Before starting a skincare routine, it is important to understand your skin. It is also important to understand your skin. It is also important to let a professional help you as opposed to following DIY and skincare regime of influencers.
Why? Your skincare routine is probably not giving the results you want because you’re doing a number of things wrong. A dermatologist would recommend what would work for your skin type which makes them the obvious option to taking skincare advice from someone who tried it and it worked for their skin type.
This is just one of the many things you’re doing wrong in your skincare routine. Keep reading to find out other things you’re doing wrong.


Many people, especially those who are new to the skincare world make this mistake. Some people use both physical exfoliators and chemical exfoliatiors. Others exfoliate every single day of the week. Some people just use too many products with chemical exfoliators in their routine. Over-exfoliating your skin can also weaken your skin’s moisture barrier overtime. As a guide, any form of exfoliation should be done 2 to 3 times weekly and try not to have too many exfoliating products in your routine.


Yes, we can agree you finally started a skincare routine but the products and their ingredients don’t cater to your skin type or condition. No one is saying the products aren’t good, they’re just not for you. As a guide, consider ingredients that work well for you and opt for products with those.


There is such a thing as using the wrong moisturizer. Gel moisturizers are advised as they are less likely to clog pores and cause acne. Also look at the ingredients, make sure they’re hydrating and non-comedogenic.


Some people do not use sunscreen at all in 2021. 80 percent of wrinkles and aging skin is caused by the sun. So no matter how perfect your routine is, without a sunscreen, the sun will frustrate your efforts. Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 30 and always reapply every 2-3 hours during the day. Don’t forget the 2 finger rule: use two fingers worth of sunscreen for every application.


There was a time when everyone was guilty of this, it’s a good thing some of us have moved on from the chokehold face wipes had us in. Contrary to popular beliefs, face wipes don’t clean your face, they merely push the dirt, oil and bacteria into your pores. The surface might look clean but trust me your pores feel otherwise.

Article credit : Cocci Beauty