Mistakes to Avoid For Every Skin Type

Mistakes to Avoid For Every Skin Type
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So often, when you read articles giving advice on skincare, they go for a very “one size fits all” approach which means that the advice is only good for a small portion of people reading it. However, there are several skin-specific mistakes that people make without realising they’re doing anything wrong, so we thought we’d take a look at some of them:

Dry Skin Mistake: Using Products Containing Soap

If you have dry skin anywhere on your body, but especially on your face, then using a product containing soap is basically the worst thing you can do for your skin. Soap is an effective cleanser – but a little TOO effective, as it strips away all traces of natural oils and if your skin is already dry, this is going to leave you a dehydrated mess with a complexion which is totally out of balance. Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel is a completely soap-free formula which is designed to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. It gets rid of the days dirt and make-up without stripping away the skin’s own layer of oil and will leave your face feeling clean, fresh and perfectly balanced.

Oily Skin Mistake – Using Too Much Powder

When you have oily skin, it can feel impossible to keep it under control all day long and it can be really disheartening to apply your make up in the morning and see it sliding off of your face before you’ve even finished your morning commute. Many of our shiny sisters resort to using blotting products and powders to try to combat the shine, but this can have the unfortunate effect of blocking your pores, making the face breakout in spots and creating even more sebum. Opt instead for Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion, which contains oil-absorbing microsponges which will absorb excess oil without blocking pores and will leave you shine-free for much longer.

Sensitive Skin Mistake – Using Too Many Products

If your skin is sensitive, there’s a good chance that you’ve had to try a lot of things before finding something which is compatible with your skin, and there’s also a temptation to use as many products as possible to help us feel like we’re keeping our skin under control, but this can often make sensitive skin feel totally overstimulated. Our best advice if you have sensitive skin is to take things back to basics and use just one or two products to keep your skin from feeling bombarded. Elemis Sensitive Cleansing Wash followed by Elemis Hydra-Boost Sensitive Day Cream will keep your skin feeling clean and moisturised, but protected and soothed, all at the same time.

One comment

  1. Elizabeth

    About the use of soap. I would agree if you use commercial soap which is saponified 110% – 115% to increase shelf life of the product at the cost of removing all essential moisturising benefits of the oils and fats.

    If you’ve got sensitive, dry skin you can still use soap but note to buy from smaller brand their handmade soap is typically less than 95% saponified – more oil and fat remains for moisturising benefits.

    Things the big brands selling to supermarkets don’t and won’t tell you. Now you know, soap is good for your skin just watch out what you buy.

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