The do's and don't of the beauty world are often hard to follow and knowing exactly what to do can be next to impossible to figure out. But knowing what not to do can be the first step in perfecting your skincare routine.
1. Washing your skin too much
Washing your face excessively can irritate your skin and can make conditions like acne worse. Washing more than twice a day will not lead to less oily skin - rather it may cause your skin to produce more oil to protect itself.
2. Not moisturizing right after a bath or shower
By moisturizing right after your shower or bath, you are protecting your skin from losing any moisture it already has and you are locking in more moisture for super smooth skin. Try a hydrating lotion or body butter made from natural ingredients like cold pressed coconut oil to revive your dry skin.
3. Not choosing a cleanser based on your skin type
When shopping for a cleanser, keep your skin type in mind to find the right products to complement your complexion. Skin types can change over time, so you may need to update your routine at some point in your life. Or choose a gentle cleanser, like Pure Fiji's purifying cleanser, that is suitable for all skin types.
4. Changing your products too often
You might be eager to try the latest product on the market, but doing so could throw your skin off balance. Sometimes sticking with your tried and true products gives better results than the latest innovation.
5. Ignoring your diet
How you take care of your body is reflected in your skin. Skin flaws are often imbalances found within the body, due to poor nutritional health. Poor intestinal health can make skin problems like psoriasis, eczema and acne worse.
6. Not moisturizing both day and night
Moisturizing in the morning preps your skin for the long day ahead and for your makeup routine. Moisturizing at night helps to repair your skin and restore moisture while you sleep. Try a moisturizer specifically designed for use at night, like Pure Fiji's hydrating multi-active night creme.
7. Not drinking enough water
Your skin gets thirsty, just like you! Ensure you're staying properly hydrated to flush out internal toxins and hydrate your skin from the inside out. Aim for at least 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of water a day.
8. Not using an eye cream
The skin underneath the eyes is the most delicate skin we have and deserves extra attention. Eye creams help hydrate and strengthen the thin skin under the eyes which helps to brighten dark circles, prevent wrinkles and prep the under eye area for concealer. Try the anti-wrinkle eye cream from Pure Fiji that harnesses the power of Green Coconut kinetin and plant actives to naturally smooth fine lines.
9. Not using a face mask
Face masks help to draw out impurities like toxins, dirt and excess oil in your skin. Face masks generally target specific skin care concerns, and can help hydrate your skin.
10. Using harsh or toxic ingredients
So many cosmetic companies use chemicals in their products including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins and hormone disruptors. These chemicals not only wreak havoc on your skin and hair, they can also cause issues to your health. When purchasing any beauty product - from makeup to skin care to haircare, make sure you are purchasing products made from natural ingredients.
11. Not wearing SPF daily
Sun damage is not only detrimental to your skin it can also be dangerous. It is still important to use an SPF of at least 15 everyday, even in the winter months. Use a moisturizer and foundation with sunscreen to maximize your protection against the sun's harmful rays.
12. Not letting your skin breathe at night
Your skin needs time to breathe and repair itself, and overnight is the best time for it to do so. Make sure you remove your makeup every night with natural skin care products so your face can properly repair itself at night.
We're all guilty of making at least one of these mistakes. Taking care of your skin takes time and dedication. So find your favorite natural beauty products and set aside some time to make sure you aren't making any of these mistakes!