Skincare Mistakes You Need To Know | Find Book Beauty

Skincare Mistakes You Need To Know

Building up a skincare routine is just as hard as trying to build up any new habit in your life. It’ll take time but the rewards you reap will pay off in the long run. After watching the Kylie Jenner ‘Walnut Scrub’ debacle unfold and realising that her skincare routine wasn’t really that good for her, did you ever think that maybe you were guilty of this too? I couldn’t help but think what other common behaviours I was doing to unexpectedly worsen my skin. The only next plausible step to educate myself was to jump into hours of Youtube videos by beauticians and dermatologist telling me that almost everything I was doing was a big no-no. Here’s what they said:

body moisturiser

1. Body Moisturiser

If it’s safe to put on your body why wouldn’t it be safe to put on your face? Right? Well, American Doctor and Youtube Celebrity Anthony Youn mentioned in his videos that body moisturiser can “clog your pores and cause you to break out”. Shocking. It turns out applying moisturiser stops our body function from being able to supply natural hydration to our skin. Ingredients such as mineral oil and petrolatum are fine for the body but too much for our delicate facial skin. In this case, Dr Youn recommends opting for facial moisturisers which are catered to your skin and won’t clog your pores.

skincare products

2. Mixing Skincare Products

We all feel like a bit of scientist when we’re concocting a whole bunch of random products together. While they may work really well when we use them separately, it doesn’t mean that mixing it is healthy for our skin. What we don’t know is that mixing products that shouldn’t be used together can cause dryness, irritation and prone acne skin. Here’s a list of product ingredients you should never mix together as part of your skincare routine:

  • Retinols & Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Vitamin C & AHA/BHAS
  • Salycic Acid & Glycolic Acid
  • Chemical Exfoliants & Acne Treatments

Another recommendation is to go to your nearest beauty clinic to book in for your next facial appointment.

bar soap for skin

3. Bar Soap

I am 100% guilty of this one. I love the tightness and squeaky clean feeling after I wash my face with bar soap. Turns out that feeling was my skin being sucked out of hydration! Bar Soap contains sodium lauryl sulfate, a component responsible for stripping all the hydration off our face and eventually causing a build of dead skin cells. Take note to only use this for your body!

skincare application

4. Applying Skincare In The Wrong Order

This tip just goes to show how meticulous you have to be to take care of your skin. Putting on your skincare products in the wrong order can cause other products to be ineffective or less effective, which I know you don’t want. It’s recommended to start with toners and serum as they are your lightest products. After this, you can start to apply your antioxidants such as Vitamin C and then lastly your moisturiser. Next time you book in your next facial appointment I’d recommend going over your skincare routine to double-check with a professional.

Did you find yourself doing any of these? Let us know some of the habits that you had to kick out?

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