6 skin care mistakes to avoid

Not seeing the best results of your skin care routine? It can be a bit tricky to get it right. Let’s get you back on track by putting an end to the most common skin care mistakes out there with this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide.

1. You aren’t double cleansing
Double cleansing is all about washing your face in two steps to brighten and lift your complexion and allow serums and moisturisers to work more efficiently. Start with an oil-based cleanser like the NovAge Facial Cleansing Oil to remove oil-based dirt like SPF and make-up. Follow with a water-based cleanser such as the Novage+ Refresh Gel Cleanser to remove any remaining impurities.

2. You’re over-exfoliating
Exfoliating is a key step in your routine as it helps unclog pores, remove dead skin cells, and improve skin texture. But if you use it too much it can irritate your skin and harm your skin barrier. The recommendation is to only exfoliate 2-3 times per week depending on if your skin can tolerate it. It’s also very important to make sure you’re gentle when using the product – don’t rub it in! We recommend you try Love Nature’s Refreshing Face Scrub with upcycled cranberry, it will leave your skin soft and smooth.


3. You’re applying products in the wrong order
If you use a lot of products in your skin care routine, you might be applying them in the wrong order, which can actually make them less effective. The correct order to use your skin care products is cleanser, toner, eye cream, serum, day cream or night cream.

4. You’re using too much product
Most of us overestimate the amount of product we need for them to be effective – think less is more here. Because you only need a small, coin-sized amount of each product to get the job done.


5. You’re forgetting the neck
Skin care isn’t only about caring for your face. The skin on your neck and décolleté is subject to the same effects of ageing caused by genetics and environmental factors, like exposure to sun and urban pollution. So, be sure to include those areas in your routine as well.

6. You’re skipping the SPF
Sunscreen is the best anti-ageing product! Make sure you apply it as the last step of your skin care routine before you put on your make-up. But here’s what most of us forget; if we’re outside we need to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours throughout the day to get the proper protection. And don’t forget to use a product with high SPF, just like the Sun 360 Cream Sensitive Body + Face SPF 50+.