When it comes to skin care, there are countless products and methods to choose from. Though patients who invest their time in researching the best skin care techniques or buying the latest products mean well, they might not realize that some of their daily rituals are doing more harm than good. The following are some of the most common everyday skin care errors.
- Not applying enough sunscreen. Ignoring proper sun safety is one of the fastest and easiest ways to age skin, not to mention greatly increase your risk of skin cancer. Even those who do apply sunscreen religiously tend to not apply enough for optimal protection. At minimum, apply a generous amount of sunscreen to the face, neck and hands daily–and all over the body if you’re outside during peak sun hours.
- Using the wrong products. With so many complicated formulations on the market, it can be difficult to choose the right products for your unique skin type. Unfortunately, using the wrong product can wreak havoc on your skin, making existing problems worse or causing new problems to crop up, such as dryness or irritation. Be sure to consult with a dermatologist before starting a new product, and don’t be afraid to ask for suggestions.
- Eating or drinking the wrong foods. Believe it or not, what you put into your body can have just as much of an effect on your skin as what you put on it. Certain foods such as dairy, alcohol, spicy foods and caffeine can trigger many skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema and acne.
- Washing too often. It might sound backwards, but many patients tend to over cleanse (or over exfoliate) to try to clear up skin. This can lead to a number of problems, including excessive dryness, peeling and irritation. Every patient’s skin is different, so it is important to pay close attention to how skin is responding to daily cleansing habits.
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