September 12, 2022 4 min read

There's never been so much talk about skin care as now, huh? Until recently, we only remembered the importance of having healthy skin when there was a problem – acne, irritation, dryness, blemishes…

But, today, we already know that the health of this true protective cover and full of singularities requires daily and constant attention. And some attitudes can already be crossed out of our routine right now. These are mistakes that seem harmless, but that attack our skin.

Creating a daily care routine is essential to maintain the beauty and health of our skin. Just as the body needs physical activities and a good diet to have a good functioning of the body, the skin needs special care such as cleaning, hydration and exfoliation to have a good appearance and especially to prevent premature aging.

But, in the midst of so much care, there are also some “villains” that can harm the dermis. In addition to pollution and weather conditions such as cold, winds and excessive heat that naturally already cause damage, there are some bad habits and some mistakes, often unconscious, that can be harming the health of your skin, causing problems such as sagging, stains and appearance of wrinkles. Let’s see some common mistakes we make and often go unnoticed.

Sleep with makeup on

This is the main and most common mistake that we women make when it comes to skin health. The tiredness, the rush, the fact of having to wake up very early the next day… Everything is a reason to put your face with makeup on the pillow.

When sleeping with makeup on, the pores are clogged, preventing the skin from breathing, which helps in the emergence of pimples, blackheads, allergies and premature aging.

If you have a hectic and tiring routine, leave baby wipes, micellar water or a makeup remover by your bed to remember to remove your makeup and cleanse your skin before going to sleep.

So leave tiredness / laziness aside, take a few minutes from your late night and clean your face straight before bed.

Bathing in very hot water

Prefer warm or colder, shorter showers, which are best for maintaining skin health. Very hot water can damage the keratin cells that are in the outer layer of the skin. This results in dryness, leaving the skin red, causing itching and taking away the softness of the dermis.

Not using specific soaps for the face

As the skin of the face is thinner and has more sebaceous glands, it is necessary to use specific products for cleaning the face. It is worth remembering that there are several types of skin, some drier and others more oily, so pay attention to this before buying soaps and moisturizers.

To know more about which soap is the best for your skin read thisarticle.

Forget daily sunscreen

The sun's rays are extremely harmful to the skin. Sunscreen is an essential item because it protects against UVA rays, prevents the appearance of stains and the emergence of skin cancer and even helps to fight premature aging.

Sunscreen should be used every day and retouched at least every three hours. Choose the ideal for your skin type and include this habit in your daily care routine.

Giving up facial moisturizer

This mistake usually happens mainly among people who have oily skin, as there is the illusion that the moisturizer can aggravate the oiliness. In fact, this is a myth, there are gel andless oily products that are specific to this skin type.

The use of facial moisturizer should become a daily habit, as well as the use of sunscreen, as it will help restore skin hydration.

Not following a daily cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine

If there's a step in your skin care routine that you should never skip, it's precisely the first one: cleansing.

Cleaning the skin removes not only the impurities that come from external factors (from pollution, for example), but also those that our own body produces, such as sweat and fat. In addition, it also eliminates residues from other products, such as sunscreen and makeup, and prepares the skin for the next steps.

Cleaning should be done with soap specific to your skin type, twice a day: when you wake up (Yes! After all, our body produces sweat and fat while we sleep!) and before bed.

If there is no constant care for the skin, it is full of impurities such as pollution, which settles in the pores without the slightest ceremony) and oiliness, resulting in an unpleasant appearance and the appearance of blackheads, pimples and marks.

Therefore, everyone needs to take care of their skin at least twice a day: once in the morning and once at night. In this daily care, the cleaning, toning and hydration routine is carried out.

The ideal is to clean the skin with soap, foam or gel, then tone it with astringent or micellar water and, finally, apply a moisturizer. All products must be suitable for your skin type.

Not Taking Care of the Lips

Just like the rest of the skin, our lips suffer from everyday damage, especially during winter, when the skin tends to become drier. Heat and low humidity can also dry out your lips, resulting in peeling. To prevent this from happening, invest in a good lip balm.

Forgetting or overdoing exfoliation

Exfoliating the skin serves to open the pores and facilitate hydration, leaving the skin smoother, producing new cells and eliminating dead cells.

However, if done too often it can end up damaging the protective layer of the skin, in addition, it is essential to perform a good hydration of the region after exfoliating.

Such mistakes should be avoided as much as possible, otherwise they can accelerate and even worsen the appearance of signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging and blemishes.

Thus, having discipline with daily skin care is fundamental to maintaining your health. That's why, with the busy day, establishing a skincare routine that starts in the morning and follows you until bedtime is the best strategy.

Consult your dermatologist to establish the best skincare routine for your skin type. After all, only a doctor specializing in the dermatological area is able to evaluate your case and recommend the best products for your needs.

Evelyn Setubal
Evelyn Setubal

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