Skin Care Sabotage Part II: More Bad Skin Care Habits to Avoid
In our first article on skin care habits to avoid we shared how dirty make up brushes, not using SPF, mixing and matching products, and inconsistent skin care habits could cause unfavorable results for the skin. In this week’s article were sharing even more bad habits to avoid. Keep reading to learn more.
Do you pick your face in times of stress? Is it nearly impossible for you to leave pimples alone? Picking the skin can interfere with acne treatments and contribute to the development of hyperpigmentation. Picking could be a major reason your results are slow or non-existent. If your picking is a result of too much stress it may be beneficial to speak with a healthcare professional to help develop stress management strategies surrounding those issue. This will be key in helping you to keep your hands off of your face.
Using Too Many Products
Some ingredients should not be mixed together and can even cause irritation when used in conjunction with one another. Rarely does a person need multiple exfoliants and multiple cleansers to achieve a favorable result. A simple and consistent routine, with a few products, and used on a daily basis, is usually all it takes to take care of your skin and help improve its appearance. Avoid using too many products and also pay attention to other products and textiles that may come in contact with your skin during workouts and other activities that can cause irritation to the skin.
You have a few blemishes and want them gone in a few days, but it’s not happening fast enough so you decide to toss the whole regimen and move on to the next thing. When you are trying to correct imperfections on the skin it is very important to have realistic expectations and timelines. Nothing happens overnight. Its important to speak with a skin care professional about timelines and reasonable expectations for seeing results. Begin treatments early when you are preparing for a special occasion or event. Remember skin care is not magic even if it’s a prescription. Everything needs a chance to work so don’t give up or throw your regimen away too soon.
Concealing Important Information from your Skincare Professional
It is very important to be honest with your healthcare provider about your skin care routine and product usage. Don’t omit details to avoid having to reschedule an appointment. Certain facials, chemical peels, and advanced cosmetic procedures should not be performed while using certain products or medications. Even if it’s an over the counter medication, combining advanced procedures while using certain products doesn’t improve or accelerate results. It can make matters worse. Be sure to fill out all client intake forms carefully before undergoing treatments if you have any doubts talk to your provider before starting treatment.
Not Following Directions
It is very important to use all prescription skin care products as directed by your medical professional. If you feel like your medication needs to be modified or adjusted speak with your healthcare provider before doing so on your own. Do not take it upon yourself to adjust dosages or stop medication without consulting your health care professional first. Together you and your healthcare provider can create a reasonable plan to meet your skin care goals. But you MUST work together.
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