Taking care of your skin might not sound like a big deal, but it’s super important. Whether it’s battling the blazing sun or fending off pollution, your skin goes through a lot. To keep it in top-notch shape, it’s all about keeping it hydrated. Yep, just like how you chug water to stay fresh and energized, your skin needs hydration too.

But there are a few mistakes you might be making in your skincare routine that are delaying the results. Let’s break it down and fix those slip-ups.

Mistake 1: Over-cleansing

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You want to keep your face squeaky clean, but overdoing it can backfire. Washing your face two times a day is ideal. Use a gentle cleanser with ingredients like glycerin and ceramides to keep your skin clean and hydrated.

Mistake 2: Letting the skin air-dry

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Your skin needs some TLC right after cleansing. Instead of rubbing it with a towel (ouch!), gently pat it dry with a soft cloth. Or try the K-beauty trick: spritz some hydrating toner on your face within a minute of cleansing.

Mistake 3: Using hyaluronic acid on dry skin

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Hyaluronic acid is the best for hydration. But it needs a little moisture to work its magic. If you apply it to dry skin, it can suck out water from the deeper layers, making things worse. So, spritz some rose water or a hydrating toner before using HA for that dewy glow.

Mistake 4: Skipping moisturiser for oily skin


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Don’t think you can ditch the moisturiser just because your skin is oily. Nope, that’s a myth. Oily skin needs hydration too! If you skip moisturiser, your skin might go into overdrive and produce more oil. Go for a gel or water-based, oil-free moisturiser to keep things balanced.

Mistake 5: Using the wrong product


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The product you pick should match your skin type. Dry skin loves ingredients like cocoa butter and shea butter. If you need something soothing look for squalene, and aloe vera-infused products.

Keep these hydration hacks in your skincare arsenal, and your skin will be glowing in no time.