5 Dangerous Skin Care Routines You Need to Quit Immediately

We all have specific skincare routine that we stick to. What you may not realise is that, there might be a routine you’re following so loyally that is doing more harm than good to your skin.

There might be a lot of mistakes you are making.

Let’s have a look some of such skin care routines:

1. Using Face Wipes

Very few makeup wipes contain ingredients that can actually break down all of your face oils, makeup, and junk on your skin.

By using face wipes, you’re just rubbing bacteria, irritants, and face wipe residue around your skin and into your pores. Cleansing wipes should be used for emergencies only.

If you’re someone who wears make up everyday, use a sulfate-free cleanser, and cleanse your face gently in circular motions with it. It will remove the makeup, and at the same time, purify your skin.

2. Loading your skin with Night Care Products

The practice these days is to use night repair serum, night creams, night moisturizers, and so on.

The more products you mix and apply, the lesser it is being absorbed into your skin. You should stick to maybe just one night serum.

Applying too many products like this may just cause them to block your facial pores, and result in acne breakout.

3. Sharing Products and Kits

You might just be causing problems for your skin by sharing skincare products.

This is because, your skin composition may never match anyone else. When you share products, the dried up blood and oil might mix with your skin composition. This will eventually cause problems for you.

Note that this includes makeup products, and shaving products.

4. New Acne Treatment Every Week

So many of us are guilty of this. Trying out different ointments weekly because you feel it’s not working might just be destroying your skin.

Your skin types differs, some ointments may suit you, while others won’t.

You have to know that for skin products to work, it might take some times. You should at least wait for 6 weeks, if no sign of improvement, then you can change ointments.

5. Not Using A Moisturiser After Exfoliation

Exfoliation is very important in skincare. It helps remove dirt from the skin, dead skin cells & unclog your pores.

However, after you exfoliate, it is important to seal, and hydrate your skin with a moisturiser. This will make your skin soft, and supple.

Here are 5 skin routines that you should stop doing immediately!


You might be one of those people who are extremely impatient and try out different ointments weekly. This will destroy your skin


Every human being has different skin. Some ointments might suit some and some won’t. In this situation, all you have to realize is that any ointment takes a small period of time to actually start working. Be patient for 6 weeks and if there is no sign of improvement, feel free to change ointments.


Applying ointments only on blemishes is bound to lead to other blemishes breaking out over a period of time.


Don’t just apply it to places where there is acne. Apply it gently over the acne-prone skin, so even if there is an outbreak, it would be controlled and terminated before it can go beyond control.


Too much oil in products would lead to an acne breakout.


Try to buy hair care and makeup or skincare products that are ‘non-comedogenic’ in nature. This means the products you buy wouldn’t be clogging the pores in your skin, thus preventing acne from breaking out.


Sharing skincare products with people might lead to problems in your own skin.


When you borrow makeup kit or products from other people, the dried up skin cells, hair, or dried up blood and oil might mix with your skin composition, which will lead to problems in your skin. It is best to never share or borrow shaving or makeup products with anyone. For, your skin composition may never match anyone else’s. And any difference from what you use will result in infections.


You come back from an exhausting party late in the night and fall asleep on your couch without taking your makeup off. You wake up in the morning with it half smeared on your precious couch and half of your face itching as the pores are clogged. This will definitely lead to acne.


Always remember to take your makeup off, no matter how tired you are. It won’t take much time. And if your makeup is an oil product, then you can simply use some makeup remover.