Top 10 Skincare Mistakes to Avoid

Top 10 Skincare Mistakes to Avoid

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Skincare is one of the most sought after markets in the beauty industry today, yet it is also one of the most misunderstood in the self-care department. Yes, skincare is highly important in making sure that the skin always looks great, yet ensuring that you and your clients understand the basics of skincare and the mistakes that are being committed are also crucial in perfecting a daily skincare routine. Today, we will discuss the top 10 skincare mistakes that you and your clients should avoid to achieve the most beautiful and healthiest skin possible.

Not Removing Makeup, SPF, And Other Products Properly. 

Who doesn't forget to take their makeup off once in a while or to wash their face before bed? It happens, but not correctly taking off any makeup or SPF, and other products may be harmful to the skin. That is why it is recommended to double cleanse the face to make sure that no product residue is left behind, as failing this step could lead to acne and other skin stressors. So what is double cleansing? The term simply refers to the act of cleaning the face twice, once using an oil-based cleanser, and the second time using an oil-free cleanser to remove altogether anything that has been applied to the face. For example, some of the most popular products to use that are oil-based are oil balms or oil cleansers that, when massaged into the skin, cling to surface impurities and gently break them down. Another oil-based cleanser you can use is micellar water, which has been proven to be gentle enough on the skin, that washing it off is not necessary. Oil-free cleansers include any gel or cream consistency facial washes that seal the deal to make sure that the face is entirely wiped clean. Also, a little reminder to clean the neck too! 


Exfoliating your skin is an essential step in a proper skincare routine, but over-exfoliating can lead to dryness, acne, and even scarring. So when do you know that you have exfoliated more than you need to? When you notice that your skin looks irritated, bumpy, red, or even more dry than usual, chances are you are over-exfoliating. Many exfoliating products are made with harsh chemicals, ingredients, and components that can damage the skin and even cause scarring. Also, it is essential to note that over-exfoliating can rid the skin of its natural oils that are essential for healthy-looking skin, hence making the skin look dry and dull. To avoid over-exfoliating, make sure you are aware of how many times you exfoliate, limit to once or twice a week, and use gentle exfoliators that are not made with harsh ingredients or scrubbing particles that can damage the skin or cause micro-tears.

Popping Pimples

It just looks ready to pop, doesn't it? And to that, we say, "resist!" Surely you think pimples won't go away on their own, but they actually can if you give them enough time. Even if it looks ready to pop, give it some time. Often what happens is that we don't give the pimple time to heal on its own, and by popping it prematurely, it can lead to acne scarring and even promote more blemishes by inviting dirt and oils from our fingertips and hands onto the skin's surface. It is recommended that if the time is right and you must pop that pimple, make sure that your face and hands are freshly cleaned before doing so. This will reduce the chances of making things worse for you and your skin in the long run.

Not Wearing Sunscreen

One of the two main reasons sunscreen is beyond important is that it can prevent early signs of aging and can reduce the chances of getting skin cancer. Skin cancer can happen when the skin is exposed to the sun for long periods. Eventually, the sun's ultraviolet rays can cause abnormal cells to grow in the outermost layer of the skin, caused by unrepaired DNA damage that promotes mutations. These mutations then lead the skin cells to quickly multiply and form malignant tumors that are visual signs of skin cancer. Therefore, it is highly important to make sure you are wearing sunscreen, even if you don't live in an area where there is a lot of sunlight. If you are worried about finding a sunscreen that works with your skin, luckily, many cosmetics include SPF as well as moisturizers, which make it easier to incorporate into your daily skincare routine. 

Not Using Enough Product Or Using Too Much 

This skincare mistake is probably one of the most common ones. It can be easy to go a little bit overboard with products, especially if you are a beginner, and most packages don't usually state how much is needed for proper application. That's why it's essential to know these things beforehand and do research on how much is recommended to be applied, and in which order they should be applied as well. Sometimes people blame the products they use for not performing well with their skin and not getting the results they hoped to receive, but sometimes tweaking the application process can make all the difference when it comes to getting the results you and your clients seek.

Touching Your Face All The Time

How many objects have you touched with your hands today? Yup, that's right, possibly a little too much to count. Now think about all of the germs your hands have collected up to this point, and then think about touching your face with those germ-infested hands. YIKES! It is undeniable that touching our face comes naturally to many of us, and maybe a hard habit to break since most of the time; we don't even realize that we do it. However, touching your face with your hands can lead to acne, irritation, and can cause bumps on the skin as a reaction to the bacteria being transferred. However, if you simply cannot break this habit, there are ways to limit skin reactions by washing your hands regularly and trying to limit the times that you touch your face.

Using The Wrong Skin Care Products For Your Skin Type

Every single person has different skin types, skin textures, as well as skin concerns. This is why it can be confusing to know which skincare product is right for your needs. Another thing to note is that the skin is always changing, so make sure you are aware of the current state of your skin as well as what your skin type is to identify the right products to use. This will make your skincare journey a lot easier and will help avoid any complications on the skin due to using the wrong products.

Not Getting Adequate Sleep

Did you know that not getting enough sleep can lead to acne breakouts? Yup, that's correct; not only can not getting enough sleep lead to other health issues, but a lack of sleep causes the stress hormone cortisol to be released. Once cortisol is released, it encourages inflammation in the skin, which can then cause outbursts in conditions like acne, psoriasis, and even eczema.

Not Eating Well

Although this topic has been up for debate as to whether or not diet affects acne, it is important to note that diet influences how nutrients or a drug is absorbed by the body, which can affect how it performs. Therefore, maybe acne can't be adequately treated by changing our diets, but we can certainly influence it by eating nutrient-rich foods. Especially foods that are rich in Vitamins A and D, which are known to have benefits in skin hormones. Some foods to include in your diet can be carrots, apricots, and other fruits and vegetables such as spinach, tomatoes, berries, beans, peas, fatty fish like salmon, and nuts.

Not Analyzing Your Skin

One of the most vital steps before beginning a skincare routine is knowing precisely what your skin type, moisture, sebum levels, pore size, melanin, acne, wrinkles, and sensitivity is through a skin evaluation. Most dermatologist offices have different devices suited to evaluate the skin. However, Pro|Gen Probe analysis devices give professionals various tools in one, as they provide them with the ability to more accurately assess their client's skin, which enables a more customized care plan and faster treatment results. Ask your dermatologist or aesthetician if they have an analysis device to measure your skin concerns so that you can get a more accurate skincare routine, and if you are a professional and would like to know more about Pro|Gen Probe analysis devices visit: or email: 

We hope all of these tips will help you and your clients better understand skincare and avoid making these skincare mistakes, for clearer and healthier-looking skin. To learn more fun facts about skin and hair and all things beauty related, visit our blog page at




Written by: Arisleidi Hernandez