No matter how much time you have spent researching your cosmeceuticals, they will not do you any good if you are not using them properly. Although most skin care products seem straight forward, they do need to be used correctly in order to get real results from them. There are a few common mistakes many people make with their cosmeceuticals, but they are easy to avoid if you know what to do instead.
Using Wipes in Place of Your Cosmeceuticals
Makeup removal wipes are definitely convenient and can be used in a pinch but if they are the only thing you are using to clean your face, you are in trouble. A comprehensive skin care routine must include a dedicated facial cleanser to clean deep below the surface of the skin. Additionally, using wipes regularly will pull on your skin which, over time, will lead to wrinkles and sagging. Many people choose wipes over cosmeceuticals for eye makeup removal because they are afraid of getting products into their eyes but, in an area that is already prone to wrinkles, this is not a good idea.
Not Using Sunscreen Properly
Everyone knows how important it is to apply daily sun protection, even if you are not going to be lying out on the beach. However, if you are not using enough of your sunscreen product, you are not getting it maximum benefit. In fact, an SPF 50 sunscreen only has the power of about an SPF 4 if you are not applying the correct amount. In addition to not using enough sunscreen, many people often skip their necks, which is an area that is extremely susceptible to sun damage. After sun screening your face, be sure to give equal attention to applying the correct amount of protection on your neck.
Going Overboard with Exfoliator
Exfoliating is an important part of any comprehensive skin care routine. It removes dead skin cells from the surface of the face, making way for new ones. However, you should not be using your exfoliator every day. It is likely a bit harsher than your daily products and using it too often can lead to irritation. Exfoliating two to three times per week is more than enough to have healthy, glowing skin.
Having a routine with cosmeceuticals is wonderful but you must make sure you are using them properly. Using the correct products in the correct amounts is the only way to keep your skin looking and feeling its best at all times. Genovo Skincare has introduced what we believe to be some of the best products on the market today. For more information about our product line or to get an order started, click here.
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