Which of these skincare blunders are you making?

by Kelli Parisian September 26, 2019

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10 common skincare blunders
  • Placing cucumbers on your eyes to reduce puffiness -The principle ingredient in cucumbers is water (90%) with the balance being inert fiber. They can be soothing and temporarily hydrate skin but won't permanently get rid of puffiness. You can get the same result from a cold compress.
  • Layering several products with SPF rating to increase protection You are only protected to the level of the highest rating of one product. A foundation with SPF of 10, moisturizer with an SPF of 15 and a sunscreen with an SPF of 20 does not yield an SPF rating of 45.
  • Thinking Facial exercises tone facial muscles and make a person look youngerThe face is the only part of the body where muscles are attached directly to the skin; there are no facial ligaments and tissue. Constant facial exercise and tugging contribute to additional lines. Actually, wrinkles often form along expression lines caused by facial movements.
  • Its alcohol abuse that can cause your nose to become red and bulbous - Excessive alcohol consumption can temporarily dilate blood vessels and make the skin on your nose appear flushed, but in most cases, a large, inflamed red and bulbous nose is a result of rosacea.
  • Mistakenly thinking skincare products can last three or more years - Most skincare products lose a great deal of their potency after 12 months. It is best to use the entire contents within one year. Ingredients can also get contaminated with bacteria, and they can evaporate too.
  • Believing Vitamin A (Retinol) thins the skin - Actually, the reverse is true. Skin can become thin due to the lack of Vitamin A. Retinol (derived from Vitamin A) helps to create new, healthy, and normal skin cells. Retinol is arguably the most important skin care ingredient, bar none. It is one of the few ingredients that is backed by more than 50 years of objective, scientific research supporting its efficacy.
  • If I use oil-free products my acne or oily skin will clear up - The opposite is true. When skin becomes overly dry, an environment is created in which the skin signals it's too dry and therefore produces more oil. Use a gentle cleanser and moisturize oily skin lightly.
  • Believing strong scrubs, soaps and abrasives are good for your skinBe careful how you wash your face. Too much scrubbing or too many abrasive products can remove protective oils, create tiny micro-tears and contribute to aging, and irritated skin. Use a gentle cleanser, and exfoliate with a facial scrub with safe, non-irritating ingredients 2 - 3 times a week only.
  • Our skin pores open and closePores are openings in the skin that allow oils (sebum) to reach the surface. If pores are larger, this can be due to dead skin cells and debris, genetics, or scarring from squeezing blemishes.
  • I can reverse Skin damage and signs of aging quickly - The damage did not happen overnight, and cannot be magically repaired. Expect at least three skin cycles, a cycle can be between 21-40 days, depending on age - to begin to see measurable results.

Do you believe any of these? Have you made skincare blunders? Share, please.

Kelli Parisian
Kelli Parisian


Kelli Parisian - Founder of Parisian's Pure Indulgence Organic Skin Care. Contributing writer to LivingBetter50 online Woman's Magazine. Come along with me, and learn how to have a healthy, vibrant, beautiful life after 50!

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