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Top Five Mistakes In Skin Care!

Skin care advice is everywhere and sometimes it can be difficult to determine what is best for you. Well, in a effort to reduce "the field", so to speak, let's talk about five of the big mistakes in skin care.

There are many places that will tell you how to cleanse the skin but not all are correct. Most of use learned our specific routine from some family member or friend growing up.

While cleansing is certainly the 1st Commandment of skin care, there are a number of techniques and products that will help your complexion to remain clear smooth and blemish free. Conversely, there's a bunch of bad info out, here's our list of the top 5 mistakes (and myths) we have seen and heard.

The truth of the matter is many of us are not taking care of our skin as we should and need a change in our regimen. Some of us find that proper skin care takes too much time out of our already busy lives and we neglect it. It is time to begin again and learn to correctly remove dirt, oil, and bacteria for a beautiful and glowing complexion.

Mistake #1 Scrubbing Will Remove Acne

The truth is acne is a hormonal problem and not caused by a dirty face. Scrubbing the face will not help the condition of the acne and may actually irritate it more. The more you scrub the face, the more natural oil it produces making the situation worse. Acne prone skin needs to be gently cleaned with appropriate products to remove the dirt and oils without irritation.

Mistake #2 One Application Of Sunscreen Is Enough

Applying sunscreen once is not enough to provide long lasting coverage. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every four hours to remain active. A higher SPF sunscreen product needs to be applied on skin that receives products containing Retin-A or Alpha Hydroxy. These products make the skin sensitive to UV rays.

Mistake #3 Natural Might Not Be

Products claiming to have natural ingredients need not be completely natural. Many of the natural ingredients are in very low concentrations. This is not to say that a natural product is no good, it is simply a warning to check the ingredients before you buy to make sure you are getting what it says.

Mistake #4 Ignore The Labels

How many of us actually take the time to read the labels on products made for the skin. We assume that it will do as it says and dive in waiting for the results. It is possible that this wonder cleanser contains an ingredient we are allergic to or that could irritate our skin. The product could contain oils that will aggravate acne prone skin or make dry skin even worse. Take a minute and read the label. You might save yourself some money.

Mistake #5 The Neck Needs No Care

The neck is one of the most neglected parts of the body. Many of us cleanse and care for our faces but stop at the jaw line. The neck is in direct contact with the hair and jewelry and can transfer these oils and dirt tot the face. Take time to care for the neck in the same way the face has been. It will only take a second but might make the difference in having radiant skin.