Our daily skincare routine always includes washing or cleansing the face. We do this to keep the pores in our face from clogging up. However, some people may still experience pimple or acne breakouts because of the way they are cleansing. There is more to facial cleansing than just using soap and water. With the wrong products, this can lead to the worsening of acne and the development of scars.
Scrubbing harshly and leaving the facial cleanser on the face for too long are just some of the mistakes people tend to do in their skincare routine. As much as you try to avoid these mistakes, acne scars are just too difficult to deal with. Seek advice from a professional to know which products are safe for your skin and ask about the facial scar removal treatments that can effectively work on any type of acne scars.
Some people may experience pimple or acne breakouts because of the way they are treating their skin. Here are common skincare mistakes to avoid.
In this article, you will learn about the common skincare mistakes that you might already be making:
1. Facial Cleansing is Not Done Properly
We’ve mentioned earlier that facial cleansing can be done in the wrong way. In fact, a wrong cleansing technique is one of the most common mistakes people do that causes their acne breakouts. There are three types of skin: Dry, Oily, and the combination of both.
People who have dry skin should avoid exfoliating too much as it can enhance the dryness and cause irritation in the skin. Go for facial cleansers with gentle moisturisers to help the skin stay hydrated. For oily skin, stick to light, water-based products to avoid encouraging the oil in your face from clogging the pores. Those who have a combination of dry and oily skin, go for organic or natural cleansers to keep your skin health balanced.
Some facial cleansers shouldn’t be left on the skin for too long, especially those products that can potentially dry and irritate the skin. As for acne facial cleansers, these are the types of products that SHOULD be left on the skin for a few minutes so the active ingredients can do its work. These cleansers contain salicylic acid which is responsible for treating acne. Make sure to rinse off the facial cleanser properly and to not leave any on the face as it can lead to excessive oil production
2. Squeezing Your Pimples and Acne
Squeezing and picking on a pimple can be oddly satisfying. Little do some know that doing so can worsen the pimple which leads to acne then the development of acne scars. This happens as the bacteria gets pushed further into the skin creating a bigger blemish. Also, people are fond of touching their face even with dirty hands and fingers, this just makes the pimple and acne worse. Squeezing any pimple, whitehead, and blackhead can potentially tear the top layer of the epidermis which results in an open wound. As this open wound heals, it leaves behind a scar.
3. Poor Application of Sunscreen
Sunscreen is by far the most effective skin care product you can use. It helps keep the skin protected from the harmful UV rays and promotes hydration. Also, the chances of skin cancer are very low. Too much sun exposure can worsen the appearance of acne scars. Without the proper application of sunscreen, acne scars and other skin pigmentation will be more visible. Also, sunburn, especially in the facial area, can trigger excess oil production. This can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
Keep in mind that heavy sunscreen application can also lead to clogged pores. The right way to use sunscreen is to apply enough amount on the skin and reapply after a few hours.
Exfoliating is best done once a week for those with sensitive skin to avoid drying and irritation of the skin.
4. Using Harsh Products on Sensitive Skin
People tend to mistakenly use exfoliating products on their acne-prone skin without them realising that these products worsen their acne. Exfoliating is best done once a week for those with sensitive skin to avoid drying and irritation of the skin. Go for organic exfoliating products and make sure to apply moisturiser after to keep the skin hydrated.
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