Even if you have your skin- and hair-care routine on lock, it always helps to get further insight on best practices from the experts — and, more often than not, what they’ll say will surprise you. That’s why we tapped some of the best dermatologists, estheticians, makeup artists, hair stylists, colorists, trichologists, and other pros from around the world to share their insider knowledge. According to our experts, you’re damaging your skin and hair if you make any of these unexpected mistakes — but they’re here to provide you with some easy fixes.
From going ham on the exfoliants to using the wrong brush for your hair, the beauty mistakes our pros outlined below are actually super-common, so don’t feel bad if you find yourself making them. Instead, simply heed the experts’ advice and make some subtle changes in your routine, whether that’s adopting a safer method (like detangling knots from the ends up, not from the roots down), or picking up a product that better suits your skin and hair concerns.
Ready to create a pro-caliber beauty routine? Read on to discover some of the unexpected hair and skin mistakes that experts see constantly, and how to fix them ASAP.
7. Skipping The Moisturizer After Exfoliating Your Skin
“What a lot of people neglect to do is restore the skin's moisture levels by applying a moisturizer after exfoliating,” Koro says. “This will help to prevent any irritation, dryness, or sensitivity and give you glowing, hydrated skin.” Koro’s preferred moisturizer contains natural moisturizing factors (NMF), which are compounds that naturally occur in the skin that work to maintain proper hydration levels. This N.M.F Intensive Hydrating Cream is packed with a number of NMFs to replenish dry skin — including hyaluronic acid, minerals, and fatty acids — along with hydrolyzed collagen and vitamin E. Layer on this soothing and healing elixir after you exfoliate at night.