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10 skincare mistakes that lead to aging: get rid of them now

Alina MilsentLady
How to take care of your skin. Source: Created with the help of AI

Mistakes in skin care can have unpleasant consequences. For example, if you use products that are not suitable for your skin type, you may experience irritation. But if you stop using these products and start taking more care with your skincare routine, the skin barrier will quickly recover.

However, if you make mistakes on a regular basis, the damage can build up - and some of them will have irreversible consequences. Experts told us what mistakes in skin care should be avoided.

Sunscreen

If you constantly forget to wear sunscreen and expose your skin to UV rays, you can cause serious damage to your health. This includes a higher risk of developing skin cancer, as well as aesthetic changes such as hyperpigmentation and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Wearing SPF 30 or higher daily is the best way to avoid the harmful effects of sun exposure.

Reapplication

Remember to reapply sunscreen. This product should be renewed every two hours. Instead of applying a liquid cream that can ruin your makeup, a powder version will create the necessary sun protection without compromising your overall look.

Excessive or insufficient exfoliation

Peeling is not an easy procedure. Insufficient exfoliation will leave dead skin cells that will make your face look dull. And excessive exfoliation will erase the protective layer, which will lead to redness and irritation. Dermatologists advise exfoliating with a mild chemical exfoliant (glycolic acid is a good example) no more than three times a week.

Sleeping position

A pillow actually leads to the appearance of wrinkles on the skin. In addition, the pillow may contain germs, bacteria, sebum, and dust mites. If your face comes into contact with a pillowcase that hasn't been washed for several days, your skin can also become more susceptible to breakouts. Sleeping on your back will keep your skin young, experts say. It is also worth buying a satin or silk pillowcase.

Improper application of products

Read the instructions carefully before applying products to your skin. If used improperly, even expensive high-quality serums will not be able to properly nourish and cleanse the face.

Choosing a cleanser

Just because a cleanser contains harsher ingredients doesn't mean it will cleanse your skin better than a milder formula. To rid your skin of excess sebum and bacteria, you don't need to choose abrasive harsh peels. This will have the opposite effect, stripping the skin of essential oil and disrupting the oil balance.

Use of retinol

Retinol is one of the best ingredients for skin care, which has been confirmed by numerous studies. Dermatologists say that retinol can boost collagen production and help reverse the signs of aging.

Changing products too often

You need to use the product for several months to get the effect. Slowly introduce new products into your daily routine and try not to use too many products at once. Of course, if the cosmetics cause itching or irritation, you should give it up.

Use of skin care products with fragrances

All those flavors that are hidden in moisturizers and serums are usually useless. They can even cause rashes, irritation, and exacerbate diseases such as rosacea. It's best to choose products that are as natural and fragrance-free as possible.

Germs from your cell phone

Think about all the surfaces your phone touches during the day. Now think about how often your phone is on your skin when you make a call. If you don't want dirt to get on your skin, wipe and disinfect your phone more often.

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