Beautiful skin doesn’t happen overnight. Sure, it sounds nice. But the reality is that it takes good skin care practices to maintain that gorgeous complexion. Many of our daily behaviors that we don’t think twice about can have negative effects on the appearance of our skin. Check out the four biggest skincare mistakes that you could be making.
- You take the more is better approach.
We know that there are many great products out there – we have a lot of them in our office and love each and every one. However, the truth is that when it comes to beauty products, less is more. Applying too many products is time-consuming and excessive, and you run the risk of irritating your skin.
Your skincare routine should be limited to three or four products: a cleanser, daily sunscreen, and one or two treatment-oriented products like an anti-aging cream and/or moisturizer.
- You don’t get enough sleep and water.
Dehydration and exhaustion can have a massive effect on how healthy your skin appears. Sleep, in particular, is important for skin turnover and for blood volume going to the skin. It will also have a major effect on your state of mind, which affects your overall health and appearance.
- You leave your makeup on at the gym.
Yikes. Are you guilty of this one? Many of us are, unfortunately! The idea of going bare-faced to the gym may sound less than appealing, but trust us, your skin will be better for it. Even the sheer mineral makeup can clog pores and cause breakouts after a sweaty session at the gym. Keep some makeup removal wipes in your gym bag so you have no excuses.
- Skipping sunscreen.
We saved the most important step for last: the sunscreen. For daily wear, it’s completely fine to use a moisturizer that doubles as a sunscreen. For longer days spent in the sun you’ll definitely want to apply a sunscreen that’s a little stronger.
As we get into beach season in Tampa, wearing sunscreen to protect yourself against the strong sun rays is more important than ever. We have a wide selection of sunscreens, including tinted and sheer to provide you with as many options as possible. One of our favorites is the Obagi SPF 50 Sunshield Matte. It’s non-greasy, PABA-free, fragrance-free, and applies completely sheer for a matte finish. Contact us today to learn more about our selection.
Are you diligent about wearing sunscreen? Do you use a regular sunscreen or moisturizer with sunscreen for everyday use?