7 Most Common Skin Care Mistakes You're Probably Making

Women who do not use products specifically designed for their skin type are doing themselves a disservice.
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Last Updated
March 23, 2023
Editorial Staff

Skincare is a vast medical practice that supports healthy skin, alleviates its look, and enhances the overall appearance Skincare is a science because scientists have developed several techniques to help skin stay young and beautiful.

They usually involve proper usage of emollients, avoidance of too much sun exposure, intake of certain nutrients and antioxidants, and adequate protection from the harmful effects of the sun's UV rays.

In addition, skin covers our entire body, including our face and hands. Thus it is important to make sure that we take care of it. Although many people take their cosmetics off at night, these same women often don't realize that this is one of the biggest causes of damage to their skin.

If you're someone that makes this skincare mistake, it's best if you stop it right now before you start progressing to your skin health goals. So let's get started and discover what these common skincare mistakes are:


1. Using cold water on your face

using cold water on your face

One of the biggest mistakes people always make when it comes to skincare is using cold water when cleansing. That is a terrible idea because it will cause your skin to produce more oil, and clog pores.

You must use hot water when cleansing because it will help unclog your pores and remove excess oil. The warm water to a temperature should be about sixty-seven degrees Fahrenheit.

Otherwise, you're just wasting your time by using cold water for your facial cleansing ritual. Always remember that the warm temperature of your water will give better results to your face.

2. Avoid picking your face

avoid picking your face

When you are picking at your face, you will irritate your skin and cause scarring and wrinkles. It would help if you stopped before this happens again, or else you will never have any smooth and beautiful skin like the pictures you see in magazines.

First of all, you should know that there are three layers of skin, which means you don't need to pick at your face and ruin your complexion continuously.

Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of trying to fix the problems on one level.

So when you are working to improve your complexion on the top layer, you should make sure that you are picking at the layers below it, which is where most people go wrong.

Even if you have a pimple or a blackhead, doing so will cause the area around the spot or the blackhead to become inflamed and more prone to having pimples and blackheads, which will pop up in the future.

That is a horrible way to take care of your skin. Instead, you should wash and clean your face thoroughly every morning. Then, while waiting for the shower to appear, you should apply a facial mask, such as one containing aloe vera, vitamin C, collagen, or chamomile.

3. Not using sunscreen

not using sunscreen

You must be someone who never wears sunscreen when out in the sun, right? If you’re like us and usually go outdoors in the morning part of your day, there's no way you can “cool down” without using some sunscreen (even if you’re in a car).

Even if it is not summer season, you should always wear sunscreen when outside, especially when exposing your face to direct sunlight.

The reason is that applying sunscreen will protect your skin from the damaging rays of direct sunlight, which can cause wrinkles and fine lines. Therefore, using sunscreen is most important when you're doing outdoor activities.


4. Not getting enough rest

not getting enough rest

One of the biggest, most common skincare mistakes that women make is not getting enough sleep. Unfortunately, not getting enough sleep can have severe consequences on your skin and your overall health.

Sleep deprivation can cause irritation, red eyes, mood swings, irritability, and many other problems. So women must get at least 8 hours of good quality sleep every night.

It's also very important that they get a good amount of exercise as well. Exercise not only helps keep you from feeling sleepy, but it will also make your skin healthier and better toned.

5. Not applying vitamin C generously

not applying vitamin c generously

Even though acne is a very common skin problem, and millions of people suffer from this problem, not many people know that Vitamin C can cure acne.

So, many people try to solve their pimple problems with the use of creams, lotions, and cleansers. Unfortunately, many people are only looking at the symptoms of pimples, but they neglect the main cause.

What's so great about Vitamin C is that it can get rid of your acne permanently.

There's no need for you to continue using products that do not get rid of your pimples. By simply applying Vitamin C regularly on your face, you'll see that your spots will start to disappear within just a few weeks.

6. Over-hydrating your skin

over-hydrating your skin

Too much moisture can be one of the main causes of pimples because when your body produces too much oil, your skin can become dry. When your skin gets too dry, your body's natural healing process becomes slower.

That is why many people experience premature aging and wrinkles because they have overly dry skin. One way to combat this common skincare mistake is to consistently apply a hydrating moisturizer to your skin throughout the day.


7. Skincare products that contain alcohol

skincare products that contain alcohol

That is another big cause of pimples because when your skincare products contain alcohol or witch hazel, they can strip away your natural oils.

The solution to this problem is to use an effective product that contains nothing else but natural plant-based ingredients like shea butter.

Shea butter contains natural antioxidants that help boost your body's immune system, which can prevent breakouts and help keep your skin healthy.


There are so many things that can go wrong with our skincare habits that it can be hard to know exactly where to turn for help. It's always a good idea to take the time to do a little research and figure out exactly how you're going to improve your skin care.

Some people don't give their skin the attention it deserves, and this is a huge mistake. Your skin needs to be cleaned, moisturized, and protected just like any other part of your body.




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