1. Overuse of product
In commercials, models often apply way more product than necessary, leading viewers to believe that this is the proper amount. However, using too much product can lead to clogged pores, breakouts, and irritation. It’s important to follow the instructions on the product and use only the recommended amount.
2. Not patch testing
It’s always a good idea to patch test a new product on a small area of skin before applying it to your entire face. This can help you avoid an allergic reaction or other negative side effects.
3. Using too many products at once
While it may be tempting to try out every new product on the market, using too many products at once can overload your skin and lead to irritation, breakouts, and other issues. Stick to a simple, consistent routine that works for your skin.
4. Ignoring the ingredients list
Many commercials focus on the benefits of a product without mentioning the ingredients used to achieve those benefits. It’s important to read the ingredients list and avoid products that contain ingredients that are known to irritate your skin or that you’re allergic to.
5. Skipping sunscreen
One of the biggest mistakes seen in commercials is the omission of sunscreen. Sun damage is a leading cause of skin aging and can even lead to skin cancer. Always wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and reapply it throughout the day as needed.
6. Using hot water
While hot water may feel good on your skin, it can actually strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and irritated. Stick to lukewarm water when washing your face or taking a shower.
Exfoliating can be a great way to remove dead skin cells and reveal brighter, smoother skin. However, over-exfoliating can lead to irritation, dryness, and even breakouts. Stick to exfoliating once or twice a week, depending on your skin type and the product you’re using.
8. Using harsh scrubs
Scrubs that contain large, jagged particles can be too harsh on your skin and cause micro-tears. Instead, opt for gentle exfoliants like those with jojoba beads or alpha-hydroxy acids.
9. Not washing your face at night
Going to bed without washing your face can leave dirt, oil, and makeup on your skin, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. It’s important to cleanse your face every night before bed.
10. Believing unrealistic claims
Commercials often make unrealistic claims about the benefits of their products. Remember that no single product can magically transform your skin overnight. Stick to a consistent routine with products that are suited to your skin type and needs.