Do you skip sunscreen on cloudy days? Hop into bed at night without washing off your makeup? These and other common bad beauty habits can take a toll on your skin. Over time, you may notice more acne breakouts, inflammation, and premature aging. You may also develop dry or oily skin. While you can’t go back in time, you can avoid these skincare mistakes in the future.
1. Choosing the Wrong Products for Your Skin
Using the wrong skincare products could be disguising your real skin type. This can cause bad acne breakouts especially if you have oily skin and you used thick, rich moisturizers that can clog your pores. Otherwise, if you have sensitive skin that negatively reacts to certain colors, fragrances, or parabens, you want a sensitive skincare product like the Gentle Foaming Wash or Ultra Sensitive Cleansing Milk by Dr. Sylvia Skincare. In addition to choosing the right products based on your skin type, you should also take your age into consideration as mature skin often needs advanced nourishing skin care products.
2. Ignoring the Delicate Skin Around the Eyes
The skin around the eyes tends to be dryer and thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. To keep it hydrated and well-nourished, it’s necessary to use a gentle cream to help ward off eye wrinkles, creases, and sagging skin. Targeted eye products like the Elastifirm Eye Serum by Dr. Sylvia Skincare helps firm skin in as little as eight weeks. This anti-wrinkle eye cream is also formulated to help strengthen capillaries, reduce puffy eye bags, and reactivate microcirculation.
3. Neglecting to Use a Toner
Toner is the next essential step after washing your face and before using a moisturizer. Skin toner performs several key functions, such as removing excess oils, minimizing pore size, and penetrating deep into the skin to remove traces of dirt and grime. When choosing a toner, be sure to find a formula designed for your skin type. For example, if you have sensitive, mature, or normal skin, opt for a non-irritating toner for sensitive skin like the Gentle Soothing Toner by Dr. Sylvia Skincare.
4. Failing to Wear Sunscreen Year-Round
Many people have the misconception that sunscreen is only needed when it’s sunny out. The truth is that you should wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine. This is especially true even for those with oily or sensitive skin. Opt for an oil-free, UV-defense product that will protect against premature aging, such as the Oil-Free Sun Protection SPF 30 by Dr. Sylvia Skincare. What makes this the best face sunscreen is its formula containing powerful antioxidants and rich emollients for healthy, protected skin.
5. Forgetting to Remove Makeup Before Bed
If you want your skin to look healthier and more vibrant, don’t sleep in your makeup. Leaving cosmetics on your face overnight can result in acne, as well as overall dull and oily-looking skin. If you make it a habit, you’re also putting yourself at risk for rashes and possible infections. Help your skin to look its best by using a gentle make-up remover product each night before bed like the Ultra Gentle Make Up Remover. This lightweight formula is oil and alcohol free and works quickly to remove skin impurities. When it comes to your skin, it’s important to avoid mistakes that could lead to breakouts, redness, inflammation, and other skin issues. To find out more, consult with our US Board Certified and Harvard-trained doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez of Cutis Laser Aesthetic Clinic.