01/12Here are some skincare mistakes you should avoid

Here are some skincare mistakes you should avoid

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and the only one you get. Hence, you preserve it and give it some TLC every now and then. Skincare routines and beauty boosting foods aside, we all know things to do to keep our skin looking youthful and fresh. But as it turns out, there are some cardinal skincare mistakes you must avoid as well. Here’re a few things you really need to avoid. Read on to find out what they are.


02/12Avoid using the same skin care product forever

Avoid using the same skin care product forever

Sometimes when you find a product that works like magic, you want to use it forever and swear off anything else. However, you have to keep in mind that your skin is changing as your age. It also starts to adapt to ingredients in your skincare product, which will make it less effective. Be mindful of the change in season and make sure to choose products that will nourish it and help tackle environmental issues.


03/12Stop stressing so much

Stop stressing so much

Life can be hard. There is a lot to stress about on a daily basis. However, reducing stress is important not only for our overall health but also for the sake of our skin. Stress releases cortisol, which can disrupt the hormones in your body and cause massive breakouts. It can also throw off the balance between good bacteria and bad bacteria in your gut, which reflects on your skin in the form of acne. Take some time for yourself to de-stress. Your skin will thank you for it.


04/12Never go to bed with makeup on

Never go to bed with makeup on

Are you guilty of going to sleep with your makeup on after a tiring night? That is not a good idea and it is a habit you might want to break. Leaving your makeup on all night can clog your pores and cause acne issues. It can also trap dead skin cells and prevent natural exfoliation. This will cause your skin to look dull. Your skin will also get less than half of the amount of oxygen it requires. Never go to sleep without removing all your makeup. Make sure to wash your face thoroughly and apply a moisturizer.


05/12Avoid using facial oils if you have acne prone skin

Avoid using facial oils if you have acne prone skin

While facial oils can be therapeutic and beneficial for your skin, it is not suitable for all skin types, especially if it is more acne prone. Different oils contain different properties. Some oils thought to soothe the skin could aggravate it and cause more breakouts. If you have acne prone skin, steer clear of lavender musk. Consult with an expert before you use any product on your face.


06/12Excessively washing your face

Excessively washing your face

Sometimes when trying to remove your makeup you may tend to wash your face too much. However, overdoing it can irritate the skin and even cause a lot of damage. A common problem is that excessively washing your face can strip away your skin's natural oils and cause it to produce more. Invest in a good makeup remover that will be gentle on the skin and get the job done.


07/12Taking hot baths

Taking hot baths

Spending time in some hot water may be relaxing, however, it isn't so good for the health of your skin. Too much time in hot water can make your skin dry and even cause it to feel itchy. It also takes away the natural oils and proteins from your skin. The next time you want to take a bath, lower the temperature. Once you are done, pat yourself gently with a towel. Do not rub the towel all over your body in a vigorous manner. Make sure to apply lotion to your skin so it gets a good amount of moisture.


08/12Drinking too much alcohol

Drinking too much alcohol

Alcohol is one of the worst things for your skin. It causes your skin to become dry and look dull. Because alcohol is loaded with sugar it can cause breakouts. One or two glasses won't hurt too much. However, you might want to get into the habit of cutting down your intake if you want glowing skin. Choose healthier alternatives instead the next time you go out.




Exfoliating feels amazing, and also gets rid of dead skin cells and de-clogs you pores, leaving your skin feeling fresh and new – which is why we may have a natural tendency to over exfoliate as well. But there is such a thing as over-exfoliating – done too vigorously, you can end up scratching the surface of your skin’s protective barrier, leaving it open to infection and exposure to environmental toxins. So, finding the right balance is key.


10/12Popping, picking, and rubbing

Popping, picking, and rubbing
Remember when your mom repeatedly asked you not to pop your pimple? Of course, your mom was right! She always is. The more you push and pick at your zit, the more inflammation you create underneath. Not to mention, all the bacteria from your fingertips is now all over your skin! Rubbing or tugging skin also accelerates the aging process. Hence, avoid doing those things at all cost. The trick here is to treat your skin like you would treat a baby – with utmost care. readmore