5 Terrible Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make with Your Skin!

Human skin contains billions of cells, enzymes, pigmentation chemicals, sweat glands and blood vessels that are all highly susceptible to internal and external irritations. Your skin also performs a myriad of functions--sensation, protection, thermoregulation and excretion, just to name a few. it's no surprise that skin frequently suffers from excessive dryness, excessive oiliness, premature wrinkling, blemishes and a host of other conditions we try to correct with expensive lotions, serums, special soaps and even folk remedies that do absolutely nothing--except perhaps worsen a skin condition.

Don't make these 5 terrible mistakes with your skin!

Do You Go To Sleep Before Removing Your Makeup?

It's late, you are exhausted and your bed looks really comfortable through your heavy eyelids. However, crawling into bed with cosmetics still plastered on your face lets free radicals have full reign over your skin. Responsible for everything from deep folding and wrinkling to acne to precancerous lesions, free radical damage is directly associated with insufficient removal of makeup before going to sleep. So--don't do it!

Do You Squeeze Zits Because--Well, Just Because?

In addition to promoting the development of MORE pimples, squeezing blemishes can lead to scarring, ugly scabs and bacterial infections that may need antibiotic treatments.

Do You Go Outside Without Applying Sunscreen?

Just because the sun is hiding behind gray clouds doesn't mean UV rays aren't zapping skin cell DNA (the reason behind melanoma), drying out your skin and inhibiting production of collagen (structural proteins responsible for maintaining firmness of your skin). If you plan to spend more than 30 minutes outside on a cloudy day (five minutes on a sunny day), use a sunscreen moisturizer with at least an SPF 15 rating.

Do You Slather On "Rich" Creams and Lotions?

Using thick, "rich" feeling cream does not mean it will moisturize your dry skin. In fact, this type of skin cream probably contains excessive amounts of lipids which can cause allergic conditions. Good, dry skin serums are light, transparent and easily absorbed by the skin.

Are You On a First-Name Basis With the Nearest Fast-Food Drive-Thru Worker?

What you eat dramatically affects the condition of your skin. The licensed estheticians at Wilmington Laser Hair Removal and Skin Clinic cannot emphasize enough how important it is to include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet for optimal skin nourishment.

Not sure what to do about your problem skin? We are here to help! Contact us today to make an appointment for a free consultation with one of our helpful esthetician and start enjoying the radiantly healthy skin you've always wanted.

About the Author


Hi, I'm Liz, owner of the Wilmington Laser Hair Removal and Skin Clinic. My team and I would love to help you achieve your beauty, skin care, and hair removal goals. Schedule your free consultation today!