Over the years, I’ve made so many mistakes when it has come to skincare. Some of these skincare mistakes have been small lessons that I learned quickly. However, there were mistakes so big that I didn’t learn them into years later.
Thankfully, my skin and I are in a good place and can laugh at all the ways I was horrible to our relationship. Therefore, I decided that I would share my 5 biggest skincare mistakes I’ve made and hopefully you can learn from them, too.
My 5 Biggest Skincare Mistakes Over The Years
- Picking At Skin/ Popping Pimples – Other than large pores I inherited from my mom, acne scars are my biggest skincare issue. I can attribute these scars to years of my picking at my skin and popping premature pimples. Luckily, I’ve been successful at ways to fade my acne spots, but I still have a few left that I;m working on.
- Sleeping in Makeup – I’m sure that I’m not the only one who has made this mistakes, but I’ve made it more times than I would like to admit. Not only did I ruin some lovely pillowcases, but I caused my skin to breakout. In order for me to stop doing this, I had to embrace my nighttime routines. That has helped tremendously and I can’t even attempt to sleep in makeup now.
- Not Properly Washing My Face – I am huge fan of makeup wipe removers. However, they alone won’t work at properly removing my day’s worth of makeup. So, like I had to do to stop falling asleep in my makeup, I had to embrace a nighttime skincare routine and morning routine. Trust me when I say that routines work when you embrace them.
- Eating the wrong foods – I’ve had problematic skin since I was preteen and I’ve been eating just has poorly since then, too. Over the past few years, I’ve been paying more attention to the things I put in my body and immediately noticed the difference. Now that I’ve dramatically cut back on fried foods, sodas, and sugars; my skin has been the best it’s ever been. Actually, if you are having skin problems, I recommend you assess what you put in your body before you look for products to treat it.
- Not using the right products – Ugh. I cringe at the amount of money I’ve spent on products that didn’t work or designed for my skin type. I guess I can just chop it up to being a victim of exceptional marketing campaigns. Either way, knowing your skin and what products work for said type are very important. I have combination/oily skin. So, using a product for dry to normal skin can have my face looking like a oil slick. The extra moisturizer or ingredients used for dry skin seeps into my large pores and I breakout. So, know your skin type and buy products designed for you skin type. Okay? Good.