As we age, our skin changes. Unfortunately, many women continue the same skin care routine they had in their 20s into their 30s and beyond. It’s important to adjust your skin care routine not only for your age, but also for specific skin issues you may have, such as acne, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation.
If you’re not considering all of these factors when following a skin care regimen, you may be sabotaging your skin without knowing it.
The good news is it’s never too late to adjust your skin care routine. Here are some of the most common mistakes ladies make with their skin care routine and how to avoid them.
- Following Beauty Trends
Many women make the mistake of buying a skin care product because they see it on TV, in a magazine, or endorsed by a celebrity. While there’s no harm in trying a “trendy” product, it’s important to determine its value for your skin type before spending your money on it.
Before buying a skin care product, search for an ‘honest’ review online from people who really used it. If possible, ask the shop for a sample and check how your skin will react before committing yourself in buying the full size product.
- Relying on Makeup for SPF Protection
Today, you can find a variety of makeup products like moisturizers, primers, and foundations that contain SPF. Unfortunately, most of these products do not provide adequate SPF protection which leaves your skin vulnerable to sun damage.
A good sunscreen provides an effective layer of protection from the harmful UV rays. For optimal protection, use a separate sunscreen for face and body. The best sunscreen for sensitive skin and other skin types is one that doesn’t block pores and can be worn discreetly under makeup.
We recommend Oil-Free Sun Protection SPF 30 with broad spectrum that shields your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
- Not Using an Eye Cream When You’re Young
Using an eye cream is often associated with aging skin. This is why many women wait until their 40s or 50s before they add them to their skin care routine.
While it’s true that you might not have eye wrinkles in your 20s, it’s never too early to start using an anti-wrinkle cream. Anti-wrinkle eye creams contain specialized ingredients designed to keep the eye area smooth and nourished, which is important at any age.
By introducing a product like Elastifirm Eye Cream early on, you can help slow down aging around your eyes.
- Going to Bed Without Washing Your Face
It has happened to the best of us. After a long day of work, we go home, eat dinner, and slip into bed. Soon enough, we’re fast asleep without ever having the chance to wash away the sweat, oil, and makeup from that day.
When you don’t remove your makeup before bed, grime builds up on your pores. Not only that, but also your pillow covers are filled with makeup stains and sweat from not showering or washing your face.
This will definitely increase your risk of having acne breakouts. If you make it a habit, you will find that your skin is rough, patchy, and maybe even inflamed. Make it a habit to always wash your face before going to bed – your skin will thank you for it.
- Not Using Vitamin C
If you’re not yet using Vitamin C in your skincare routine, you’re missing out. Vitamin C for skin offers a variety of benefits including firmer, smoother, and brighter skin. Vitamin C acts as a potent antioxidant which can help brighten the skin and help with overall skin texture and tone.
To take advantage of these benefits, add a vitamin C serum to your skin care regimen, like Vitamin C 20% with Ferulic Acid. Not only does Ferulic Acid stabilizes Vitamin C against oxidation but also it increases the ability of Vitamin C to protect and nourish the skin.
In conclusion, everyone makes mistakes. However, skin care mistakes could leave your skin looking less than its best. This is it’s very important that we learn from mistakes and improve the way we take care of our skin.
To learn more about the products mentioned or to determine which mistakes you may be making in your skin care routine, contact our aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, today.