Nov 23, 2015

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3 Common Mistakes That Ruin Your Skin

Like many women, you may be fairly confident that you’re doing everything to keep your skin healthy. After all, you wash your face twice a day and use the most expensive products you can afford. These should be enough, right?

Well, not really. No matter how often you wash or bathe and how costly your beauty products are, your skin will still suffer if you make mistakes that pave the way to acne, wrinkles, sunburn, and other problems. These blunders include:

Not wearing sunblock every day

It can be tempting to skip the SPF when the weather is cool or when you spend most of your time indoors. But don’t give in to the temptation; remember that there’s no escape from UVA rays since you’re exposed to them every single day (yes, even when it’s not summer). These rays also go through glass, so they can reach you even when you’re in the office from sunup to sundown.

The best solution is to put on broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunblock every day. One ounce (equivalent to one shotglass) of sunblock is enough for your entire body.

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Using the wrong products

Every person has a specific skin type which, in turn, has different needs. So, to ensure that you’ll avoid acne and other blemishes, you have to know what your skin type is and use creams, lotions, and gels that are appropriate for it. If you have dry skin, for instance, you can use products that have hyaluronic acid, which attracts water and helps your skin stay hydrated. If you have oily skin, look for products that have retinol and salicylic acid to reduce oil production.

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Exfoliating too much or not at all

Exfoliating is important in removing dead skin cells and giving your skin a rosy glow so, if you’re not doing it yet, you can include it in your skincare routine. But it shouldn’t be done too often; exfoliating once a week is good enough for most people.

Stay away from these mistakes and be closer to having clear, radiant skin!

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