You're probably thinking. How can washing my face be complicated? You've been told to wash your face twice a day and that's it. Get a pretty smelling cleanser and a moisturizer and voila you're all set.
Umm. Not quite.
All the little details from the time you turn on the water until the time you add your moisturizer to your face could be standing in between you and even more beautiful, clearer skin. There's more to it than you think. In this blog, we're going to reveal the most common mistakes people make with their skincare routine and what you need to do to make them right.
#1: You're mostly using face wipes
Using face wipes causes you to pull and tug at your skin to remove your eye makeup. Not good folks. Cleansing clothes should only be used for emergencies. If you're so exhausted that you can barely stand in front of a sink, then face wipes will come in handy. Heck, it's better than not washing at all.
Proper cleansing is one of the most important factors for clear, healthy skin especially if you're wearing makeup. If you're not cleansing right, you're never going to be happy with the latest and greatest serums and moisturizers. You can't slack off with your cleanser and think the other products will do the heavy lifting for you. It just doesn't work that way. Instead, use Pure Fiji's Purifying Cleanser. It's great for all skin types and all seasons. The best part? It's sulfate-free, brightens the skin, and helps gently cleanse acne-prone skin.
#2: You're not using the right water temperature
If you're thinking that your oily skin will only benefit from hot water oh boy, you're seriously mistaken. Hot water can cause irritation, dry skin, and blood vessels to rupture. Ice-cold water can be just as bad. Instead, always choose lukewarm water to wash your face and you'll start seeing results.
#3: You're not taking your makeup off before working out
Okay, so we get it you're rushing to make it to that Zumba class, and the idea of removing your makeup is too much of a hassle. Remember the last time your mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow ran into your eye sockets? Crazy uncomfortable right? Worse, all that grime, makeup, and sweat gets trapped in your pores, which creates epic breakouts. Not worth it right? Take a couple of minutes to wash your face and when you get home do a thorough cleanse. It is so worth it!
#4: You're washing your face too fast
Think of washing your face as part of your "self-care" routine and not a chore. It's about loving yourself by making time for yourself. Take your time massaging your cleanser into your face without scrubbing. Make sure nothing is left behind, especially around your temples, forehead, and neck. If you speed through face washing it would be like hand washing your clothes after a soccer game. Do you think you'd get all the dirt out?
#5: You're not checking the ingredients
Deciphering which ingredients to avoid can be tough, especially when you can't even pronounce them; how are you supposed to remember which ones to avoid? There are so many out there. One of the most common ingredients to avoid is parabens. Parabens are chemicals (methylparabens, propylparabens, butylparabens, and ethylparabens) used as preservatives in almost all your skin care products; shampoo, makeup, cleansers, lotions, the list goes on. They've been linked to breast cancer, and they also act as a hormone disruptor. Yikes! Fortunately at Pure Fiji, we believe in ensuring your safety with our line of natural skin care products.
#6: You're exfoliating too much or not at all
Over-exfoliating can lead to dryness, irritation, inflammation, and even infection. On the flip side, not exfoliating will result in dull, clogged skin that is more prone to acne and dryness. In addition, you're not reaping the benefits of your serums and moisturizers because all those dead skin cells are getting in the way of absorption. Once you start exfoliating, the results are often fast and immediate: fewer blackheads and pimples; a smooth texture and even tone; and best of all, a fresh-faced glow. Listen to your skin. All exfoliates are not created equally. Exfoliate once to twice a week using Pure Fiji's Exfoliating Scrub. The papaya and pineapple fruit enzymes (proteolytic plant enzymes) naturally cleanse and brighten your face by removing dead skin cells and impurities in the skin.
Having a great skincare routine isn't complicated. With so much skincare advice it can get confusing to figure out what to and what not to do. Yes, we have busy schedules and late-night partying, or maybe we're using the wrong products. With summer around the corner make sure you read our best skin care tips as the season changes. And remember having a consistent skin care routine will help you achieve that gorgeous skin you'd be wishing for. You are so worth it!