Skincare mistakes

7 Tips to take to avoid making those common mistakes

Double Cleansing

The extra step is all the recent craze, we’ll tell you why. Double cleansing is the step used to take prior to cleansing. It comes in an array of forms: cleansing oil, balm, and or micellar water. This follows with an actual cleanser. This extra step sounds tedious, but it’s the best way to remove makeup, oil, dirt, sweat, bacteria, and any grime built up and left after a long day.

Not separating makeup removing from eyes

Your makeup removing routine includes wiping your face with a cotton pad all at the same time. Or more so, you may go directly to cleansing your face. Pay extra attention to your eyes because these both are the wrong way to go about removing your makeup. Eye makeup is harder to remove and needs a gentler approach.  

Washing with Bar Soap

Still using bar soap? It’s time to toss the old out and bring in a good cleanser. It’s doing more harm than any good for your skin. Bar soap quickly strips your skin of all water, leading to buildup of dead skin cells. It also does the opposite of what exfoliating intends for.

Not applying moisturizer/product immediately after cleansing

If moisturizer isn’t applied within the first 60 seconds after cleansing, you are too late. Skin becomes easily dehydrated after cleansing, so it’s crucial to moisturize while skin is still damp. Immediate moisturizing will avoid the skin tight feeling after a hot shower or face washing.

Rubbing products too aggressively

Skincare products don’t need to be rubbed in harshly. Rubbing products in too hard won’t make it any more effective. It can actually cause unwanted irritation. Product application should be gentle, upward strokes on the face and neck.

If you can recognize, the skin surrounding your eyes is much more delicate and thinner than the remainder of your skin.

Make sure to use a remover specifically for eye makeup.

Too much product

The “less is more” rule applies to applying the product on your skin. Taking care of your skin can be looked forward to at this time, but you may get carried away and use too much of one, or all products. The extent of how much product you use is reliant on your skin type.

Applying too much of a product such as a moisturizer can lead to breakouts. All you need is a coin-sized of each product to work its magic.

Forgetting your neck!

Think skincare stops at your jawline? Wrong, your neck needs attention too! The skin on your neck is just as fragile as the skin surrounding your eyes. It can also age faster than other parts of your skin… so don’t skimp on applying moisturizer to your neck as well as sunscreen and serum.

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Spring Skincare Regime in 7 Steps

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Your skin changes from Winter to Spring, and now it’s time for a new routine.


The new season summons a new skincare routine, with spring into full effect, now is the time to prepare your skin for the longer, and warmer months ahead.

Fall and Winter are rough seasons on the skin, low temperatures, dry air, indoor heating and snow even. With so many season changes, skin struggles to adjust from one season to another while maintaining healthy skin.

On the bright side, there are small changes you can make to prepare your complexion for the sunnier days to come.


  1. Exfoliate

exfoliateThe first action to take towards glowing skin is to invest in an exfoliator suitable for your skin type. The colder months cause the skin to become dull while developing a season’s worth of buildup on the barrier with dead skin cells, leftover product, and environmental toxins.

A gentle scrub will polish the winter skin away unclogging the pores and allowing your products to work to its full potential. The best results are followed by implementing a hydrating mask 2-3 times a week to keep skin moisturized and smooth.  

  1. No more hot showers

showersNow that the season is warmer, you can skip the scalding hot showers. A lukewarm shower will keep your skin smooth and hydrated. A “too hot” of shower can cause dry patches and leave your skin uncomfortable dehydrated.

  1. Lotion after Showering

lotionAfter emerging from the shower, you have a higher concentration of moisture compared to the air. Water evaporates quickly leaving the skin very dry.. So don’t forget to moisturize your body as soon as you dry off from showering!

  1. Stronger SPF

spfMonths of hibernating beneath layers of clothing, high knee socks, scarves, and sweaters, skipping sunscreen has become the forgotten step in the routine. Little did you know; sun protection is the most crucial step and should be followed religiously all year.

  1. Lighter Moisturizer

Skin tends to retain more water during the warmer months, so you don’t need as much moisture. Unless your skin type is dry, rest the heavy moisturizer and reach for the lighter one!

If your skin type is oily, a water-based moisturizer during the warm days would be ideal. The cooling effect against your skin feels great while ensuring your skin stays hydrated.

  1. Eye Cream

eye creamDid you know the skin below eyes are much more delicate than the skin on the remainder of your face? Months of dehydration calls for extra attention to your eyes.

  1. Use Serum Morning and Evening

serumBe a minimalist when packing, but when it comes to your products, be extra. Apply serum both day and night before applying sunscreen and makeup for an extra layer of hydration and protection to combat the dry weather.