Skin care is a very important part of our beauty routine, and regardless of your skin type, they are some common mistakes we make, which can also be detrimental to the health of their skin.
Common Skin Care Mistakes And Corrections
Not exfoliating regularly with the right type of exfoliant.
Most persons own a facial scrub in his or her bathroom, but they only use it whenever they remember.
Exfoliation is one of the best skin care practices. And it is one of the best things you can do for your skin. So you’ll be missing out on some major skin improvement if you only use it once in a while.
Not wearing foundation makeup daily.
Some person’s hide some skin problems like acne, blemishes, under makeup. While some other persons might not have much they want to cover up. And so they think that wearing foundation makeup is not needed and that not wearing it is will help their skin by letting it “breathe.”
Your skin doesn’t have any respiratory system. So the thinking that the skin breathes is a myth about skin care. Makeup can also act as protection for our skin during daylight hours as it protects the skin from UV light and some environmental damage.
Most forms of powder or liquid foundations contain ingredients such as titanium dioxide. Which act as a natural sun protectant. Even if your makeup does not indicate that it has SPF, it is still guarding your skin against the rays of the sun.
Note that the number one cause of premature wrinkles is not from age, smoking or genetics. But from incidental UV exposure you get at home, work or riding in the car.
When you do not wear enough sunscreen on your neck.
When it comes to putting sunscreen on our neck, most people often follow a similar routine. You apply a moisturizer with SPF on your face, and whatever is left over on the tips of your finger will be carried down on to your neck.
Your neck is an extension of your face. So it’s important you treat it with as much respect as your face. The protection gotten from sunscreens are less about the SPF number and more about how generous you apply it. You should apply a generous coat of sunscreen to the front and sides of your neck, including your chest area if you’re wearing a shirt or dress that exposes the area.
Treating blemishes the wrong way.
This is one of the most common mistakes that literally everyone makes. When a blemish appears on your body, your body has an incredible repair responses (unless you suffer from an immune deficiency disorder). This knows immediately when an infection is present and then kick in to heal it. The problem happens when you, thinking of helping, interfere with these natural skin care processes. Thereby making it worse.
When you develop a red and painful blemish, the infection inside the blemish works its way up to the surface of your skin resulting in a whitehead. Or the infection stays deep within the skin until the body eventually reabsorbs it.
It’s important not to act the minute you feel it coming on. Instead, wait for a day or two for the infection to appear on the surface. This will allow you to effectively control the blemish without damaging your skin. When the whitehead is truly visible, you can also gently squeeze the infection out with your fingers wrapped in tissue. And apply a spot-drying treatment which also works its way into the skin and eradicate any lingering infection, while also preventing future cysts.
Not using the right skin care routine for both wrinkles and breakouts.
This mistake is common at the ages of 25-35. This group of people still get clogged pores and breakouts and are also noticing fine lines and wrinkles. Their home routine usually addresses the breakouts with some drying acne products.
Any acne product which leaves your skin feeling tight, dry and irritated should not be used. As the dry skin creates cell buildup on the surface which traps oil and bacteria within the pores leading to more breakouts.
One of the best strategies for managing all your skin’s needs is to use an exfoliant with gentle salicylic acid.
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxyl acid that is effective in penetrating the lining of your pore to clear out bacteria. And also prevent the formation of blemishes. It is also good for smoothing the skin and encouraging cell turnover required to keep your skin looking and acting young.