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Common Skincare Mistakes To Avoid

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In order to keep your skin looking flawless and youthful, it’s important to commit to a daily skincare routine and tailor it to your skin’s needs. However, there are an array of commonly made skincare mistakes that can make it harder to achieve ageless beauty and actually cause harm to your skin.

Make sure to avoid the following skincare errors to keep your skin looking smooth, flawless and dewy.

Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits

It is no secret that our lifestyle plays a huge role in our skin’s appearance. Many factors of modern life, including increased pollution, smoking, sun exposure, poor diets, excessive alcohol, lack of sleep and chronic stress all contribute to damaged skin and accelerate aging. If you want to achieve that elusive glow and youthfulness, it important to ensure that you are living a healthy lifestyle that supports happy skin.

DIY Skincare Recipes

Consumers have become much more experimental with DIY skincare, especially due to the abundance of social media tips circulating the internet. However, many of these tips are actually damaging to the skin’s matrix and can cause lasting harm.

Ingredients commonly found in the kitchen, such as lemon juice with a pH of 2, is disruptive to your skin’s natural barrier and causes photosensitivity. Many ingredients that are safe to eat can wreak havoc to the skin’s barrier and natural pH.

For brightening and illuminating skin in a much more safe manner that will improve your skin’s appearance, consider Ocinium’s Luminosity Serum, containing a highly bio-available form of Vitamin C that has been specifically formulated to provide brightening benefits.

DIY Skincare Peels And Masks

Experimenting with cosmetic active ingredients such as retinol, AHA’s and salicylic acid peels should be left to cosmetic chemists and dermatologists. Unfortunately, the online availability of purchasing potentially skin sensitising and irritating cosmetic ingredients for DIY skincare is not regulated sufficiently to protect the consumer. Experimenting with these potent ingredients, without a full understanding of their effects can cause irritation and even burns!

 Disrupting Your Skin’s Balance

As your skin has a slightly acidic pH of about 5.5, it is important to avoid highly acidic or alkaline ingredients that may disrupt the skin’s mantle and cause damage to the surface. If the skin’s barrier is compromised, harmful pollution and free radicals will penetrate through the skin’s barrier to cause damage. With a weakened surface, your skin will be far more likely to fall victim to inflammation, dryness, breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles.

Over-Exfoliation

Your skin is a delicate, complex eco-system designed to act as a barrier against the external environment. Being too aggressive with your skin will result in long-term damage to the skins surface that can be difficult to resolve. For this reason, it is best to avoid harsh skin treatments such as pore strips, physical exfoliators or DIY skincare peels and masks.

Instead, introduce a cream cleanser like our Ecdysis Bio-ferment Enzyme Cleanse, with naturally occurring AHA’s, plant enzymes and probiotics to purify and gently exfoliate skin.

If you want to attain beautiful, glowing skin it is crucial to take proper care of your skin. Be sure to avoid all of these common mistakes to keep your skin healthy!

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