Here is our summary of a recent MSN beauty article by Kelly Mickle. As it turns out, there is no need to fuss, as long as you can adjust!
What if a few mistakes in your skincare routine are the only things keeping you from having a perfect complexion? Here is the cliff notes version of 8 common skin blunders and some easy ways to get back on track.
Mistake #1: “Over exfoliation. Scrubs and peels can cause dryness and more visible wrinkles.” ~
Derek Jones, MD (Los Angeles)
The Fix: Use gentler alternatives that contain hyaluronic acid to keep your skin hydrated.
Mistake #2: Skimping on sunscreen. Excessive sun damage leads to wrinkles, dark spots, and even
The Fix: Find a sunscreen that you can work into your daily regimen.
Mistake #3: Stripping your skin’s natural oils with an astringent body wash.
The Fix: Use a mild, sensitive skin, moisturizing body wash instead.
Mistake #4: Give harsh make-up removers the easy let down.
The Fix: Use a gentle make-up remover without any alcohol.
Mistake #5: It will behoove ya to ditch the loofah!
The Fix: Use a baby wash cloth instead. They are soft, but sturdy enough to keep your skin clean
Mistake #6: Brushes are for your hair, not your skin.
The Fix: “Deep clean your face with a konjac sponge. It is made from an Asian root vegetable, it’s
all natural and cleanses thoroughly without leaving your skin red and irritated.” ~ Jessica
Wu, MD (Los Angeles)
Mistake #7: Going to heavy on the primer.
The Fix: Use a new generation lightweight primer. They will smooth out pores without clogging
Mistake #8: Storing skincare products at room temperature.
The Fix: Keep ’em in the fridge. “Cold face creams and lotions will constrict blood vessels, quickly
perking up skin and making it look more even.” ~ Francesca Fusco, MD (New York)