Hey, it’s okay, we all make mistakes – we’re only human! But when it comes to keeping that gorgeous mug of yours feeling and looking healthy, hydrated, and happy, here are the 5 most common skincare mistakes that you really need to stop making. Gorgeous, glowing, totally-grammable skin, we’re coming for you!
#1 – Using the Wrong Cleanser
We’re gonna let you in on a little secret – not all cleansers are created equal. And when you’re using a harsh, chemical-driven cleanser that’s packed with nasty synthetic ingredients, chances are you’re stripping your skin of the natural acids and oils that keep it healthy and happy. That’s why our Balancing Cleansing Balm uses balm-to-milk technology that melts into your skin, washing away make-up and dirt without compromising your skin’s natural moisture barrier. It really is the-balm-dot-com.
#2 – Switching Skincare Products Too Quickly
Deciding to switch to simpler, natural skincare routine is a fabulous choice to make (we’re not biased, promise!) but you also need to remember that, when it comes to switching up your skincare, slow and steady definitely wins the race. Your skin takes about 28 days to go through a full regeneration cycle, so when you introduce new products it’s important to remember that you need to give your skin the time it needs to get rid of all the previous toxin build-up. So, rather than diving in face first, introduce one product at a time so that your gorgeous skin doesn’t feel overwhelmed.
#3 – Skipping Toner in Your Routine
It can be tempting to skip a couple of steps (or, shock horror, skip ALL the steps) in your skincare routine at the end of a long day, but those extra couple minutes could be what’s standing between you and fabulously clear skin. Our Refreshing Tonic Mist is a total skincare hero because it works to give your skin an instant boost of radiance and antioxidants, gently removes dead skin cells, helps combat blemishes and dark marks, AND guards your skin against harmful free radicals.
#4 – Avoiding Oil with Oily Skin
We know, we know - it sounds a little crazy. Using oil to combat oils? You must be mad! But, stick with us on this one. The oils that face oils are made with are totally different from those naturally produced by your skin, which means they’re not going to add to your oily skin situation. Instead, they’ll work to hydrate your skin, which will then regulate the oil that your skin is naturally creating. So, oil + oil = less oil (trust us, we did higher-grade maths at school.) In fact, our Purifying Treatment Oil is specially designed to balance your skin’s natural oil production to kick it back into a swoon-worthy state.
#5 – Not Starting a Good Routine Because You Think It’s Too Late
Turns out, you can teach an old dog new tricks, and you can train your skin to finally embrace the dewy, Kate-Middleton-esque complexion that you’ve been dreaming of. Start off by taking things back to basics, make sure that you’re cutting out the harsh cleansers and the drying ingredients, and most importantly, be patient. Glowy, gorgeous skin is coming for you!
Team L & M x