Underestimating Sun Damage
Most people do not realise just how much impact sun damage has on our skin. It is encouraged to use a sunscreen of SPF 50 to filter out 98% of UV rays. Anything stronger doesn’t increase protection and adds unnecessary chemicals to your skin.
Sunscreen should also be applied at least 3 times a day, ideally at 9am, 12pm and 3pm. If you are outdoors constantly and exposed directly to the sun, reapply sunscreen immediately after swimming or perspiring heavily.
Using the Wrong Moisturiser for Your Skin Type
People with oily skin often have the wrong perception that they can reduce oil production by moisturising more. This is however, false.
For combination skin types, layering moisturisers is the best option, apply thinner textured moisturisers on less dry areas of your face and thicker textured ones on dry areas.
Washing Your Face Too Many Times
People with oily skin often make the mistake of washing their face too many times in a day or using a too harsh cleanser. This breaks the skin barrier, making your skin more susceptible to dirt and impurities clogging your pores.
Acne Does Not Reflect Your Overall Health
There is a common misconception that acne on certain areas of the face reflects that state of health of an organ. This is untrue.