Mistakes That Harm the Face


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Wipe your face with a towel

Wiping or cleaning your face with a towel is not the best way to remove dirt, grime, and oil. The lint in towels can irritate the skin and damage its protective coating. According to dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD this habit can cause the appearance of fine lines and make the skin dry. Instead, use your hands to scrub or wash your face using products and cleansers.

Using a scrub for acne prone skin

There are various types of exfoliators that can be used to exfoliate dead skin cells, one of which is scrubs. However, this type of exfoliator should not be used excessively, especially on acne prone skin or acne prone. The acne prone skin that is rubbed off by the scrub can actually become irritated and inflamed, and worsen existing acne conditions.

Use a moisturizer on an oily face

On facial skin that tends to be oily, you should not use a moisturizer because it will only make facial skin oilier. Moisturizer is recommended for facial skin which tends to be dry to moisturize.

Squeeze pimples

The habit of squeezing pimples will only make the pimples on the face worse. Many people think that squeezing will heal it quickly, but in fact it will actually make acne scars on the face.

Trust completely in anti-aging facial soap

There are certain facial soap products that claim to provide anti-aging benefits. But actually this type of facial soap does not have the ability to prevent aging. "Facial soap is only on the skin for about six seconds. There are no anti-aging ingredients that can affect the skin during that time," Boston dermatologist Ranella Hirsch, MD, told Oprah.com. Instead, use an anti-aging moisturizer. or retinol cream at night.

Using wrong cleaners

Use the right facial cleanser. Using a cleanser without checking the ingredients in it can make your skin rough and dry. Cleanser containing tea tree oil and salicylic acid is very good for sensitive skin and acne prone skin

Put on make-up immediately after applying moisturizer

After you use a moisturizer, you should not immediately apply make up.The moisturizer takes 10-15 minutes to stick to the skin to form a flat surface on the outer layer of the skin. Meanwhile, wearing thick make-up after applying moisturizer directly can expose our skin to harsh chemicals in makeup products.

Use sunscreen too often

Maybe you should go back to reading the label on your sunscreen product. Most products recommend reapplying every 2 to 4 hours. Sunscreen lasts for 2 hours on dry skin and lasts 40-80 minutes on wet skin. When spending extended periods of time outdoors, be sure to re-apply sunscreen regularly.