We all think that we are doing everything right with our beauty routine. But are we really? Here are the top 5 mistakes that most people make, at least part of the time:
- Mistake #1-
Going to bed with your makeup on. I know we are all busy, and that we are exhausted by the end of the day. The draw of, “oh just this time, I will wash really well in the morning” is so alluring. But this can be the single worst thing you can do for your face. While we sleep, is when our bodies repair themselves. This apply’s to our faces too. Without being able to breathe, it can’t repair itself. So those little lines are going to settle in a bit more, those little red spots or imperfections won’t have a chance to heal. Want better looking skin? Then let it do its thing and wash off. See here for my routine.
- Mistake #2-
Washing our faces with water that is to hot. You may have heard, “hot water/steam helps open the pores and you can a better clean.” This is just wrong, and pretend that you never heard this advice. (Unless you are getting a facial, then they know what they are doing) Hot water dehydrates your skin, it will pull the water right out of you. Dehydrated skin ages faster, so hot water = lines and wrinkles. You don’t want that. Instead use luke warm water. It doesn’t have to be cold (even though that will help shrink your pores), but anything warmer then what you would feed a baby is to hot.
- Mistake #3-
Using the wrong product. If you have dry skin, you need to use a product for dry skin. If you have oily skin, use a product for that. And so on. There is nothing wrong with looking in the mirror and seeing that your skin is maturing, so use products made for maturing skin. Using the same product that you used when you were a teenager, is no longer benefiting your skin. The anti-acne, while your face is still clear of breakout, is to harsh for most women’s faces at this point. You need something that gives back to your skin. There is nothing wrong with admitting that you need an anti-aging product.
- Mistake #4-
Not doing the beauty routine to our necks. Our necks age just as fast as our face, yet most people tend to ignore this area. You need to be using the same product on your neck that you are using on your face. You want everything to age at the same rate. We all have seen those women with amazing looking faces, and the turkey neck going on. Not a great look. So treat your neck the same as your face.
- Mistake #5-
Not drinking enough water. Drink water, drink water, drink water and then drink some more. When you hydrate from the inside out, you need less products. Plus hydrated skin wrinkles less, that is another big perk. So go get a bottle of water, we can wait. Go on now….
If you work on these five items, you will see dramatic results. See pretty simple. Did I miss any? Or am I off here, and everyone does all of this every day?