Not removing make-up before hitting the gym
If you’re exercising with a full face of make-up, you risk clogging the pores up with your products, especially as you wipe away sweat with your hands and fingers. Even if make-up is ‘non-clogging’, it can become irritating to the skin when mixed with the salt of sweat and eventually cause breakouts. Use make-up removing wipes for a quick solution before you hit the treadmill.
Waiting too long to tone and moisturise after cleansing
If you leave your skin bare for more than 60 seconds after cleansing, you risk dehydrating your complexion as the air sucks the moisture. Try and immediately use an alcohol-free toner and moisturiser, and leave your toner still slightly damp on the skin to keep it protected.
Exfoliating too much
While there’s no doubt that exfoliation can do wonders for a flawless complexion, too much can have an adverse effect. If you over-exfoliate you actually end up removing your skin’s protective barrier, exposing it to the sun damage and bacteria. Try to exfoliate a maximum of two or three times a week.
Forgetting to remove make-up before bed
It’s often hailed as the golden rule of skincare, and for a reason. The products begin to clog your pore and oil glands, making them appear larger – plus this can also lead to inflammation. Make sure to wash your face before bed each night to keep your skin looking radiant and healthy.