Don’t we all have a tendency to find fault and complain about our skincare products in a haste? However, in most cases, it is likelier to be our fault and not that of the product itself. Here are common mistakes many of us tend to make.
Settling for Cheap Products
No matter what, you should never have a valid reason for purchasing, of all things, your skin care products based on their prices. It is okay to make sure that a certain product is affordable after you know for sure that it is good for you – safe and healthy to use.
However, going straight for the cheaper options is a mistake you would regret making, and yes, they probably are not effective!Always look for products that are effective, safe, and mostly natural, like a caffeine eye serum or cream for instance, that could work amazingly and are affordable at the same time.
Applying Too Much
This is something that only kids would do because they’re the ones who believe in ‘the more the merrier’. Applying too much of anything can only do harm than good, especially when it comes to the area around your eyes.
Sensitive skin in these areas would benefit greatly from just a pea sized amount (or so) of serum or cream. This also saves you money since you wouldn’t be running out of these essential products too frequently.
Applying Products too Close to the Eye
While most modern eye care products are completely safe, the general advice is to apply slightly away (around half inch) from the opening of the eye. Even if your product is the safest of all, any contact with the inner eye can still cause discomfort and irritation.
You will see that almost every product contains a description that instruct you to gently apply and massage the product, sometimes, in a particular pattern, on the skin around your eye. This area is one of the mat sensitive areas in your body and needs to be treated with great care. This, no rubbing or scratching whatsoever!
Applying Them on Fully Dry Skin
In case you didn’t know, experts recommend applying creams and eye serums on slightly damp skin as they are believed to get absorbed better when there is some wetness in the skin. If you are one of the many who keep pat drying repeatedly and sat before the mirror waiting for their eye area and face to dry completely, you’ve been doing it wrong, all along!
Putting On Your Make Up Too Soon
It is never easy to wait before you can put on any make up or other layers of lotions and serums. However, the rule is that you wait at least a 2-minute gap before you put on the next product – be it cream, oil, or make up. This means you need to give your skin time to absorb the cream or serum so the real/complete benefits of the products are obtained. This surely might sound less important than the rest, but is best practiced if you want these treatments to make sense.