Are you making any of these common skin care mistakes? 😲 That’s ok...we were too. Here’s why they could be aging your skin and what to do about it.
1. Washing your face with hot water leads to inflammation, which leads to premature aging. If you have sensitive skin that is prone to redness this can be especially detrimental. Wash with lukewarm or better yet cool water to help take down inflammation and calm the skin.
2. Letting your face dry before you put on your facial serums and lotions could be drying out your skin. As the water evaporates, it leaves the skin feeling tight and itchy, a sigh that your skin is too dry. Dry skin shows signs of aging more distinctly, so make sure to slap on that serum and moisturizer with your face still damp! This will also lock in the water still in your face and lead to even more moist, radiate skin! Plus, serums absorb better when skin is damp. 💦 After I wash my face, I like to gently tap my face with my fingertips until it is damp, but not wet, and then follow with my toner, tap again, and then serum. This is also a great way to boost oxygen and blood flow to the skin. 💦
3. Towel drying the face is a very common mistake. Towels are too rough and can cause inflammation and unnecessary roughness. They also breed bacterial! Use our previous technique of slapping the next products onto your face while still damp, or use a light cotton ball or facial paper towel which is specially formulated for the face. Baby teething clothes work perfect and are so so cute! And remember: blot the face; never rub. 🧏🏽♀️
4. If you dispense oils onto your hand, and then on to your face, you are wasting drops of that liquid gold on your palms! Keep all the goodness for your face by dispensing drops straight from the dropper onto your skin. That’s what it’s there for! 💆🏻♀️
5. To maximize efficacy, products should always be applied in the order of the molecule size, from smallest to largest! That means toner, serum, eye cream, moisturizer, then SPF. Otherwise smaller products are blocked by a thicker product underneath and cannot penetrate into the skin. 🔨