Even skincare enthusiasts sometimes overlook crucial steps in their skincare. Find out if you're guilty of these beauty blunders.
We all love the feeling of freshly buffed skin, but using a facial brush twice a day everyday may do more harm than good. Try changing to using a tool once a day if you have oily skin, or a few times a week if you have sensitive skin. You can also opt for an gentle exfoliator like an AHA for a less abrasive approach.
Relying on your cosmetics for full SPF protection is not the best solution for your skin. You need to wear a daily SPF of at least 30. It's also important to remember that SPF s not accumulative so, wearing a BB cream with SPF15 and bronzer with the same amount does not equate to wearing an SPF of 30.
Skin enthusiasts love a good serum— layering vitamin E serums and serums with AHAs, calming serums, and hyalucronic serums, but as fantastic as serums are, they don't make up for skipping out on using a moisturizer. Double up on serums if you choose, but always follow with a lightweight moisturizer.
The skincare regimen you followed a decade ago may not be as effective at 25 and beyond. So, putting toothpaste on that blemish like you did when you were 13 just won't cut it later on. I know it's hard to sever ties with products that were once so tried-and-true, but as your skin changes and your regimen must follow suit.
Retire Your Brush Head
This goes for makeup brushues too, but people often over look the brushead of their facial brushes. Brushheads should be replaced every three months at least. Bacteria can build-up in the fibers of your brush bristles and cut back on the efficacy of your morning wash routine by spreading bacteria to various parts of your face.
Don't forget to focus on your neck and chest area when washing your face. The skin in these areas is delicate and should be treated with care. The same products that you splurge on for your face should also be applied to your neck and décolletage—yes, anti-aging products included.