Kick off the new year with a bang by achieving healthy hair and glowing skin! The key to success is avoiding common mistakes that can arise from negligence or insufficient knowledge about proper skincare. To gain more insight into this, discover some of the most important principles below:
1- Neglecting to clean the skin
Daily cleansing of the skin is essential to rid it of sebum, sweat, and environmental pollutants that accumulate on its surface. Ignoring this step leads to a build-up debris in your pores, a loss of radiance, an increase in breakouts and blemishes as well as accelerating aging by slowing down cell regeneration.
2- Dealing harshly with the skin
The skin care industry advises against being too harsh when caring for the skin, recommending that exfoliation not exceed once a week to prevent dryness, irritations and over-production of sebum. Furthermore, they recommend looking into creams with moisturizing ingredients such as squalane, hyaluronic acid, coconut oil or shea butter rather than those packed with harsher components.
3- Not rinsing off micellar water
Absolutely do not make the common mistake of neglecting to rinse off micellar water after application, as it contains skin-drying components. It is strongly urged that you always follow up with a rinsing of either plain or thermal water before applying moisturizer in the morning and nourishing cream at night.
4- Neglecting sun protection
The sun is undoubtedly the most hazardous source for skin damage; its ultraviolet rays can accelerate aging and evade any weather protections, including clouds, air or rain. That’s why it is imperative to use a daily sunscreen all year long in order to protect your skin from dangerous radiation exposure.
5- Putting hands on the face constantly
Bad habits can prove detrimental to our health, and this specific one is no exception. By transferring bacteria from our hands onto the face we are not only increasing the chance of breakouts but also risking eye irritation. So it’s time to nip this habit in the bud!
6- Excessive hair coloring
To protect your hair and scalp from the damaging chemicals often found in at-home hair coloring products, it is wise to limit their usage as much as possible. When you do decide to use them, be sure to select ones that contain natural ingredients instead of harsh and potentially harmful chemicals. Doing so will help keep your mane healthy and strong for years!
7- Sleeping with wet hair
Utilizing electrical styling tools with high temperatures can wreak havoc on your hair when used too frequently, and sleeping with wet strands will only worsen the damage. As you toss and turn in bed overnight, all that friction from rubbing against a pillow drags moisture off the scalp which leads to dandruff flakes settling across your shoulders along with an irritating itch.