6 Common Skincare Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Did you know you might be washing your face the wrong way?
You’re probably thinking. How can washing my face be difficult? You’ve been told to wash your face twice a day and that’s it. Get a pretty smelling cleanser and a moisturizer and voila you’re all set.
Using face wipes reason you to pull and tug at your skin to remove your eye makeup. Not good folks. Cleansing cloths should only be used for emergency. If you’re so exhausted that you can barely stand in front of a sink, then face wipes will come handy. Heck, it’s absolutely better than not washing at all.
Proper cleansing is one of the most essential factors for clear, healthy skin especially if you’re wearing makeup. If you’re not cleansing right you’re never going to be happy with the latest and greatest serums and moisturizers. You can’t slack off with your cleanser and think the other products will do the heavy lifting for you. In just doesn’t work that way. Instead use Pure Fiji’s Purifying Cleanser. It’s great for all skin types and for all seasons. The best part? It’s sulphate-free, brightens the skin, and helps softly cleanse acne prone skin.
Think of washing your face as part of your “self-care” routine and not a chore. It’s about loving yourself by making time for you. Take your time massaging your cleanser into your face without scrubbing. Make sure nothing is left behind mainly around your temples, forehead, and neck. If you speed through face washing it would be like hand washing your clothes after a soccer game. Do you really think you’d get all the dirt out?
If you’re thinking that your oily skin will only benefit from hot water oh boy you’re seriously mistaken. Hot water can cause irritation, dry skin, and blood vessel to rupture. Ice cold water can be just as bad. Instead, always choose lukewarm water to wash your face and you’ll start seeing results.
Deciphering which ingredients to avoid can be tough, particularly when you can’t even pronounce them; how are you supposed to remember which ones to avoid! There’s so many out there. One of the most general ingredients to avoid is parabens. Parabens are chemicals (methylparabens, propylparabens, butylparabens, and ethylparabens) used as preservatives in almost all your skin care products; shampoo, makeup, cleansers, lotions, the list goes on. They’ve been linked to breast cancer, and they also act as a hormone disruptor. Yikes! Fortunately at Pure Fiji we believe in ensuring your safety with our line of natural skin care products.
Okay, so we get it you’re rushing to make it to that Zumba class and the idea of removing your makeup is too much of a hassle. Remember the last time your mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow ran into your eye sockets? Crazy uncomfortable right? Worse, all that grime, makeup and sweat gets trapped in your pores, which generate epic breakouts. Not worth it right? Take a couple of minutes to wash your face and when you get home do a thorough cleanse. It is so worth it!
Over exfoliating can lead to dryness, irritation, inflammation and even infection. On the flip side not exfoliating will result in dull, clogged skin that is more prone to acne and dryness. In addition you’re not reaping the benefits of your serums and moisturizers because all those dead skin cells are getting in the way of absorption. Once you start exfoliating, the results are often fast and instant: fewer blackheads and pimples; a smooth texture and even tone; and best of all, a fresh-faced glow. Listen to your skin. All exfoliates are not created regularly. Exfoliate once to twice a week using Pure Fiji’s Exfoliating Scrub. The papaya and pineapple fruit enzymes (proteolytic plant enzymes) naturally cleanse and brighten your face by removing dead skin cells and impurities in the skin.