5 Common Skincare Mistakes

Don’t let your skin become a victim of these skincare no-nos.

Spring is the perfect time to switch out your skincare routine — and (hopefully) begin breaking some of your bad-beauty habits. Here are five skincare mistakes that might be affecting your skin.

1. Not Changing Skincare Regimes Enough
If you're feeling a little drab entering a new season, it's a great time to think about changing systems. There comes a point, in many cases, when the products you've been using simply aren’t effective anymore. Perhaps your skin has changed or the active ingredients have become less potent. Whatever the case may be, if you feel as if your skin isn't getting better, consider a switch.

We recommend using the Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System to reveal more youthful, brighter skin.

2. Sticking to Your Old Ways
Skin care is a lot like technology — there is something new every single day. It's fun to explore the advances that might just keep us looking younger, without doing anything drastic. Of course, all of us bring our preconceived notions from past skincare troubles. However, your face isn’t the same as it was twenty years ago. It’s OK to push your hesitations aside and be open to trying new things. You never know; it may just work out in your favor.

3. Buying on Impulse
Yes, it's exciting to start a new skincare regime. But you don't have to spend a lot of money doing so. Buy one or two products at a time, then test them on your hand or arm to make sure you don't have a reaction. Slowly purchase other products in the line if your skin responds well. We recommend trying the Olay Professional Pro-X line for professionally designed anti-aging skin care products. Always be on the lookout for samples, too. Whether they are offered in the store or online.

4. More-is-more Mentality
If your new cream says to use it once a day, won't it be better if you use it twice a day or more? The answer is no. Less is always more — for makeup and for skincare products. Always follow the instructions and fully read the labels of your products, or else your skin will suffer the consequences.

5. Hanging on to Old Products
Once you fall in love with a new product, then ditch the old. Remember, anything cream-based changes chemically after six months or can even spoil. So do some spring bathroom cleaning. Bonus: You have more room now for new products!

Do you have any bad skincare habits? Tell us about them in the comments below, and be sure to let us know how you plan on overcoming them!


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