4 Skincare Mistakes You're Probably Making

October 26, 2020

4 Skincare Mistakes You're Probably Making

Whether you have a dedicated shelf for serums, or spend a quick 30 seconds in the morning just to wash, you likely have a skincare routine.

You probably have the best intentions when it comes to your complexion. After all, who doesn't want radiant, glowing skin? So you might have done your research and built a dedicated skincare routine. Or maybe you stuck with the same cleanser you've had since your teens - it's served you well so far, right? 

Either way, you squint at your reflection in the mirror every morning and wonder why your skin still isn't up to snuff. As it turns out, you may be sabotaging your skin without realizing it.

Are you making one of these basic skincare mistakes?

Ignoring your neck

Constantly bending your neck to look at screens and ignoring your neck during daily skincare routines can lead to tell-tale signs of dull, tired skin.

The solution: Assume that your skincare starts from the chest up: apply the same skincare routine that you use on your face. And maintain good posture – move your head and straighten your neck out whenever possible.

Mistaking oily skin for hydrated skin

It may seem counterintuitive, but skin that is naturally oily may actually be dehydrated. When your skin lacks moisture, it may compensate by ramping up oil production to protect itself from the elements.

The solution: Don’t be afraid to hydrate oily skin! Using hydrating serums and moisturizers, and hydrate from within by drinking lots of water and taking liquid collagen daily. Liquid collagen has been scientifically proven to increase skin’s hydration.

Not wearing SPF daily

If the sun isn’t shining, you may be tempted to skip the SPF. But damaging UV rays can reflect off snow, sand, water, and through windows, even on overcast days! Sun damage causes thinning skin, uneven skin tone, and unsightly age spots.

The solution: Apply SPF every day as part of your morning skincare routine (and don’t forget your neck!) Look for physical, rather than chemical, sunscreens. Physical sunscreens sit on top of the skin and reflect the sun's rays, while chemical sunscreen absorbs UV rays in the skin and releases them. 

Not taking care of your skin from the inside

Your skin is constantly repairing and renewing itself. It relies heavily on a compound called collagen to do that. Unfortunately, our natural production of collagen slows as we age (as soon as age 30!) To help your skin continue to renew and repair itself so it can reduce expression lines and appear smooth and tightened, collagen must be replaced.

The solution: Take daily liquid collagen. Unlike creams and serums, liquid collagen is absorbed directly into the bloodstream, so it can be taken in by the deeper level skin cells that need it most.