Vicious Liaisons: Common Skin Care Mistakes

Vicious Liaisons: Common Skin Care Mistakes

Beauty Editor Daria Biryukova – about typical care mistakes and why the best is usually the enemy of the good.

Today, none of us have any problems with choosing the coveted jar that promises everything at once. Modern cosmetics manufacturers offer a huge assortment for all occasions, and the vastness of the Internet and offline stores has long turned into the promised land for beauty lovers. Nevertheless, even the most advanced care can be easily nullified if certain rules are not followed. So, I’m talking about the most common beauty crimes:

oneYou apply products without considering their chemical compatibility.

  • Retinol + Hyaluronic Acid = YES
  • Glycolic and Lactic Acids + Resveratrol = YES
  • Benzoyl Peroxide (Often Found in Acne Treatments) + Salicylic Acid = YES
  • Retinol + acids = NOT
  • Retinol + Vitamin C = NOT
  • Citric acid + retinoids or AHA = NOT
  • Retinol + Benzoyl Peroxide = NOT
  • Vitamin C + ANA = NOT

2 You exfoliate your skin too often.

If you don’t have keratosis, a biweekly peel is more than enough. Although, ideally, it is better to completely forget about products with abrasive particles and switch to enizymic exfoliation or light acidic exfoliation.

Facial scrub Active Pureness Scrub, Comfort Zone

3 You are cosmetic monogamous and do not change your favorite jar for years.

However, it is necessary to select cosmetics taking into account the seasonality and the current condition of the skin.

Night mask Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque, Kiehl’s

4 You wash your face too quickly.

Spend at least a few minutes with the cleansing ritual so that the active ingredients of the product have time to somehow affect the skin.

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Micellar Cleansing GelMake-up Remover Miccelar Water Gel, La Roche-Posay

5 You rarely change your pillowcase, do not use disposable towels, and constantly touch your face with your hands.

Protective mist-spray for the face, VAXIN for Youth City Skin Solution, Givenchy

6 You are applying the care incorrectly.

First, before you rub anything into yourself, make sure the skin is really thoroughly cleansed. Apply the product itself over the face with massaging movements: from the nose to the temples, from the middle of the face to the edges of hair growth and from the chin to the ears.

Serum with vitamin A Vitamin A Serum, V10 Plus Yakota Lab

7 You are not flushing micellar fluid with water.

Cross off at least a few items from this list and you’ll be surprised how much better your skin looks and feels. Everything ingenious, as always, is extremely simple.

Text: Daria Biryukova

Photo: press materials, Pinterest

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