If your regimen of cosmeceuticals is not having the effect you hoped for, the problem may actually not be with your products at all. Many of us are doing little things every day that sabotage the effectiveness of our cosmeceuticals without even realizing it. Becoming aware of and fixing these little habits can make a huge difference in the overall tone and quality of your skin.
Using SPF Cosmeceuticals on the Beach
You know how important it is to use cosmeceuticals with sun protection in them, along with sunscreen, every day. Unfortunately, you are still putting your skin at risk for sun damage if you are not applying the products correctly. A common mistake is waiting until you are out in the sun to apply your sun protection products. SPF products need about fifteen minutes to absorb into the skin and become effective. This means that, for those fifteen minutes, your skin is unprotected in the sun. Be sure to apply all SPF products before you leave the house for the best protection.
Not Using Skin-Friendly Hair Products
It may not seem like your hair products should have an impact on your skin but they absolutely do. You may use oil free skin care products to prevent break outs but you are sabotaging them if you are using hair products with oil. This is because, when you sweat, your hair care products drip onto your face and can clog your pores or even cause an allergic reaction. Even if you do not sweat, your hair products will touch your face to some degree, whether in the shower or during application process, such as hair spray misting onto your face.
Allowing Toothpaste to Damage Your Lips
Especially during the winter months, many of us go to great lengths to keep your lips smooth and to prevent cracking and peeling. What we may not realize is that many of the ingredients that make our toothpaste minty fresh are also contributing to the dryness of our lips. You don’t need to switch up your toothpaste but you should take precautions to protect your lips while brushing. Simply apply Vaseline or another lip balm to your lips before brushing to make sure that toothpaste will not touch your lips and take away their moisture.
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