What is the key to healthy skin? Sure, an effective care routine. And what makes an effective care routine? The right products, of course. Or…?
In fact, the correct use of care products also plays an important role! And there are some error traps that you can easily fall into and that can limit the usefulness of the products.
In order to avoid mistakes, you first have to know them. That’s why today we’re introducing you to the 10 most common facial care mistakes and , of course, telling you how to do it better. With these tips you can get the most out of your care.
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You’re putting too much pressure on your skin.
It starts with cleansing : there is vigorous rubbing and scrubbing to clean the skin deep into the pores. But used incorrectly, both the towel and cleaning brushes, Konjac sponge, etc. can. can irritate your skin.
During subsequent care, the skin is often pulled, rubbed and pressed as much as possible.
All of this can dry out the skin, lead to redness, skin irritation and other skin problems. Dry skin and a disturbed skin barrier are pro-aging and significantly drive skin aging.
You love hot water.
Alternating baths, sauna, steam bath and cold showers – that’s what we recommend! True, they are considered beneficial for health. But in reality, our skin doesn’t like it at all. Extreme temperatures in one direction or the other have a drying effect and are therefore not recommended , especially if you have dry or sensitive skin.
You don’t use a clean towel for your face.
Be honest: How long has it been since you changed the towel you use to dry your face? Towels can quickly become a source of bacteria and germs if they are not washed regularly. Otherwise, the harmful germs will quickly reach your face and impurities will have an easy time.
You change your skin care products too often.
Have you ever read the tip somewhere to change your skin care routine every few months so that your skin doesn’t get used to it? Unfortunately, this is a common misconception!
It is true that over time the skin builds up a tolerance to certain powerful ingredients such as vitamin C or fruit acids . It may be that a product that initially prickled the skin a bit suddenly no longer does. However, this does not mean that a product no longer works. A tolerance is good – this means the product can develop its effectiveness without any irritation.
You care for your skin irregularly
Good skin care starts with a regular routine. Daily facial cleansing and care with important substances as well as a high level of sun protection are the be-all and end-all to prevent skin aging processes. With continuous use you will achieve the best results in the long term.
You use too many products at once.
In most cases, lengthy skin care routines with 10 steps are not necessary. More products also mean an increased potential for irritation for your skin, as the number of emulsifiers, preservatives, etc. increases. summed up.
However, there are certain products that every skin needs. This of course includes the essentials such as:
- Day care (SPF 30 – 50)
- night care
You should also use a peeling 1-2 times a week to support your skin in cell renewal.
Other treatments such as serums, masks, etc. are optional and specifically treat specific skin problems.
You have no patience.
Even if it’s difficult, patience is one of the most important factors in skin care. Cell renewal in your skin alone takes an average of 28 days. In most cases, that’s how long it takes to see the first results.
You save on sun protection.
Sun protection should always be the last step in your routine, and not just when the sun is shining or on vacation. With sun protection, or rather with broad-spectrum protection , you protect your skin not only from UV-B radiation, which is responsible for sunburn and tanning of the skin, but from the entire UV spectrum. UV-A radiation contributes significantly to premature skin aging and – unlike UV-B – comes even through windows and dense cloud cover.
You use the same skincare routine all year round.
Of course, it’s not necessary to throw out your entire routine for the winter after summer, but small adjustments can be very helpful.
You limit facial care to your face only.
If you don’t neglect the eye area when caring for your face and even wear lip care with UV protection , then you’re doing a lot more right than most people.
But facial care shouldn’t end at the jawline. You should also always include the neck, décolleté and hands in your care routine. Like the face, these areas are exposed to UV radiation most of the time, which is why wrinkles and pigment spots are most likely to become visible in these areas .
Therefore, a person’s true age can be read quite reliably from the neck and the back of the hand, as there is less concealment here with Botox, hyaluronic fillers and make-up.