How to Undo Prior Skin Care Routine Mistakes
Even if you’re on top of your skin care game, occasional mishaps can happen. You could try a new product that doesn’t fare well with your skin. You could normally be religious about taking your makeup off before bedtime but have a crazy week in which you forget. You could also accidentally spend too much time in the sun without SPF and now have some dark spots on your skin. We’re looking at some common skin care mistakes and how to resolve them with the right products and techniques. Find out how to get back on track below:
1. Dull Skin: BB Cream
Do you have dull skin from not cleansing your skin properly? Often when we forget to exfoliate and properly cleanse our skin. Dead skin cells which can make our skin appear less bright and less polished may accumulate on skin’s surface if not taken care of properly. When you wake up with dull skin the best thing you can do is cleanse and then apply a good moisturizer. BB cream moisturizes but it also has the ability to cover blemishes and to brighten the appearance of your skin with light-enhancing particles. Use BB cream to give your skin an even tone and a polished look. Garnier SkinActive’s 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream promises multiple skin-perfecting benefits at once. A few drops of this cream and your dull skin will be history.
2. Dark Spots: Overnight Peel
Sun damage can occur if your skin is not protected. Even worse your skin can sustain and show the damage that was done for a long period of time. The easiest way to avoid sun damage is of course by wearing SPF every single day and re-applying it often when you are in the sun. Although it’s never too late to start applying sunscreen every day, you can still help undo some of the sun’s damage with the right products. Apply an overnight peel such Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Overnight Peel to clean skin after your nightly cleansing ritual. Continued use helps refine skin texture, smooth skin tone and reduce the look of dark spots. The peel is formulated with glycolic alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) and Vitamin C, which can help brighten the appearance of your overall complexion.
3. Dry Skin: Overnight Mask
There are many causes for dry skin — not hydrating enough, weather changes, or sun exposure. Dry skin may feel tight and can often look dull or lackluster in appearance. A great way to get your skin to feel hydrated and appear more plump, is by using a mask, however those can be time-consuming. A great solve is to use a sleeping cream or overnight mask which has the hydrating powers of a mask but applies like a cream. Garnier SkinActive’s Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream infused with antioxidant lavender essential oil, hyaluronic and hydroxy acids help protect skin from daily aggressors, while keeping it visibly healthy day after day. Your skin will feel refreshed and hydrated and you can say goodbye to your dry skin.
4. Blackheads: Scrub
Blackheads can form when there is excess oil inside your pores. The excess oil is unable to escape your pore fully and mixes with dead skin cells on the surface of skin. This mixture is then exposed to the air where it oxidizes and turns black. Certain skin types are more prone to blackheads than others but good skin care can help avoid them all together especially when you remove dead skin cells from the surface of skin and regulate oil production. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub formulated with charcoal and salicylic acid unclogs pores and clears the complexion. The gel scrub deeply cleanses, tightens pores and smoothes skin. After use your skin should feel soft. Use this product as directed to prevent future blackheads from forming or to help remove the blackheads your have.