Skin Care

5 Skincare Mistakes That Are Ruining Our Skin Health

A dedicated skincare routine is undoubtedly crucial to get clear, glowing skin. However, simply creating and following a routine isn’t enough. You need to do skincare correctly, which is actually the tricky part. We often end up making some skincare mistakes that can have a huge impact on our skin and overall appearance. For effective skincare that provides results, it's crucial to understand such mistakes and avoid making them again. Here are 5 skincare mistakes that you should steer clear of for healthy and glowing skin. Read on.

  • 1. Skipping Cleansing
  • Your skincare routine is incomplete without effective cleansing. Cleansing your skin regularly is crucial as it helps eliminate sweat, oil, makeup, grime, pollution, smoke, sebum, and dust accumulated in your pores during the day. Use a soap-free cleanser in the morning to remove sebum and residues of products from your skin, followed by double cleansing at night to keep your skin healthy, clean and glowing.

    Look for a suitable cleanser that does not strip off the natural oils from your skin. You can try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Purifying Micellar Water that dissolves impurities, makeup, excess oil and sebum without drying out your skin. This gentle cleanser deeply cleanses pores and makes your skin look crystal clear. Make sure you use a cleanser twice a day. Massage the product gently in circular motions on your skin and rinse with warm water.

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  • 2. Skipping Out On Moisturisation
  • One of the biggest skincare mistakes to avoid is skipping moisturiser. Dehydrated skin can make your skin dry, dull and lifeless. Inadequate hydration also accelerates the ageing process in your skin, causing wrinkles, fine lines and sagging. On the other hand, moisturising your skin helps keeps your skin supple, firm and soft. Therefore, you must ensure to keep your body and skin nourished both externally and internally. Hydrating treatments like nourishing creams, masks and serums help balance your skin's hydration levels by harnessing water on the surface of your epidermis.

    For intense hydration and moisturisation, go for ingredients like Hyaluronic acid. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5 % Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a lightweight and non-sticky serum that deeply moisturises your skin and makes it radiant. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that traps moisture from the air and deeply hydrates your skin. Follow up with a hyaluronic acid cream like the L’Oréal Paris Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Day Cream that helps boost moisturisation and hydration, and visibly reduce fine lines!

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  • 3. Ignoring Night-time Care
  • While you sleep, the cells of your skin regenerate and go into repair mode. Any product you apply during the night penetrates deep into your skin cells, giving better and faster results. This is why experts recommend using richer moisturising creams for night-time skincare routines to help replenish the skin’s lost moisture and facilitate its repair process. After cleansing your face, you can use a sheet mask to give your skin quick hydration, followed by a night cream.

    You can try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Moisturizing Night Cream that reduces fine lines and wrinkles, boosts skin firmness, youthfulness and radiance, and enhances the skin regeneration process overnight. Additionally, you can pair it with the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence Sheet Mask. This nourishing sheet mask makes the skin feel hydrated, smooth, radiant and glowing in just 15 minutes.

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  • 4. Not Including Active Ingredients In Your Skincare Routine
  • You may or may not need anti-ageing products in your skincare routine presently, but you should definitely include active ingredients in your skincare from early on, irrespective of your skin type and concerns. For example, for acne and clogged pores, salicylic acid can be extremely useful as it helps exfoliate dead cells and soothes your skin, reducing breakouts.

    You can try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence. This lightweight essence is enriched with salicylic acid that penetrates up to 10 layers deep into the skin. It helps accelerate skin regeneration and brighten your skin. White salicylic acid gently exfoliates the skin, Centella Asiatica hydrates the skin to keep fine lines and textured skin at bay, revealing radiant, glowing and healthy-looking skin. Similarly, there are other active ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid and glycolic acid that are highly beneficial for your skin.

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  • 5. Skipping Sunscreen
  • If there is one skincare mistake that you need to avoid at all costs that is skipping sunscreen. Harmful UV rays can damage the skin and cause sunburn and premature ageing. It is also responsible for making our skin dehydrated, dry and irritated. To protect your skin against the harmful effects of sunrays, apply a generous layer of sunscreen every day and reapply every 2-3 hours in case you are exposed to the sun. Look for a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 and above and apply it at least 30 minutes before stepping out to allow it to completely absorb into your skin.

    You can try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Moisturizing Day Cream SPF 35 PA++ that is enriched with anti-ageing ingredients that reduce fine lines and wrinkles, boost skin firmness, radiance and provides utmost protection from the harsh UV rays.

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    Now that you know what are some of the major skincare mistakes most of us are guilty of making, ensure that you avoid them and build an easy yet effective skincare routine for yourself. For more assistance and advice, check out the Skin Genius tool and analyse your skin like an expert.