Ever wonder what you might be doing wrong when it comes to taking care of your skin? Here are 6 common skincare mistakes you can start correcting today! 1. Over Exfoliation Exfoliating your skin can become quite addicting. It’s refreshing, rejuvenating, and invigorating. However, over exfoliating can cause tiny tears in the skin and can damage the skin’s normal barrier. It also strips the skin of its natural oils and can cause breakouts. For the best exfoliation results, choose a less harsh exfoliator, such as the Exfoliating Polish from Seratopical and stick with exfoliating 1-3 times per week. 2. Picking your skin and touching your face You may not even realize you’re doing it. Picking and popping the skin can cause irritation and inflammation. It can also spread bacteria. Whether it’s a nervous habit or you’re still under the impression that popping zits is a good idea, it’s time to sit on your hands and and stop touching your face (unless you’re applying your Seratopical products)!!
3. Tanning Beds We all want that golden glow but when the cost is increased melanoma risk and prematurely aged skin, we have to think again before hopping in a tanning bed. Try a spray tan or even a gradual tan lotion that you can apply at night or in the shower. 4. Using the wrong water temperature Hot water can cause irritation, dry skin, and blood vessel to rupture. Ice cold water can be just as bad. Always opt for lukewarm water to wash your face and you’ll start seeing a difference. 5. Forgetting to Remove Your Makeup Before The Gym It’s understood that we must remove our makeup before our heads hit the pillow. However, one common mistake is forgetting to remove your makeup before going to the gym! We all want to look our best when we show up to pilates but makeup and sweat gets trapped in your pores, which creates serious breakouts. Take a couple of minutes to wash your face and do a thorough clean when you get home. It is so worth it! 6. You’re not checking the ingredients Deciphering which ingredients to avoid can be tough, especially when you can hardly pronounce them. How do you remember which ones to avoid? One of the most common ingredients to avoid is parabens. Parabens are chemicals (methylparabens, propylparabens, butylparabens, and ethylparabens). They’re used as preservatives in many skincare products: shampoo, makeup, cleansers, lotions, etc… They’ve been linked to breast cancer, and they also act as a hormone disruptor.