Do you have the perfect skincare routine but are still not getting the results you are looking for? Take a look at these bad habits that could be getting in the way of you and better-looking skin.
Dirty Make-Up Brushes
If you use makeup brushes and sponges to apply your makeup but do not properly cleanse them or toss them after using them, you may unknowingly be introducing left over bacteria into the skin that causes breakout and irritation. The best way to avoid this is by cleansing your brushes or makeup sponge after each make up application. Use a gentle cleanser to remove make up from brushes and lay them on a flat surface to air dry. If all that washing is not your cup of tea, purchase disposable mascara wands, sponges and eye and lip applicators to keep things clean.
If you are not seeing improvements in the treatment of your post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and are not applying SPF daily the lack of adequate sun protection might be a major reason why you are not seeing any results. Daily application of SPF is crucial in addressing hyperpigmentation. Sun exposure
only exaggerates existing hyperpigmentation it not only darkens the skin with prolonged exposure but ages it as well. Applying a daily sun protection blocks UV light from reaching the skin and keeps the skin safe from hyperpigmentation.
Mixing and Matching
You own a bevy of products. Your friends refer to you as the resident product junkie of the group, however mixing and matching too many products at one time could lead to less than optimal results for your skin. Not all ingredients complement one another. Retinol and salicylic acid for example are two ingredients when combined in one skin routine could cause extra dryness and irritation to the skin. This is why it is important not to go overboard with incorporating too many different products into your skincare routine. If you are trying out a new skincare line for the first time, try using all the products from the collection to get started. Don’t add in a host of products from various other collections that you own. Many skincare routines are designed to work synergistically, each of the YELLE Skincare systems for example function in this way.
Note: if you must use both salicylic acid and retinol in your skincare regimen it is best to use the salicylic acid in the morning and the retinol at night.
What’s the number one thing getting in the way of you and optimal skin? INCONSISTENCY. If you are inconsistent with your skin care practices, you will never see the results that come along with daily and consistent practice. You will forever take two steps forward and then two steps backs in your progress. You can get consistent and remain that way by selecting routines that are manageable for your lifestyle and budget, practicing proper self-care including managing your skin every day, and sticking to your routine over a pro-longed period. Many individuals will give up on a routine after only trying it for a few short weeks. Remember it can take anywhere from 3-6 months to 6-12 months to see results from a new routine. Don’t give up just because things aren’t happening in your time.
Are you committing skin care sabotage by not having a routine for your skin? Get on the path to better skin today. Start by taking our skin assessment and then selecting the YELLE skincare routine that’s right for you.
Written By Regina Tucker