Most of us have a huge amount of care products in their arsenal. On the shelf in the bathroom, there are all sorts of jars, tubes in orderly rows … Some of them delighted us with their effectiveness, and some caused only sighs of disappointment. However, the lack of the desired result is not always associated with the poor quality of the product. Sometimes the problem is misuse.
Mistake 1: We want a quick effect
Sometimes we buy a product and after a couple of weeks we put it on the farthest shelf of the closet, sincerely believing that it does not work. In the hope of a more effective result, we go to the store for the next product and so on. As a result, dozens of jars line up on the dressing table, which we did not give a single chance to express themselves.
The fact is that the average cell renewal period is 28 days. That is, it makes no sense to wait for the effect earlier. Experts say that sometimes it is possible and even necessary to change your skincare products if they are not suitable for your skin. But this should be done only after two to three months after the start of use.
Mistake 2: saving sunscreen
Previously, sunbathing was considered completely harmless, but the results of numerous studies have proved that everything is not as rosy as we would like. Hence the growing popularity of creams with SPF filters. In the hope that they will protect the skin from burns or excessive sunburn, we buy several tubes every summer, and then we get upset, because the promises of the manufacturers turn out to be a dummy. A light tan still gradually appears on the skin, although it shouldn't.
The main reason for this discrepancy between the information on the packaging and the final result is that most people use only 25-50% of the required amount of cream. In addition, you need to remember that Sanskrin should be applied 15-20 minutes before going outside and renewed every two hours during exposure to the sun.
Mistake 3: using retinol in the wrong way
Women, for whom the issue of age-related changes is acute, often buy beauty products that include retinol, a fat-soluble vitamin, an antioxidant. It is indeed very beneficial for the skin, but it should be used carefully to avoid redness and flaking. In addition, retinol products can cause pigmentation, as the substance increases the skin's sensitivity to sunlight. Therefore, cosmetologists recommend applying such products only at night, or even better, use them in the autumn-winter period, when the action of ultraviolet rays is not so aggressive.
Mistake 4: applying eye cream directly to your eyelids
Very often we take information too literally, as in the case of eye cream. It should be applied not on the eyelids, contrary to the name, but on the skin under the eyes, in the area of the orbital bones. Use your ring finger - it is the weakest of all, so you can avoid putting too much pressure on the delicate skin around your eyes.
Mistake 5: Smearing oil on dry skin
Most girls prefer to avoid cosmetic oils, as they leave a greasy film on the skin. In fact, this effect is very easy to avoid: you just need to apply the oil not to a dry, but to a wet body, ideally after a shower or bath. Thanks to water, the product penetrates better into the upper layer of the epidermis and, at the same time, provides the necessary level of moisture. In addition, if you apply oil after a shower, it will be more economical in consumption, which is also important.
Mistake 6: applying antiperspirant at any time of the day
There is a myth that antiperspirant can be used anytime, no matter the time of day. Therefore, we often apply it haphazardly and, frankly, completely stupid. In fact, it should be done in the evening after a shower. Deodorants show themselves "in all their glory" when in contact with clean, and most importantly - dry skin, at a time when the sweat ducts are less active. Usually this period occurs at night and lasts until the morning. Please note that antiperspirant should not be applied after shaving, when the skin is very sensitive, or in the presence of a variety of injuries.
Mistake 7: Applying cleansers and care products too quickly
Morning and evening skin cleansing procedures are rarely delightful. We usually take a very long time to set up and end up trying to get everything done in five minutes. This is mistake. First, wash off your makeup, wipe your face with tonic, and then wait five to ten minutes until the skin absorbs all the beneficial substances contained in the applied beauty products. If this is not done, then in the end we will simply dilute the cosmetics and its effectiveness will decrease significantly. Therefore, try to set aside at least 15 minutes for the care procedures so that the result meets your expectations.
Mistake 8: reusing fabric masks
Such masks are very popular, because they perfectly care for the skin of the face, saturating it with the necessary vitamins and nutrients. However, the price often bites and many girls, in an attempt to save money, reuse the mask. In addition, there is always a lot of nutritious whey in the bag, which is a pity to throw away.
Alas, such an act only leads to the fact that the mask not only does not help, but also hurts. Remember that bacteria and impurities from your skin remain on the fabric, even if you thoroughly cleansed your face before applying the mask. Therefore, if you use it again, harmful substances will again appear on the skin, and the procedure will be useless.
Mistake 9: Vigorously brushing your face
Recently, special soft brushes for the face have become very popular, which cleanse the skin well, gently massaging it and removing various impurities, dead particles. But here it is important not to get carried away so as not to injure the face. Cosmetologists emphasize that such a brush should barely touch the skin, as excessive pressure can damage it and even lead to rupture of capillaries.
Mistake 10: We constantly use facial wipes
Facial wipes are called a real must-have, which must be present in a woman's cosmetic bag, especially in summer. They are really very convenient to use: instead of fiddling with washing, you can just wipe your face and go about your business. However, do not forget that regular use of cosmetic wipes and complete disregard for professional beauty products can lead to negative results.
In order for the wipes to be cleaned well and stored longer, they are impregnated with preservatives, which in large quantities can harm the skin. In addition, additional friction does not benefit the face and can provoke irritation and redness. Therefore, use napkins in cases where complete washing is impossible, for example, on the road, and in all other cases, give preference to ordinary foams, gels and other products.
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