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5 Reasons your skin care routine isn’t working

 

You are doing everything possible to get good, healthy glowing skin. You have invested in creams and other products yet the results are not visible.

It is possible you are doing some things wrong. You might not be aware but many women are guilty of these habits that are damaging their skin.

Here is a list to help you see areas you are guilty and how you can improve.

  1. You go to bed with makeup on: Offense number one! You have had a long day and too tired so you go to bed with your makeup on. This will do more harm than good to your skin. This is because the skin replenishes itself at night and if your makeup is clogging your pores this will definitely be impossible.

Ensure you take off your makeup with at least face wipes before hitting the sheets.

  1. You do not moisturize the skin at night:Taking your makeup off at night is one good step but it does not end there. After cleansing your skin it is necessary that you moisturise so as to hydrate and replenish the lost moisture in your skin.
  2. Washing your face and body with hot water:Regular bathing with hot water is also one of the bad habits that affect your skin. Hot water can make the body feel more comfortable, however, frequent bathing can cause dry and rough skin.

To avoid damaging your skin, it is advisable to rinse with cool water and warm water in turns, not use overheated water, and moisturise the skin immediately after bathing.

  1. You exfoliate too much:Exfoliating, removing dead skin cells on the surface to get rid of dullness and reveal fresh-looking skin, is an important part of one’s skincare routine but it can be harmful to your skin when you do it a lot.

Scrubbing or peeling too often, and using products with harsh granules, can cause irritation and strip away the natural oils that protect your skin. It is best to exfoliate not more than two times in a week.

  1. You constantly put your hands and phones on your face:Your hands and also handheld devices carry a lot of bacteria and germs. It is easy to transfer those germs to your face which can be damaging.

Ensure you sanitise your hands and phones regularly and avoid the habit of touching your face unnecessarily.

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