oil cleanser or a cleansing balm. These will melt off your makeup before you proceed with your face cleanser.
2. Sleeping with your makeup on
We’re all guilty of this. Partying all night and numerous drinks, we’ve all been there. Maybe a few times. However, it is terrible for your skin to make this a habit.
Not only you’re not letting your skin breathe from all that makeup, but you are also letting it sit on your face overnight. Imagine how much dirt, oil, germs, and bacteria acquire on our faces throughout the day. And imagine letting them sit on faces while we sleep. Yikes!
3. Not putting enough sunscreen
When we say it’s not enough sunscreen, it means it’s not enough. Sunscreen should be applied with the right amount and should do reapplying. Unlike other skincare products, sunscreen should not be put with a pea-sized amount. Researches say that we should apply it using a double finger.
That’s how much we need for the day plus reapplying after 2-4 hours. This isn’t just bad for our skin, and it’s dangerous too. Not protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to skin cancer. Are you stuck at home? Not an excuse. Apply sunscreen even at home, so you’re continually protected.
4. Touching and picking your face
A study has shown that we tend to touch our face up to 23 times an hour. Now, that’s a lot! And I know we like to think our hands are clean, but they aren’t always free from germs and other icky stuff. These germs can cause pimples and breakouts.
Talk about pimple popping? I know it’s very tempting (and sometimes very satisfying) to do the popping ourselves, but it’s really best to leave that to professionals. Not only we are making it worse, but this can also lead to severe infections.