1) Forgetting to apply sunscreen.
Neglecting to apply a production offering broad spectrum protection
from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays could have serious
repercussions. Melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, is
more prevalent than you think. Applying a sunscreen with a minimum sun
protection factor (SPF) of 15 significantly reduces your chance of
getting skin cancer. And if that doesn’t scare you, maybe the prospect
of your skin aging prematurely due to unprotected sun exposure will.
2) Thinking the more product you use, the better.
Sure, everyone wants their acne to clear up quickly or their fine
lines to disappear overnight but applying more than the recommended
amount of a product will likely do your skin more harm than good. It
won’t speed up the process and side effects may occur. For instance,
with products containing active ingredients like retinol, an abnormal
amount of redness and flaking could occur.
3) Washing your face too much.
Washing twice a day (morning and night) can cause dryness especially
as individuals age. One nightly cleanse may be all you need unless you
have a skin condition like acne.
4) Piling on too many products at once.
Curb your enthusiasm at the makeup counter or drugstore aisle. While
it’s tempting to load up on lotions and potions making all kinds of
promises, all you really need is a good cleanser, a sunscreen and a
treatment-oriented product like a moisturizer, acne treatment or anti-
aging compound. Apply any more or too many varieties together and you
run the risk of irritating your skin or even canceling the effects of
some ingredients out.
5) Not moisturizing oily skin.
Your skin is already oily so applying a moisturizer will only make
matters worse, right? Wrong! It’s a common misconception that people
with oily skin should avoid moisturizers. In fact, skipping a
moisturizer can actually cause your sebaceous glands to produce even
more oil to compensate which can lead to even more breakouts! Here at
SBC we recommend using the Piel MD Oil-Free Moisturizer. Part of the
Piel MD® Treatment System, this oil-free moisturizer is designed to
keep skin hydrated and prevent what is known as “rebound” acne.