- By Usiade Isioma

if your goal is to have smooth, radiant skin, then having a daily skincare routine is a great idea. But what if you are not getting good results because you are making some mistakes? Sometimes we might be the ones standing in the way of achieving beautiful skin. These five tips will help you identify common skincare mistakes you could be making and how to avoid them.

Don’t sleep with your makeup on.

No matter how exhausted you are after a long day, ensure you wipe off your makeup before bed. You don’t want anything blocking the absorption of your moisturise­r. Sleeping with makeup on will result in clogged pores, blackheads, and pimples.

Swap your Cotton Pillowcase for Silk/Satin.

Did you know that pressing your face onto a cotton pillowcase induces collagen breakdown? Instead, choose a silk or satin pillowcase, which provides a softer and cleaner surface for resting your cheek. They also help prevent frizz and breakage in your hair and keep your skin looking its best.

Moisturise­r isn’t for night-time only.

Many women use moisturise­rs at night only, possibly because they wear makeup in the morning. It would help if you used moisturise­rs in the morning too. Wait a few minutes for the moisturise­r to absorb before putting on makeup.

Sunscreen is for daily use.

We are all almost guilty of using sunscreen only when it’s sunny. The sun accelerate­s ageing by causing fine lines and wrinkles, loss of suppleness, dark patches, and even skin cancer. Applying sunscreen every day should be a major priority in your skincare routine.

Not too hot or cold shower

A super-hot shower can strip your skin of its natural moisturisi­ng oils and dry it out. Always wash your skin using lukewarm water to avoid dryness and moisturise afterwards.

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