Many start fancy skincare routines with hundreds of steps and keep using products they bought years ago without considering factors such as skin type and climate changes. If this rings true to you, keep reading.
Applying comedogenic ingredients
Everyone’s skin is different; just because you see Kim Kardashian dousing her skin in coconut oil doesn’t mean it’s good for you! If you have acne-prone skin it is so important that you stay away from things that clog your pores such as cocoa butter, algae oil and coconut oil. Look for products that say “made for acne-prone skin” or non-pore-clogging formulas.
Layer Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is the best anti-ageing skincare product out there. It absorbs 1000x its weight in water from the air, keeping your skin plump and hydrated like a baby. However, you need to be mindful of how you wear it. Layering a heavy moisturiser over it is a must, especially during winter because the cold air causes the acid to reverse its process, leading it to draw moisture from your skin!
Too much of a good thing can be harmful. In order to get that filter smooth skin, most people use harsh and abrasive exfoliants or even gentle chemical exfoliants as often as every two days. While harsh exfoliants obviously cause micro-tears in your skin, using an exfoliant daily means that you’re not letting your skin heal and replenish. Our skin doesn’t replenish as fast as two days so be mindful of how often you use them.
Getting complacent once the compliments roll in
Usually, you start seeing results when you keep a good routine for months continuously. Especially if your skincare regimen is centred on retinol and professional treatments such as the ones offered by Clinique La Prairie Bangkok, it takes time for the treatments to take effect and give your skin the appearance you desire. However, if you stop all of it once you hit that stage, you will most likely lose all your progress.