aking care of your skin can be challenging, especially given how many other daily tasks are always competing for your time and attention. While it’s okay if you don’t give your face, neck, and hands the Cindy Crawford treatment every single day, there are certain skin care sins you should simply never commit. Are you guilty of any of the following?
Ignoring Your Neck
Your poor neck is one of the most neglected parts of your body. You can’t see it unless you’re looking in a mirror, and it’s not prone to being oily and pimply like your face, so it’s rather easy to do nothing more to your neck except wash it in the shower every day. But it turns out that your neck and decolletage are the some of the first parts of your body to show signs of aging, so they need as much TLC as possible! Whatever skincare techniques and products you use on the face (like cleansers, serums, and moisturizers), use them all on your neck and chest areas as well.
Limiting SPF to the Summer Season
It’s obvious that you need to wear sunscreen when you’re at the beach on a 95 degree July day, but is it as obvious when the temperature has plummeted into the 30s during December? Believe it or not, skin needs protection from UVA and UVB rays every single day, regardless of the weather and temperature. If you skimp on SPF when it’s not vacation time, your skin is suffering damage 11 months a year.
Squeezing Your Pimples
It’s one of the most tempting things to do. You see a huge, ripe pimple that is just begging to be popped, and your fingers practically jump to it on their own accord. However, trying to squeeze your pimples open will only increase inflammation, spread bacteria, and increase the chances of scarring. Your best bet is to use a high-quality cleanser that will prevent bacteria and excess oil in the first place.
If you avoid these three skincare mistakes, you’re sure to see the difference!