7 Common Mistakes We Make With Our Skincare Products
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7 Common Mistakes We Make With Our Skincare Products

So, you have an envious shelf of luxury facial skincare products or you have an excellent budget-friendly collection of essential face care products, either way, my question now is: Do you know how to use your facial skincare products correctly?

Does that super hydrating cream do what you thought it would?

Wait, don’t panic to the high street to purchase a different brand yet.

Why? Well, because you may not be using your beauty products correctly and that could be what is hindering the results of your facial skincare products.

If you want to get the best from your products then this is the blog post is for you. Welcome to the 7 Common Mistakes We Make With Our Skincare Products.

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The Issue:

My face moisturiser does not last the day.

The Info:

You’re putting your face cream on dry skin.
Shocked by this one? I was. So, it turns out we are suppose to cream our face whilst it is damp, not wet. Who knew that?

The Issue:

I am using an anti-aging product but now my face is really dry.

The Info:

These kinds of beauty products can be drying and at times even irritating, that’s why you should use a hydrating product with it – Hyaluronic Acid Serum. They are great for keeping the skin hydrated.

The Issue:

My new skincare routine leaves residue on my face.

The Info:

Don’t you just find this so annoying.

To avoid this AND get the best performance from your products and routine you apply your facial skincare products in a particular order before you smooth on your cream and oil.

The trick is to start with the lightest products to the heaviest products.

Facial Skincare Product Routine

  • Step 1:

  • Step 2:

  • Step 3:

  • Step 4:

    Eye Cream.
  • Step 5:

    Spot Treatment.
  • Step 6:

  • Step 7:

    Retinol. (Bedtime)
  • Step 8:


The Issue:

I don’t use a moisturiser because I use an expensive hydrating serum, is that okay?

The Info:

Wait, what? Listen carefully – hydrating and moisturising are two different things. Always and I repeat always, moisturise.

Twice a day.

Not only do we all need it, it also assists in trapping all those expensive products beneath it. Now, that makes all those active ingredients more effective.

The Issue:

I’ve now tried my 3rd brand of retinoids and I cannot see results, Why?

The Info:

Okay, you may need to sit down for this one. Retinoids take four to six months of consistent use to give you results. Sorry.

The Issue:

I use Benzoyl peroxide products for my Acne but was told about Retinoids, can i use them together?

The Info:

Yes, you can but it would be pointless and a waste of money and time. I say this because Benzoyl peroxide may cancel out the retinoid molecules (Source: Dr. Sikora)

The Issue:

I love my Retinoid and i love my Vitamin C, Can I use Them Together ?

The Info:

No, Vitamin C is comfortable in a acidic environment and Retinoid is most comfortable in an alkaline setting.

If you want the best from these two products use them separately – Vitamin C in the daytime and Retinoid at night. Bang problem solved.

The same goes for Vitamin C and face cleansers and so, vitamin C is best when combo’d with a low pH. Using a cleanser with a high pH will block the vitamin C from be absorbed into the skin.


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  • Molly | Transatlantic Notes

    The difference between hydrating and moisturizing is something I really hadn’t grasped and the fact that moisturizer should go on damp skin! I had no idea and clearly need to raise my skincare game (which this post has helped to do) — thanks for this!

  • Her Digital Coffee

    Great post! There’s a lot of common mistakes with skincare and I learned a lot from this post. Putting moisturizer on damp skin has been a game changer! Thank you for sharing and recommending some products too.

  • Nyxinked

    I struggle with skincare. It’s not something I’ve ever really dabbled with, but going into my 30s I really need to start. Thanks for these tips. Maybe this year is the year I start taking my skin more seriously.

  • Jenny in Neverland

    Great post! My problem with skincare is that there’s so much conflicting advice out there for professionals (and non-professionals) and sometimes it’s hard to know who to listen to. It’s important to know the basics of how each product works though, like you’ve highligthed here!

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