5 Skin Care Mistakes You Should Avoid

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Skin care is a priority in a woman's daily ritual. However, many of us still continue to commit mistakes. No wonder then that in spite of regular and persistent skin care, the skin refuses to heal.

Here are 5 very common skin care mistakes women make while using skin care products.

Cleansing the Skin with Harsh Detergents
Most people see the suds of their foaming cleanser as an assurance that the cleanser is doing a good job.. However, that is not the case. While your skin does become extra clean, the natural moisture of the skin is also ripped off.

Copious suds are a sign of harsh detergents like lauryl sulfate being present in the cleanser. Acids like these strip off the essential lipids from the skin and leave it dry and stretched.

Look for mild cleansers that contain fatty acids and are gentle on the skin. They do not strip the natural moisture cells and work to fortify the skin. People with extremely dry skin should use cleansing oils that effectively remove dirt and debris particles without disrupting the natural barrier.

Washing Your Face Too Often
While washing your face is essential to maintain cleanliness and hygiene, over-washing your face has adverse effects on the skin. Ideally, wash your face two times a day- once in the morning and once at night. People with extremely oily skin can wash their faces once in the afternoon as well.

Use a mild cleanser that doesn't leave your skin extremely dry but also cleans up all the dirt and excessive oil residues.

Another important consideration is washing your face at the right time. Always make it a point to wash your face after you have rinsed the shampoos and conditioners off in the shower. This is because hair products generally contain compounds like isopropyl myristate, coconut oil etc. that clog the skin pores. This leads to acne inflammations and breakouts.

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex is a mild cleanser that gently cleans the skin without making it dry and itchy.

Failing to Use Retinoids
Retinoid is an form of Vitamin A that effectively reduces wrinkles and fine lines on the face. With regular use it also prevents the skin from aging and delays the appearance of aging signs. However, most women don't realize this and do not start using retinoids soon enough.

There are several over-the-counter anti-aging skin care products available that have lower concentrations of retinol and do not require a prescription.

iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum is an amazing anti-aging formula that contains 15% Vitamin C, 1% Vitamin E and 1% retinol combined with powerful antioxidants and olive leaf extracts.

Making Skin Care an Expensive Business
Have you ever wondered why some skin care products are more expensive than others that have similar ingredients?

There may be two sides to the story. Either the expensive skin care products have higher concentrations of the active ingredients in them or the price is really needed to justify the huge marketing and advertising costs of the brand. It is up to you to make the best choice for yourself.

Instead of the price tag, go through the ingredients list of the skin care products. The first couple of ingredients will have the highest concentration. Look for ingredients that will really help your skin condition and suit your particular skin type.

Not Using Sunscreen Daily
Sunscreens are not just to be used in the summer. Your skin is as susceptible to the same sun damage in winter. Even on cloudy days, the suns continues to damage the skin. Therefore make sure to apply sunscreen every day all year long. It's a good habit anyways.

Ideally, apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before you venture out in the sun and reapply after every 2-4 hours. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that guarantees protection against UVA as well as UVB rays of the sun. iS Clinical SPF 25 Treatment Sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and repairs sun damage. It also reduces skin redness and painful inflammation on the skin due to sunburn.

Dr. Marilynn Syrett is a graduate from Western University of Health Sciences. She has authored several articles about antiaging skin care products including many from Obagi and iS Clinical range of skin care products.

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