Top 3 Skincare Mistakes You Should Avoid: Tips from Dermatologists
Getting healthy, glowing skin is a dream for many, but the path to skincare success can be full of common traps. As a skincare company with many years of experience exploring the world of dermatology, we've seen countless people make these skincare mistakes, which slows them down from getting perfect skin. Today, we're here to show you the top three skincare mistakes you should avoid, with advice from Dr. Shivanigi Rana, a leading dermatologist.
1. Choosing Products Without Knowing Your Skin Type
Just like flowers need the right soil to grow, your skin needs products that are made for its own type. Whether you have oily, dry, combination, or sensitive skin, understanding its needs is the most important thing for skincare success. Many people without knowing choose products that don't work with their skin type, which can lead to dryness, breakouts, or irritation.
For example, people with oily skin often use harsh cleansers and astringents, which take away their skin's natural oils and make them produce more oil. On the other hand, people with dry skin may use products that are made for oily skin, which can make their skin's moisture barrier even weaker.
The key to unlocking skincare success is to figure out your skin type and choose products that are specially made for it. Talk to a dermatologist for expert advice and start a skincare journey that is made just for you.
2. Not Using Sunscreen: Your Skin's Best Friend
Sunscreen, the unsung hero of skincare, is often only used on days at the beach or when going outside. But dermatologists all agree that sunscreen is an everyday must-have, no matter the weather or what you're doing.
The sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays go deep into the skin, causing premature ageing, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. Many people make the mistake of using not enough sunscreen (SPF 30 or lower) or not using it at all on cloudy days.
The American Academy of Dermatology says to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, even on cloudy days. Put it on again every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating.
To protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, we recommend using our Multivitamin SPF 50 PA+++ Sunscreen Gel or Niacinamide 1% SPF 90+ tinted BB cream. Both products are broad-spectrum sunscreens that are made with ingredients that have been tested by dermatologists and proven in clinical trials to give long-lasting protection against UVA and UVB rays. The Niacinamide 1% SPF 90+ tinted BB cream also provides lightweight coverage and a natural-looking glow.
3. Not Sticking to Your Skincare Routine for Healthy Skin
A consistent skincare routine is a must-have for getting and keeping healthy skin. But many people fall into the trap of skipping steps or changing products too often, which makes it harder to get the results they want.
Just like a plant needs to be watered regularly, your skin needs to have a skincare routine that it can follow. Skipping steps, like cleansing or moisturizing, can throw off your skin's balance and lead to problems. Also, changing products all the time can keep your skin from getting used to any particular ingredient, which can make it harder to see results.
Dermatologists say to have a simple, consistent skincare routine that works for your skin type. For oily skin, a gentle cleanser, oil-free moisturizer, and sunscreen are essential. For dry skin, a hydrating cleanser, rich moisturizer, and sunscreen are important.
Start your journey to healthy, glowing skin by avoiding these common skincare mistakes:
- Figure out your skin type and choose products that are made for it.
- Use sunscreen every day, no matter the weather.
- Have a consistent skincare routine that works for your skin type.
Remember, talking to a dermatologist can give you personalised advice and help you reach your skincare goals. And don't forget to try our dermatologist-approved Skincare Products, which are specially made to nourish your skin to perfection.