Keeping radiant, youthful-looking skin well into your years is a big enough challenge all on its own. And what often complicates matters is the fact that many of our notions about skincare are incorrect. Unfortunately, we think we’re doing the best thing for our skin, when actually the actions we’re taking aren’t helping – or are even outright harmful. But don’t worry: if you’re guilty of any of these 5 worst skincare habits, we’re here to help!
The key to correcting the worst skincare habits, of course, is to identify the problem areas in your skincare and beauty routine and take the right steps to fix them.
We spoke with the skincare and beauty researchers at Callyssee Cosmetics to help set us back on the right track. Here are their top 5 worst skincare mistakes and what you can do about them.
5 Worst Skincare Habits (And How to Fix Them)
#1 Rushing the Cleansing Routine
Let’s face it: We all lead busy lives and are often tired by the end of the day, which makes spending a long amount of time cleaning the face before bed seem like an arduous process. But the repercussions of not cleansing properly can be severe. All that dirt, oil and makeup can do some serious damage while you sleep.
Start by finding an effective cleanser for you, and follow the instruction properly, each and every night. It’s worth it.
If you want to be extra efficient, consider a quick solution the French adore: micellar water. The Pure Brew Micellar Cleansing Water from Callyssee is a one-step soap-free/rinse-free cleansing product that cleanses, softens, and tones the appearance of skin in a single simple step. Apply with a cotton ball and you’re done, no rinsing required.
This baby’s rich with cucumber extract and caffeine, meaning your skin will be tightened and moisturized, puffiness soothed, and inflammation and redness relieved. As you might expect, we’re obsessed with it!
This amount provides the perfect amount of skin rejuvenation that you need. Too much, and you run the risk of drying out your skin and causing even more breakouts and blemishes. Add delicious coffee for best results, and to target cellulite while you’re at it!
#3 Sleeping on Your Stomach
The tummy is the preferred sleeping position for many of us, but it might be time to change up your routine. Not only does it put creases on your face from your pillow that can ultimately lead to wrinkles, but all that dirt and oil from your pillowcase can make its way onto your skin, as well. It might be time to train yourself to become a back sleeper.
#4 Avoiding Sunscreen
We all know the rules about sunscreen, but many of us often become lazy about it on a daily basis. But the bottom line is this: The sun is your enemy, not only due to the risk of cancer, but simply due to the signs of aging.
Nothing contributes more to wrinkles (and sun spots, duh) than sun damage. No matter what your age or what the season, never forego sunscreen.
#5 Not Moisturizing Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, you might not think that moisturizing is for you. However, nothing could be further from the truth. People of all skin types can benefit from regular moisturizing – especially when you add coffee to your skincare routine.
You may just need to spend a little time picking a product specially formulated for your skin type. If you’re looking, the Whipped Moisturizing Cream for Normal to Oily Skin from Callyssee is amazing – made to give oily skin what it needs without exacerbating oil production, it promotes softness and clear pores so you can love your skin more.