Skin Mistakes

Between pollution, unprotected sun exposure, and nonexistent skin care routines, our skin can really be neglected in spite of it being the largest organ on our body. There are a lot of mistakes that we do when it comes to taking care of our skin – washing the face with any bar soap, for example.

Here are some skin mistakes that can wreck your skin. Avoid these common skin mistakes:

Using the wrong cleanser

Cleansing is the first step in any skin care regimen, and that cleanser choice is important! So many people make the mistake of picking up any old random bar of soap to wash their face. Most bar soaps that are designed to cleanse your body contain harsh deodorizers and detergents that are not gentle enough for your face. Evaluate your skin to determine what type of cleanser your skin requires. If it’s oily, look for a cleanser to target sebum production. A lightweight foaming gel cleanser such as the Herbalife SKIN™ Polishing Citrus Cleanser would be best. If your skin is on the dry side, look for a cleanser that will moisturize the skin while cleansing. The Herbalife SKIN™ Soothing Aloe Cleanser may be the right product for your skin. Pay attention to your skin and choose the right cleanser.

Worshipping the sun

Ease on the tanning oil or tanning beds and pick up the sunscreen. It’s important to protect our skin from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays. These rays burn our skin and are a leading contributor to premature aging. Sunscreen is critical when it comes to protecting your skin and you should never go out into the sun without it. The Herbalife SKIN™ Protective Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen is formulated with this mind. It not only protects your skin from the damaging rays of the sun, it also helps fend off the signs of aging while doubling the skin’s moisture for eight hours.

Over scrubbing

Too much of a good thing is not good. Exfoliation of the face and the body is something that we all should be doing on a regular basis. But we need to be gentle. Remember our skin is a living organ and we need to take care of it. The last thing we want to do is scrub our skin so much that it becomes red and irritated. Take it easy when cleansing and exfoliating. Use soft and gentle circular motions to achieve the most desirable skin. Nothing good can come from over-scrubbing our skin. A gentle yet effective exfoliation for the face can be found in the deliciously scented Herbalife SKIN™ Instant Reveal Berry Scrub. It’s a favorite for both men and women.

Popping pimples

It’s so tempting to do that it seems almost unavoidable. But, it’s very important to resist the urge to jab at outbreaks. Every time you start attacking a pimple, you run the risk of making the problem even worse. You can spread bacteria to other areas of your face. The troubling spot can now look bigger and much redder then before. Not only that, but the picking could result in permanent scarring. No matter what, please resist the urge to pop those pimples and be patient in weathering the breakout storm.

Lack of rest

It’s amazing how a lack of sleep and stress can negatively impact your skin. It’s impossible to look our best when we’re exhausted and stressed out. Our skin loses its glow and vibrancy, the circles under our eyes become darker and more apparent. Remember, we call it “beauty sleep” for a reason because we definitely look our best when we’re well rested. You’d be surprised at just how many people aren’t getting enough hours of sleep in a night. Stress is another factor that wreaks havoc on our skin. So, for the sake of our skin, let’s get a good night’s sleep and try to unwind and relax.

It’s never too late to change our existing regime and start some best beauty practices. A good skin care regimen, such as the Herbalife SKIN™ Basic or Ultimate Program, is a great starting point for everyone.