5 Ways to Spring Clean your Skincare Routine
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With the world navigating new and uncharted waters right now, change is inevitable. Increased hygiene awareness, self-isolation and spending more time at home will lead to spring cleaning on a whole new level. Although many do so with their homes, their schedules, and even their eating habits, they never give thought to their skincare routine and it’s important that we continue to take care of ourselves and those around us. Remember: self-care isn’t selfish. Here are our Top 5 things to avoid as you look to ‘spring-clean’ your skincare routine!
Skin Routine Mistake No. 1: Touching Your Face Constantly
Now more than ever, people are realizing the dangers of ‘face-touching’. If you have oily skin or acne-prone skin according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), making sure that you do not constantly touch your face is essential to controlling your skin. Touching your face spreads dirt, bacteria, and oil from your hands, which then leads to breakouts and other conditions. Do your best to increase self-consciousness and limit the touching!
Skin Routine Mistake No. 2: Moisturizing Only At Night
For some reason when applying makeup it is assumed that moisturizing your skin before will have your face oily and ruin your makeup. However, it is the complete opposite! With the correct moisturizer, “slipping” of your makeup is prevented due to the moisturizer mattifying your skin before application, which will lead to the perfect foundation to a perfect makeup look. So don’t skip the day moisturizer. With our Facial Shea Butter, you will get the best of both worlds - a great foundation and a product that smooths, softens, nourishes, protects your skin, and hydrates daily.
Skin Routine Mistake No. 3: Washing Your Face With Bar Soap
We get it, some cleansers can be pricey so you opt for bar soap. However, if you are opting for soap to wash your face daily, you are most likely doing more harm than good. When washing your face with soap you are stripping your skin of all of its moisture, which then leads to dead skin build-up. If you’re on the market for a new cleanser, our Buttah Cleanser is affordable and effective. Put down that bar of soap and uncover your most radiant skin! Buttah’s gentle gel cleanser gently lifts away dirt, debris, and oil. Don’t just take our word for it, try it for yourself!
Skin Routine Mistake No. 4: Rubbing In Your Products Roughly
You may assume the harder you rub in your products the more effective it will be. Rubbing can irritate your skin, remember to use light upward strokes when applying products to your neck and face.
Skin Routine Mistake No. 5: Not Applying Your Products In The Right Order
Many people do not believe that it matters if you apply one product before the other when using a system, but it does. You could have purchased the best skin care line in the world, but when used incorrectly you’re wasting your time, money, and product. When applying your skincare products incorrectly, you are liable to run into a few problems.
- They might not penetrate. This causes a problem when placing thin fluids on top of a creamy, thick, or oily product. Thicker products form barriers on your skin which prevents anything else from penetrating your skin.
- They can become less effective. When products are prevented from penetrating your skin you clearly won’t get the full benefits. Also, some skincare kits have certain products that activate one another. Using them incorrectly may deactivate this reaction and create an unwanted reaction.
- You can ultimately harm your skin. Using products incorrectly and out of order will cause more harm than good. For example, if you apply a serum on top of oil, this can leave your skin dehydrated since there is not enough water reaching your skin.