I know, it’s Monday and I hate to start the week with a pessimistic attitude but I couldn’t help myself. I was speaking with a few of my girlfriends while out on the town with them this weekend and I couldn’t help but get offended by what some of them were saying.
First off, we were talking about skin care techniques and morning beauty prep steps for the most part. It’s something that we often get together and share with one another. We have some wine and apps at a local restaurant and just chat. Anyway, as few of the things that these girls had to share nearly boiled my blood. Knowing that I’m dedicated to helping hundreds of thousands of readers obtain perfect looking skin, they choose to do it their way.
Well, they shared with me a few things that I just couldn’t help myself but stop them in their tracks. So many people do things during their daily beauty regimen and they haven’t got a clue that it’s actually destroying their skin. Well, enough is enough! I’m putting an end to my friend’s bad behavior and sharing everything I’ve shared with them as well.
Dear Friends: Please, Stop Doing These Things During Your Skin Care Routines!
Please understand that these correctives are in no particular order of importance. In fact, they’re all very important if you ask me.
I’ll start with skipping the moisturizing step. Look, I don’t care what type fo skin you have. If you’re skipping this step, then you’re doing an injustice to your skin. Use one as soon as you’ve finished taking a shower or bath. It’s best to find a moisturizer that best suits your needs.
One of the girls also mentioned that she goes to bed wearing her makeup. I was so upset when I heard this I wanted to splash my drink in her face! Relax, I’m totally joking! But seriously, I was taken back when she said that it wasn’t a big deal. I basically told her that it’s a huge deal and destroying her skin due to being lazy. Sleeping with makeup on leads to acne, bad skin, and clogged pores. Do yourself a solid and use a basic cleaning wipe if you’re not double cleansing like you should be.
Then some of the girls started talking about all these strange do-it-yourself techniques. While I’m all for DIY treatments, if you’re not putting in the work across the board, it’s not going to make much of a difference from a totality perspective. One thing you need to understand is that just because something is DIY doesn’t make it great for your skin. Do research before you actually apply anything to your skin, especially if it’s made with ingredients you’ve never used.
Now, I wasn’t upset as much about this one because the girl was taking action but too much of a good thing can be bad for you! She was simply washing her face far too much. Excessive face washing can totally destroy your skin. In fact, it can lead to more oil production and build up than ever before. Wash your face once in the morning and once before bed, that’s all that you need to do!