Are You Guilty of These Skin Care No-Nos?

There are many mistakes that people often make when it comes to caring for their skin. However, the best thing to do when planning a skin care regimen is to keep it as simple as possible. Additionally, when you know about the most common mistakes that people make, you can avoid them when planning your own routine.

Using Soap for Facial Care

Perhaps the worst thing you can do to your face is to wash it with soap. This is because soap can dry your face out even when you rinse well. While soap is widely used among many people for their facial care, it is extremely alkaline and can strip your face of its natural oils.

Your skin needs these natural oils to help maintain moisture and protect it from such things as wrinkles, creases and dryness. Even soaps that claim to be made for sensitive skin can dry your face out. It is best to cleanse your face with a quality facial cleanser instead.

Using Products That Contain Harmful Chemicals

When choosing such things as skin cream, skin toner, wrinkle creams or cleansers, make sure that they are some of the best on the market. Do not make the mistake of choosing products that contain various perfumes and chemicals that can be harmful to your skin. Choose those products that contain all-natural ingredients such as aloe vera.

Not Cleansing Often Enough

Another common skin care mistake that you will want to avoid is only cleansing your face once a day. It is a good idea to cleanse your face once in the morning and once in the evening. If you only cleanse your face in the morning, the pores in your face can become clogged due to dirt, oil and/or makeup.

Not Protecting Your Skin From the Sun

Finally, never ignore sun protection if you are going to spend a lot of time outdoors. Excessive exposure to the sun can cause premature aging and even skin cancer. If you absolutely must spend time in the sun, make sure you wear a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15.

Proper skin care may seem quite confusing, especially with so many products available today. However, when you are aware of the common mistakes that people often make when caring for their skin, you can be sure to avoid them. Additionally, when choosing skin cream, wrinkle creams, skin toner and cleansers, make sure you choose those that contain natural ingredients.

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