5 Things You Should Never Do to Your Skin

May 28, 2019 | Skin Care

There are countless products for skin care that we use for topical treatment, dozens of facials and treatments available that can aid with the overall health of our skin, and there are plenty of skin care experts to guide us to find the perfect regime for our specific skin type. With so many options of what you should do for skin care, we ask what are some of the things you should never do?


  1. Never Sleep in Your Makeup

Sleeping in your makeup clogs the pores, damages your skin cells and can speed up the aging process. Leaving on eye makeup overnight can damage your lashes and irritate your eyes.  Routines and regimens are important when it comes to skin care. Stick to cleansing your face twice daily to remove oil, dead cell buildup, and product that is mixed in with the oil and skin cells.

  1. Never Over-Exfoliate

Exfoliation is a great thing for our skin; it aids in removing dead skin cells and dirt that is clinging to the surface, so our skin can breathe and benefit from the skin care products we use. But exfoliating too much can not only over dry our skin, but we can even damage the sensitive new skin. If your skin is dry and flaky, opt for moisturizing it rather than exfoliating, to prevent irritation.

  1. Never Assume All At-Home Treatments are Safe

Just because the tools exist for you to give yourself an at-home skin care treatment, doesn’t mean it’s safe or the best thing for your skin. For example, dermarollers have gained popularity online as an at-home treatment comparable to professional microdermabrasion. Typically, at-home dermarollers won’t deliver the same results that you expect from a professional skin care treatment like microdermabrasion. Visit our blog post addressing that very issue. If you’re not sure which at home treatments might be safe, you can always ask your skin care expert at North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic.

  1. Never Skimp on Nutrition

Healthy skin really does start from within. Many of the issues we deal with, like acne or eczema, are signs that something in our body is out of balance. While topical skin care provides some relief with skin care at the surface level, eating a healthy and balanced diet can ensure that our skincare routine works from the inside out.

  1. Never Forget the Power of Sleep

We hear a lot about how getting enough sleep is ideal for our body’s overall health, but studies have found that it is just as important for your skin health as well. The right amount of sleep may vary from person to person, but generally, it is recommended to get between 7 and 8 hours a night. Setting aside enough time to get some proper rest is one of the best things you can add to your skincare regime!

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