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5 Skincare Mistakes To Avoid For Healthier Skin - POPxo Skincare Secrets

Almost everyone you meet today seems to be obsessed with learning about new skincare regimens that promise flawless skin. And, while it''s good to be aware of all the options that are available out there to achieve your perfect skin goals, there are a few skincare mistakes that we''re all guilty of making without even realizing. Want to know what are these skincare mistakes you need to avoid for healthier skin? Well, watch the answer in today''s episode of POPxo Skincare Secrets with our beauty star Himani.

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Mistake 1) Not Removing Your Makeup Properly

We all know that sometimes we get a little lazy after a long day at work or post really fun night out but do you know that skipping removing makeup can lead to a number of skin problems? And, while you might think that washing your face with water and face wash should do the trick, but unfortunately, it doesnu2019t take away the entire product. The remaining cosmetic particles on your skin can lead to clogging of pores which would then lead to an increase in the oil content of your skin causing a number of issues like inflammation, breakouts and blemishes.

Mistake 2) Over Exfoliation

Exfoliating is good for your skin as it helps you get rid of dead skin cells, draws out impurities, controls oil and makes your skin breathe. But over-exfoliating can irritate your skin and damage the protective layer, exposing your skin to issues like flaking, dryness, redness and infection. A good skin care tip is to gently exfoliate 1 to 2 times a week. You can also use homemade scrubs as an organic alternative to the chemical scrubs available in the market.

Mistake 3) Not Following a Basic Skincare Routine Daily

Now you canu2019t just follow skincare routine for a day and expect flawless skin overnight. Achieving healthy skin requires a commitment to follow a daily skincare routine mostly twice a day, and also keep in mind that you are using the products in the right order and do not skip the steps. According to experts products are to be applied from lightest to heaviest formula so your skin can absorb the products completely. So you start by washing your face and then going in with toner as it helps restore the pH balance and close any open pores. Next, you can go in with a serum or vitamin drops if you use any and finish with a moisturizer and sunscreen.

Mistake 4) Using The Wrong Product In The Wrong Quantity

Now we often overlook this part while buying products and developing a skincare regime for ourselves. With a number of options out there in the market, it can get very overwhelming and difficult to pick the right product that suits your skin the best. We usually end up buying products that have good reviews or seem appealing but it needs to be clearly understood that knowing your skin type (i.e. normal, sensitive, oily, dry or a combination) is crucial to pick the right products and achieve the desired results. Another common mistake is slathering the product in the name of being generous. A small amount of product is good enough, and experts advise just dabbing it on the forehead, cheeks and chin evenly and then massaging gently.

Mistake 5) Not Changing Bed Linen Often And Not Cleaning Your Phone

I am sure you have heard of silk pillow covers being the new buzz in the beauty industry as it helps reduce the chances of getting wrinkles and rashes. Now, if you canu2019t get your hands on one right now there are other things that can be done to make sure you keep your skin healthy. Changing your bed sheet and pillowcase in 2 to 3 days is really important as it may have any makeup residue, sweat, dirt, scalp oil, bacteria that can clog your pores and lead to a number of skin issues. Another thing that touches our face a lot on a daily basis is our phone screen. Now our phone is left in the open and might act as a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, make sure you sanitize it often to avoid breakouts.

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