We all would like to do the best things possible when it comes to hair, face and beauty treatments for our skin, but the sad fact remains that sometimes the wrong or misleading information can cause us to choose treatments that do us more harm than good in the long run. Whether or not this is an inadvertent mistake on our part, it is always best to check up with knowledgeable experts like skin and beauty specialists to get their opinion on whether a particular treatment will suit our skin type.
1) Using Tanning Beds
In the absence of daily sunlight, tanning beds used to be a craze in the past. Not any more, especially as the US Health Department has categorized it as a cancer causing agent. It is also responsible for a browning effect on the skin and can cause skin cancer and form wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
2) Not using Daily Sun block
Cleansing, moisturizing and using sun block should be part of our daily skincare routine at least for the summer. In the case where you are using a sunscreen with a lower SPF than required, you will at least get some degree of protection than none at all. Dry skin may need more moisturizing in the summer.
3) Excessive Sunlight
Too much exposure to the sun can tell on our skin as we grow older. It is best to limit exposure to not more than 15 minutes a day to replenish depleted Vitamin D levels.
4) Using the Wrong Cleanser
Choosing a suitable cleanser is all about knowing your skin type and trying it on your skin prior to regular use. Judge the effectiveness of the beauty treatment based on the effect that it keeps your skin moist, hydrated, soft and glowing.
5) Not Using a Retinoid
Retinoids are chemicals linked to Vitamin A supplements for the skin. They are usually found in cream form and are applied to the skin at night. They not only prevent aging but also smooth wrinkles, prevent fine lines and act as an exfoliating agent for the skin.
6) Using Moisturizers for Oily Skin
It is a mistake to use moisturizer if your skin is oily because it will make your sebaceous glands work overtime. It is best to use an exfoliating agent first and moisturize the skin later, only if absolutely necessary.
7) Paying too much for Skincare Treatments
There are home made treatments, cheap natural remedies, and low and high end medical treatments for the skin. Don’t always assume that if a treatment is expensive, it has the best effect on the skin. Better still, choose a treatment that suits your pocket and skin type.
8) Not Knowing your Skin Type
This is the first and cardinal sin of them all. If you don’t have a proper skin specialist examine and test your skin to determine its correct type, you will always be confused as to the correct treatment needed for it.
9) Dangers of Over Exfoliating
This can affect the overall health and wellness of your skin. Skin that is too dry is as bad as skin that is too oily.
10) Not Getting a Yearly Skin Examination
A good dermatologist can tell you a lot a about skin care and health by prescribing the right treatment for your skin. A yearly skin examination can accentuate good and glowing skin and prevent bad habits.