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March 29, 2021 3 min read

Skincare may appear simple on the surface — wash your face, moisturise, and hydrate — these are seemingly simple, fool-proof steps, but are they enough?

Since every single person's body is different, that means that their skin type differs as well, and one skincare routine may not work for another. This is especially true for mothers and women who have recently experienced dramatic changes in their skin due to pregnancy. For this reason, there is a good chance that your "harmless" habits may be sabotaging and damaging your skin. 

This is why expecting and new mothers need to follow specific skincare routines that will help nourish their skin without compromising their health. 

If you feel like your skin is lacking some love and need some extra care, keep reading. Here are some things you should avoid to help bring back your skin's glow and radiant complexion. Let's take a look!

STOP Washing Your Face Too Much

Although cleansing is an integral part of any skincare routine, many make the mistake of overdoing this step. When you go overboard with cleansing, you're actually doing more harm to your skin. 

You eliminate your skin's natural oils when you wash your face more than twice a day, making it much more vulnerable to aggressors and pollutants. 

STOP Skipping Sunblock

Many people underestimate the damaging effects of sunlight, and because of that, skipping sunblock is something they normally do. Without UV protection, your skin can suffer from premature skin ageing, and you also have higher chances of getting skin cancer, so why should you take the risk?

STOP Neglecting Your Neck and Chest

Many people think that a skincare routine is strictly for the face, but another important part of your body that is prone to skin ageing and damage is your chest and neck. 

Your chest and neck are the first areas in the body that show signs of ageing. And for this reason, it's best to cleanse and moisturise these areas religiously and apply SPF for that much-needed protection.

STOP Cutting Back on Rest

Getting enough rest can be difficult, especially for expecting moms or those who just had their babies. Either way, it's important to get enough rest, not only to recharge but to also stop your skin from looking dull and tired. 

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STOP Going Back and Forth Between Products

Sure, sticking to a single routine can be boring, but the damage you sustain from jumping back and forth from using different products can greatly harm your skin. Changing products too often can upset and irritate your skin; that's why it's best to have a solid skincare routine with products that work for you. 

Final Thought: Stop These Skin Habits to Bring Back Your Skin's Natural Glow

Although skin care can be simple on the surface, there may be some things that you may be doing that could potentially harm your skin and damage it in the long run. So remember this list, fine-tune your routine, use natural skin care products, and be strict about your skincare!

How Can Harlan Skin Help You?

If you're looking fornatural skincare products in Australia that's safe for expecting moms and postpartum skin, Harlan Skin is perfect for you. 

Our simple skincare line made from Aussie-sourced products for mothers, offer natural solutions for sensitive skin. Bring back your skin glow today!