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Seven Common Skin Care Mistakes

By Robbie Andrews

There are many common errors that people make when it comes to skin care. You could be doing something that is actually causing more problems, rather than making your skin healthier and happier. This article will look at how that works.

Do you use hand soap to wash your face? This is one of the worst things you can do. Harsh soaps designed to clean grime off of hands should be avoided. The soap causes irritations and can dry out the skin, leaving it looking old and unhealthy. Skip this and opt for a soap that is specially tailored to your skin.

Going to the spa for a facial. Did you realize that facials usually are more damaging than good for you? There are studies that show up to eighty percent of people have a big outbreak of zits right after they’ve had their beauty treatment! The biggest reason for this is the use of essential oils, which irritate the skin.

Not using SPF products on cloudy days. It doesn’t matter that there’s no actual sun shining on your skin . . . The UV rays are still there and they can still damage your body. This is something that most people neglect, so make a point of putting on sunscreen every time you go out, whether or not it’s sunny out. You can find moisturizers that have SPF built in if you prefer not to add another product to the list. This also ensures that you won’t forget.

Many people have problems using too many products. These skin care companies make a lot of different products, but that doesn’t mean you need them all. In fact, less is more in this case. Stick to a cleanser and a moisturizing lotion. If you use much more, you’ll find that your skin suffers for it.

Don’t use oil-based cosmetics. These are very unpleasant, since they can cause outbreaks and all sorts of issues. For good reason, cosmetics that are based on minerals are very popular. These are a lot gentler on skin and will help nourish it instead of causing more problems. That makes it well worth the cost.

It’s very tempting to squeeze zits, but if you do so, make sure to wash the area before and after and don’t touch anything else. There are bacteria in every zit and this can be spread very easily, just through touch. That means instead of helping, you’re actually making the outbreak worse.

When you wash your face and then your hair in the shower, you leave the residue from the hair products on the skin. This tends to cause irritations and it can also result in outbreaks. Your skin will look and feel better if you wash it after you do the hair.

We often make skin care sound more complicated than it really has to be. Cleansing is necessary, but only the basics most of the time and you will be able to use soap that is designed for skin. Apart from that, moisturize and let your skin breathe lots.

Want to find out more about bath and body products, then visit Robbie Andrews’s site on how to choose the best moisturing body butter for your needs.

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Andrews, Robbie "Seven Common Skin Care Mistakes." Seven Common Skin Care Mistakes. 6 Jul. 2010. 13 Aug 2014 <>.

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