We all know how important it is to take good care of our skins. But that doesn’t mean we never make beauty mistakes. Hydrating our skin is extremely important, but unfortunately we don’t always do it well. These are 8 mistakes you probably make when hydrating your skin and of course tips to avoid them!
1. You don’t clean your skin first by hydrating
Have you had a makeup-free day and do you want to rub your face with your night cream in the evening? Then clean your face first, for example with a fine tonic. A moisturizing cream creates a barrier between your skin and the outside world. By applying the cream before your face is really clean, you ensure that your skin includes all the dirt instead of excluding it. Plus, your skin absorbs more when it’s damp, so it’s best to clean your skin before applying it.
2. You don’t rub your acne hydrating
Is your skin prone to acne? And have you ever skipped a moisturizing cream because you were afraid it would clog your pores? Especially if you have acne-prone skin, it is all the more important to moisturize your skin well. If you don’t, your skin will compensate for the lack of moisture by producing more oils. This will cause your skin to become irritated even faster. Of course, not every moisturizer is good for your acne-prone skin. Therefore, it is preferable to choose a lighter cream that is specially made for your skin type. Just grease it!
3. You use the same cream for day and night
We assume that you do not have the same day and evening routine. Then you can probably imagine that your skin also has two different routines. During the day, your skin needs protection from the sun, while at night it has to recover from the day with an extra nourishing cream. So do not use the same cream as day and night cream if you want to please your skin. On the other hand, opt for a cream with antioxidants and a sunscreen factor during the day, but go for a thick moisturizing cream with restorative elements in the evening to give your skin a good night’s sleep.
4. You are too impatient
Of course, you don’t need to be more patient if your skin immediately starts to glow or becomes irritated after applying a new cream. Then you know enough! But are you only waiting three days for your new glow that you supposedly should have got from your new day cream? Then don’t give up just yet. For the ultimate result, it is important that you have patience for 4 to 6 weeks. Your skin has to get used to your new products and only then will you really see a difference. So don’t give up too quickly and keep applying.
5. You don’t smear consistently hydrating
This error somewhat goes hand in hand with the previous one. If you don’t take the time to try a product long enough when you switch to a new cream, you won’t get any results. Your skin cannot get used to the products and will probably become irritated faster. So stick to your routine, whether it contains 2 or 16 products.
6. You skip your neck
Since your face flows into your neck, it is not entirely illogical that you should also take good care of it. After all, your neck catches the same sun rays as your face, so it’s important not only to moisturize it, but also to rub it with sunscreen. So don’t forget to clean your neck every day!
7. You’re rubbing too hard
This is one of the most common mistakes when it comes to moisturizing your skin. Because not only the products you use are important, the way you apply them can also make a big difference. Are you rubbing your skin too hard when applying your moisturizer? Then it is possible that your skin is damaged, so that you get wrinkles faster. Do you want to keep super soft baby skin? Then it is important to treat your skin with love and to gently apply your cream. Your skin will thank you!
8. You apply fragrances to your skin
Of course we all want to smell good, but it is better to put on perfume for this than to rub your skin with perfumed products. So don’t opt for that delicious mango-smelling cream, but for a neutral odorless cream that can do its job optimally without irritating your skin by the perfume. Be kind to your skin!