It’s a known fact that most women today make mistakes when it comes to caring for their skin. They most likely think that they’re doing everything right but more often than not they just aren’t. So many people make mistakes when developing their skin care regimen.
In my very humble opinion, it’s absolutely crucial to keep your skincare routine “up to snuff” and proper. It’s very easy to develop a routine that works and keep your skin healthy looking, but you’ve got to avoid mistakes whenever you can.
So, what I’ve decided to do is share some of the most common mistakes that women make. What most people don’t know is that these mistakes can literally destroy your skin for years to come and even worse, many people think that what they’re doing is helping them improve their skin when in fact it’s making it much worse. Whether you’re a newbie when it comes to this stuff or one that’s pretty advanced, I suggest you find out what mistakes are worth avoiding at all costs.
Super Common Skin Care Mistakes We Make
Here are some more common skin care mistakes that many of the women out there are making today. Before you get defensive or confrontational, do yourself a favor and be open to receiving another opinion on the subject.
Exfoliating Too Much
Lots of people actually put forth too much effort when it comes to exfoliating. They get overly aggressive when it comes to treatments and they exfoliate too hard. Little do they know that they’re damaging their skin.
What happens when you exfoliate too hard, it disturbs the moisture barrier that your skin provides which commonly results in skin flaking off and becoming severely inflamed. It can even cause hyperpigmentation issues if overly aggravated, leading to serious injury.
The best advice that I can give you is that if you think you’re exfoliating too hard, then chances are you probably are. Cut back on the exfoliating, do it once a week and do it lightly.
Related article: Skin Exfoliation Without Scrubs
Not Wearing Sunscreen
Regardless of whether or not it’s sunny, cloudy, rainy, or whatever you should be wearing sunscreen. Most of the time, it’s the days that you don’t think the UV rays are strong when in fact they’re the strongest. Wearing an SPF product containing a minimum of SPF 30 is the way to go. Trust me, it makes a world of a difference.
See also: UVA Protections and SPF Ratings
Skipping The Nightly Wash
Some people go to bed and completely disrespect the night time face cleansing process. As a result, their sleeping with all that dirt and bacteria on their skin and it’s not doing any good at all. I don’t care if you’re so drunk that you cannot even think straight, you should do whatever you can to wash your face every night. Literally, just about nothing is worse than skipping your night time skin care routine.
Constant Switching Of Products
If you’re switching products up too frequently, then you’re not doing your skin any favors. For the most part, products typically take some time to work. Using a product for less than 6-8 weeks and discontinuing use is a horrible mistake. You’re not even giving enough time to see if it works. If you choose to introduce products into your system, then you’ll want to do so very slowly.
Not Treating Your Neck
Some people totally neglect their neck and doing so is a terrible thing to do! I’ll be the first one to tell you that a saggy neck definitely makes you look older. You should be using moisturizer on your neck, applying sunscreen in both the neck and decollete area and just taking overall care of the region as best as possible. Start by wearing a high-quality neck cream at a young age. You’ll be glad that you did!
Related: Best Neck Cream
Well, if you’re not making any of those mistakes, then good for you. Assuming that you are and you’re just lying to yourself, then my suggestion is to admit you’re in the wrong start making changes, today!