Skincare Mistakes That You Might Be Making

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Sometimes bad skincare habits can creep in even if we know our skincare routines. Here are 5 common mistakes that you may not be aware of that you should avoid. ✨

Not Cleansing Well Enough

Clean skin is healthy skin, which is why you want to make sure you are spending the appropriate amount of time on your cleansing routine, usually between 1-2 minutes.

Work in your cleanser and get into every nook and cranny to get those pores clean. Double-cleanse if you're wearing makeup or sunscreen.

Not Using Toner Properly

Back in the day, toners used to be what I call "fluffy" products that did little more than dampen the skin to allow for better product penetration. They were also used to remove left over residue from your cleanser.

Todays toners contain active ingredients and are designed to treat the skin. Before you go to apply your toner, your skin should be perfectly clean and prepped with no residue or makeup left behind.

Contaminating Your Serums

We've all seen our favorite Instagram influencers apply products by touching the pipette dropper directly to the skin and I'd be lying if I said I hadn't tried this myself to conserve precious products.

Please don't do this!

Dropper applicators are not meant to touch the skin. Once bacteria gets in, your product will become contaminated and its shelf-life will be shortened. So please use your hands to apply your serums instead.

Applying Moisturizer to Dry Skin

Applying moisturizer to dry skin is like putting oil on a dry sponge. Your skin will not reap the full benefits of the wonderful ingredients and humectants which are meant to trap water in the skin.

Before applying your moisturizer, make sure that your skin is slightly damp and prepped with other products such as a serum or toner. You will notice an immediate difference on how your products perform and how your skin looks if you follow this rule.

Not Using Enough Sunscreen/Mixing Sunscreen With Moisturizer

Sunscreen has to go through rigorous testing and FDA approval to make sure that it will provide the level of protection that's stated on the package.

Mixing your sunscreen will change its physical properties and will not provide adequate protection against UVA and UVB light.

Not using enough sunscreen will also not provide adequate protection. Make sure you are using enough. A good rule of thumb is to use 2 finger lengths for the face and neck.

To learn more about these mistakes please check out my latest video showing some common DO's and DONT'S in a skincare routine.

 

PRODUCTS FEATURED IN THE VIDEO:


SOOTHING CLEANSING GEL


Exquisite Soothing Cleansing Gel for all Skin Types
Soothing Cleansing Gel
Regular price $65.00
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This soothing gel-emulsion gently cleanses skin, removes makeup, and instantly calms thin sensitive skin. It has a balanced formula that is effective, gentle, and leaves your skin hydrated, soft and fresh.


HYDRATING TONER


Exquisite Ultra Hydrating Facial Toner for all skin types
Ultra Hydrating Facial Toner
Regular price $60.00
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This ultra hydrating formula soothes, restores, and balances the skin. Sea Salt restores the skin's natural moisture barrier, and prebiotics provide a soothing effect to repair and balance the skin.

 

RECOVERY SERUM


Swissline Cell Shock Age Intelligence Recovery Serum with Madecassoside and Ectoin
Age Intelligence Recovery Serum
Regular price $238.00
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This serum contains purified molecules of Centella asiatica, ectoin and an award-winning cyclopeptide to augment the skin's response to daily stress, jetlag, sun abuse, aesthetic procedures and serious partying.

Suitable for all skin types, even oily and blemish-prone skins.


AQUA-CALM CREAM


Swissline Force Vitale Aqua-Calm Cream Moisturizer
Aqua-Calm Cream
Regular price $174.00
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This cream is for sensitive skin. It brings together botanical soothers and anti-redness ingredients in a nurturing velvety soft paraben-free formulation that strengthens and improves the fragile or stressed skin.

Best for sensitive and reactive skin


BRIGHTENING BI-PHASE VEIL


This feather-light veil offers advanced mineral and probiotic UVA/UVB protection. The broad spectrum formula contains antioxidants, anti-pollution agents and vitamin E to combat dryness. It can be mixed into foundation or CC creams for satin-smooth application.

Suitable for all skin types.



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