Avoid These Skincare Mishaps

Whether you’re in your 20s or enjoying your golden years, skincare is critical to maintaining beautiful, healthy skin. But, as we live in the Information Age, it can be challenging to distinguish skincare facts from fiction. Sadly, misinformation can lead to mishaps that do more harm than good. 

We’re here to shine some light on common skincare mishaps that could be sabotaging your appearance. Avoid these beauty no-nos (and consult our Tampa skincare pros) to unlock your best skin yet!

Mishap #1: Passing on SPF

We get it: Mornings can be hectic, and reaching for the sunscreen may not be top of mind. But, trust us: Slathering on sunscreen is a morning ritual that you don’t want to skip. Wearing SPF 30 (or higher) protects your skin against discoloration, fine lines, and other signs of photoaging. 

Mishap #2: Overexfoliation

Exfoliating helps keep skin bright and dewy by sloughing off dead skin cells. But, exfoliating too often can compromise your skin’s moisture barrier and trigger irritation. 

The right amount of exfoliation depends on your skin type and sensitivities, as well as the type of exfoliant you’re using. For personalized guidance, reach out to our expert clinicians in Tampa or St. Petersburg. 

Mishap #3: Leaving on Makeup

Leaving makeup on (or not thoroughly removing makeup) before bed can cause inflammation, dullness, clogged pores, and even contribute to wrinkle formation. As part of your nightly routine, remove makeup thoroughly by first cleansing your skin with an oil cleanser. Oil cleansers break down makeup without disrupting your skin. Then, use your regular cleanser for a second wash, leaving your pores clear. 

Washing off all of your makeup before bed also primes your skin for active-rich skincare products to enhance your complexion and target specific concerns. 

Is your current skincare routine failing to provide your desired results? The team at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness in Tampa and St. Petersburg is here to help. Contact us today for a consultation!