Taking care of your skin on a daily basis is important, and this can become even more important as you age. Especially if you want to fight the signs of ageing. However, it is essential that your skin care routine is right for you, and your individual skin requirements. In fact, there are some skin care practices that can damage your skin. So what are these? And how can you be sure that your skin will be well looked after? Well, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. We offer a range of professional, high quality facial treatments and procedures that can help transform the appearance of your skin, including dermal fillers and chemical peels. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the skin care mistakes that could be damaging instead of helping your skin.
What are the most common skin care practices that can damage your skin?
There are a number of different skin care practices that could be damaging for your skin. These include:
- Using the wrong type of products for your skin – not all skin care products are suitable for every type of skin. From dry skin to greasy skin, every person has slightly different skin care requirements. Ignoring the key issues for your own facial skin can make any problems or issues worse, instead of better. Make sure you fully understand you facial skin type, and choose products that are formulated to provide the support you need.
- Using skin care products designed for younger skin – nobody likes to acknowledge the ageing process. But if you are still using the same skin care products in your 40’s, as you were in your 20’s, you could actually be causing damage. As we age, the skin loses hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin, and the whole process of cell rejuvenation slows down. This means that older skin has entirely different issues to younger skin, and your skin care practices need to reflect this. You should stay away from harsh astringents as these can cause premature skin thinning, and premature wrinkles. Instead, you should consider moisturiser and gentle exfoliation products.
- Exfoliating too frequently – exfoliating too often can be damaging to your skin.The exfoliation process removes dead skin cells and debris on the outer layer of skin, leaving your skin looking fresh and radiant. However, exfoliating too frequently will remove the outer layer of your skin too often. This outer layer plays an important role as an environmental barrier and removing this leaves your skin open to sun and pollution damage which can cause premature ageing and wrinkles.
- Not applying sun cream – while sun cream probably isn’t part of your daily skin care routine, forgetting to apply this when leaving the house on hot days, even just while driving, can lead to skin damage and ageing skin.
For more information or advice, or for any of our professional, high quality services, why not get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic?