August 20, 2021 by Ana
Having healthy-looking skin is our main concern here at Bloombody, and this is the reason why we keep sharing our knowledge on how to care for your complexion.
But, while we promote regular skincare and all the steps you need to take to keep your beautiful face looking healthy at all times, we think it’s time to also talk about what not to do. The wrong care can lead to many skin problems, and often they are irreversible. We don’t want that to happen to you, so continue reading and find out all about some of the most common skincare mistakes you must avoid.
Using the Wrong Skincare Products
With so many products out there, choosing the right ones is difficult. We know how overwhelming looking for the best cream or serum can be, but there are a few things you should keep in mind before you place an order. And one of the most common skincare mistakes people make is using products with harmful chemicals or toxins. Ingredients like parabens, mineral oil, silicones, sulfates, phenoxyethanol, and more can get absorbed through the skin, irritate, clog pores, and more! This is why we always recommend looking for dermatologically tested and certified toxin-free skincare products that use natural ingredients.
Also, many women don’t use the right products for their age or skin type. If, for instance, you are fighting issues like dark spots and hyperpigmentation, using a Vitamin C serum is your best option. The product will hydrate your skin deeply, replenishing and repairing it from within while reducing the appearance of pigmentation and improving uneven skin tone.
Not Exfoliating Enough
We love exfoliation and always advise women not to skip this beauty care step. Exfoliating removes excess sebum, gets rid of dead skin cells, and opens clogged pores, helping reduce blackheads and acne. Not to mention exfoliating is a great way to help your skin better absorb skincare products!
According to experts’ advice, you should exfoliate 2-3 times a week, as long as your skin can handle it, of course. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you don’t over-exfoliate, as this can be very damaging to its natural moisture barrier.
Neglecting the Chest and Neck
So many women care for their faces properly but stop at the jawline. The issue here is they forget about the neck and chest, and sometimes these areas end up saggy, wrinkled, and dry. And who wants a “turkey neck”? Not us, for sure. So, to avoid that, apply your beauty products to the neck and décolletage, not only your face.
We bet some of you didn’t know that the neck and chest are one of the first areas where signs of aging appear. The reason behind this is the high sensitivity of the skin and the fewer oil glands, allowing the skin to get dryer and age more quickly.
If you’ve been neglecting these areas, we recommend you start taking good care of them today! And, in case you already have a few annoying wrinkles, add using neck and chest smoothing pads to your routine. They work miracles with preventing and eliminating wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, sleeping on your side, or phone scrolling!
Whenever we talk about a skincare routine, we must mention using sunscreen because it’s such an important habit. While sometimes it feels nice to have sun caressing your skin, exposure to the sun rays can lead to early signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. To avoid these, use a mineral-based sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection and is SPF 30 or above.
Whether rainy, cloudy, or sunny, your skin needs SPF protection. Also, applying it in the morning is fantastic ( Good for you!), but remember that SPF only lasts for a few hours. So it requires more applications throughout the day, especially during summer, when sun exposure is really dangerous. Believe us, there is no better anti-aging topical prevention out there than sunscreen, and that is why we have a whole article about it!
Everything in Moderation
There’s an old proverb saying: Everything in moderation, including moderation, and we love it, especially when it comes to skin resurfacing treatments for a quick pick-me-up.
Many women love them, and we do too, as long as they are noninvasive. But some of them are more harmful than helpful, though, at first glance, they make your skin look fantastic. If you exaggerate or choose the wrong, invasive practices, they can cause inflammation, and this is proven to be aging for your skin in the long term.
In addition to regular skincare, we strongly recommend wearing Blumbody smoothing pads and patches. They are safe, noninvasive, act fast, and improve irregular collagen structure, increasing blood flow, repairing and rejuvenating your skin, all while you do your daily activities, chores, or even sleep. When you apply them, it’s your choice. But we can promise you they are very comfy, easy to keep on your skin, and they eliminate compression wrinkles and those caused by facial expressions, sun damage, or aging. All you have to do is wear them while being your fabulous self or enjoying your beauty sleep!