If you are wondering how to get healthy-looking skin, then the answer lies in avoiding common skincare mistakes. By creating and maintaining a skincare routine with products that are suitable for your skin type and concern, you can avoid making these skincare mistakes.
Your skin requires regular care to keep it looking healthy, wrong care can lead to skin problems. One of the most important tenets of a healthy skin routine is using products with ingredients that help address your skin concerns and are suitable for your skin type. Apart from using the right products, it’s just as important to be mindful of these common skincare mistakes.
Common Skincare Mistakes
1. Using skincare products with harmful chemicals
One of the most common skincare mistakes that people tend to make is using products with harmful chemicals or toxins in them. Skincare products often have ingredients such as sulphates, parabens, mineral oil, silicones, phenoxyethanol, and more which can clog pores, cause skin irritation, get absorbed through the skin, and more. It’s always better to choose skincare products that are rich in Natural ingredients, Dermatologically tested and Certified Toxin-free.
2. Not exfoliating your skin regularly
Exfoliating your skin helps get rid of dead skin cells, removes excess sebum, and opens clogged pores to reduce blackheads and acne. Exfoliating your skin will also help it absorb skin care products in a better manner and reduce the size of the pores. It’s best to exfoliate your skin regularly depending on your skin type. Not exfoliating regularly is a common skincare mistake to avoid. The Moms Co. recommends Natural Scrub Range which is Dermatologically Tested and removes dirt, dust, and excess oil.
3. Not using the right products to hydrate your skin
One of the most common skincare routine mistakes is avoiding the usage of hydrating skincare products. Both face creams and face serums are an important part of skincare routines. A face cream creates a barrier on the skin and locks in moisture, a serum is lighter and deeply penetrates the skin to work from within. If you are struggling with skincare concerns such as hyperpigmentation and dark spots then choose a Natural Vitamin C Serum for face to deeply hydrate and replenish your skin from within.
4. Using face cream for the skin under the eyes
The skin under your eyes is thinner and delicate as compared to the skin on the rest of your face. It also loses moisture more easily. It’s better to use an under eye cream that’s specially formulated for the delicate skin under the eyes. Use an under-eye cream that is lightweight, gets absorbed easily, and hydrates the skin without making it feel oily or greasy.
We recommend Natural Vita Rich Under Eye Cream which is dermatologically tested and has natural ingredients such as Coffee Oil which helps repair dark circles. It also works on reducing the puffiness around the eyes and is priced at Rs. 474.
5. Skipping out on sunscreen
Many people tend to avoid sunscreen usage on a daily basis which is the biggest skincare mistake. Sunscreens should be used daily. It’s best to use a mineral-based sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection and is SPF 30 or above to keep your skin protected from the harmful rays. The Moms Co. recommends Natural Daily Sunscreen which is a non-sticky, lightweight, mineral sunscreen that absorbs quickly without leaving any white cast and prevents dark spots. It provides complete protection against UV-A rays and blocks 98% of UV-B rays.
6. Following the same daytime and nighttime routine
During the daytime, our skin plays a defensive role and needs protection from UV-A rays, pollution, dust, and dirt. While sleeping our skin cells work to repair and regenerate from the damage caused during the day. The products we use for our day routine and night routine should be different to meet these goals. In the morning, use a gentle cleanser along with mineral-based sunscreen to protect your skin from the UV rays. It’s best to use skincare products with antioxidants in the daytime to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. At night, you can use a face mask, natural night gel or exfoliate your skin after cleansing it. Don’t forget to moisturise your skin before going to sleep.
7. Not removing makeup before going to bed
This is a common skincare mistake that people make. The skin undertakes the process of renewing and repairing itself at night. When you leave makeup on your skin, it interferes with the skin’s natural processes, clogs pores, and can lead to acne and blackheads. Before going to bed, cleanse your face with a natural cleanser and apply moisturiser to let it breathe right along with proper hydration. We recommend our Natural Face Wash Range for everyday use. It is Dermatologically tested and is suited for all skin types.
8. Picking at your face
Every time you pick at your skin, you end up irritating your skin and it can create scars and wrinkles. It can also aggravate your acne and in addition to scarring, it can cause skin discolouration. Picking at your skin can also lead to infection which can make your skin worse.
9. Not getting enough sleep
Studies have shown that getting optimum sleep is not only beneficial for your mind and body but helps keep your skin healthy as well. When you sleep, your skin’s blood flow increases which helps in collagen synthesis and repairs the damage caused to the skin from UV exposure, pollution, dust, dirt, and more. Lack of sleep can often show up as dark circles, swollen eyes, fine lines, wrinkles, etc. Not getting enough sleep is a skincare mistake you need to avoid.
10. Rubbing your skin dry instead of patting it
You should always pat or dab products onto your skin instead of rubbing them in. Patting the product leads to less wastage and helps push it deeper into your skin. Dabbing products onto your skin is a less irritating and gentle way of putting products on your skin.
While following a healthy skincare routine is essential, it’s just as important to be mindful of the products that you use and avoid these common skincare mistakes. Always use natural, toxin-free skincare products that are made with the safest ingredients. The Moms Co.’s range of natural products is not only Dermatologically-tested, they are Australia-certified toxin-free and Clinically Tested Effective to ensure that you get nothing but the best, without compromise.