Got yourself a new skincare regimen but are still suffering from those odd acne spots or clogged pores? We have all spent plenty of time looking in the mirror, wondering what we did wrong or how to get that healthy looking glow that we have been working so hard for. Good skincare starts with finding the right set of products that suit your skin type and concerns, but the key to an effective outcome is using the products in the right manner and avoiding some common skincare mistakes that we are all guilty of. To save you time, money, and heartache, we’ve rounded up advice from the best in the business on the skincare mistakes to avoid -and by heeding their advice, your skincare game will never be the same.
1. Skincare products with harmful chemicals
It might seem like just another sermon, but the most common mistake that tends to irritate and damage skin in the long run is using products that have harmful and toxic chemicals. Sulphates, parabens, silicones and more that are commonly found in most skincare products clog pores, cause skin irritation and cause many other skin issues. The entire Oceglow range of products is paraben and sulphate free with no petroleum or artificial dyes, making sure that they give the most natural and gentle nourishment to the skin.
2. Applying moisturizer directly to dry skin
Consider your skin like a sponge. If it is damp, products can penetrate better and get absorbed. Making sure your skin is slightly moist before moisturising can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. Applying a toner or serum before you moisturise can really help you unlock your moisturiser’s potential. Adding the Oceglow Vitamin Complex Glow Serum followed by the Oceglow Water Cream can help you get that radiant looking skin you have been dreaming of.
3. Face cream for the skin under the eyes
The skin under the eyes is highly sensitive and delicate since it is much thinner as compared to the rest of your face and loses moisture more easily. Using the same moisturiser under your eyes that you use for the rest of your face is a BIG NO-NO. The Oceglow Luminous Bright Eyes with its natural emulsifier, penetrates evenly to awaken the eyes and reduce signs of fatigue.
4. Over exfoliation
Everyone instructs us to regularly exfoliate our skin to avoid pores and dead cell accumulation. However, the truth is that with the boom in the popularity of cleaning brushes, toners, and scrubs, we are all exfoliating a bit too much. Over exfoliation can damage our skin’s moisture barrier, which causes problems like inflammation, acne, irritation, and sensitivity.
Based on your skin type, choose your go-to exfoliator and plan its use in a way to not rid your skin of those essential natural oils. The Oceglow Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser is a gentle solution that melts into skin to lift away dirt, grime and impurities, including stubborn make-up, without stripping the vital oils. It releases particles that create an optimal skin environment, supporting the skin’s innate renewal processes.