Grooming

Here Are the Skincare Mistakes You're Probably Making

Drop these in 2020.
IMAGE HIPPOPX.COM
Comments

Look, you don't really need a Patrick Bateman-style nine-step skincare routine to have good skin. All you need are a few good products, consistent care, and the right methods. But, before we even tell you how to properly take care of your skin, first, we need to breakdown the most common skincare mistakes you probably don't know you're making. From what you're overdoing to what you're missing out on, here's what's hindering you from having good skin.

|1|
Deep cleansing... and nothing else

These days, you see nothing but ads promoting deep cleansing. There's always a spiel about how tough men's skin is, and how pollution and grime are the biggest enemies. While that may be somewhat true, over-cleansing is very much a thing. What you rarely see, however, are products for moisturizing. And moisture is what you need back after using harsh cleansers and toners. Just remember to cleanse, tone, and moisturize with mild products—which brings us to our next point...

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

More: 6 Moisturizers to Help Your Face Look Its Best

|2|
Not checking the ingredients list

Don't blindly buy without reading the ingredients list, especially if it's a friend's recommendation. You could be allergic to fragrances, for one, and your friend could be fine with it. What else should you look out for? Parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, toluene, and formaldehyde, to name a few.

|3|
Exfoliating too much

Exfoliators are the harshest skincare products out there. You may not know it, but over-exfoliating can cause micro tears which then makes skin more dry and dull. It eventually leads to more harm done than good. Ideally, you should only exfoliate two to three times a week if you have normal skin, and once a week if you have more sensitive skin.

|4|
Using multi-purpose products

Just because 3-in-1 face, hair, and body washes exist doesn't mean you have to use them. Things is, skin is all different. Some experts even treat different parts of your face with different products. So, it makes no sense to skimp on your skin and lazily use the same product. No dice. Yep, that includes body soap on your face.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

|5|
Neglecting your face after working out

A shower after a workout is a given, but what about when it comes to your face? With a workout comes sweat, and that unwashed can welcome blemishes. It's not only that that you have to think about. There's also washing off the day's dirt before heading to bed too, of course.

|6|
Skipping sunscreen

Lastly, there's an absence of sunscreen in men's skincare routines. It's an extra step, but it really helps in the long run. If you're too lazy to add another product, at least pick up a moisturizer that also comes with SPF. You'll thank us in the future.

More: SPF Moisturizer Is An Essential Part Of Your Kit

Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Paolo Chua
Associate Style Editor
View Other Articles From Paolo
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
According to Buffett, the massive market sell-off is creating more opportunities to buy stocks at a lower price.
 
Share
Tudor is known for being Rolex’s edgier and more experimental younger sibling, the perfect embodiment of which can be seen in its chronographs, celebrating a milestone anniversary this year 
 
Share
The DFA had earlier advised Filipinos to delay travels to South Korea.
 
Share
Fifty percent will be allocated to the Build, Build, Build Program
 
Share
Spirits Library's Lee Watson sets up his headquarters in the Poblacion bar and fills it with the most amazing things. 
 
Share
Emporio Armani's new fragrance frontman has a simple yet effective approach to grooming.
 
Share
Data suggest a significant price drop soon, so maybe you should wait a while.
 
Share
COVID-19 isn't a pandemic yet, but some countries are taking precautionary steps in case it becomes one.
 
Share
The human army's plan at the Battle of Winterfell was bad. Very bad.
 
Share
These are apparently the top seven wings in the metro.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us