Unless your circle of friends includes board-certified dermatologists, you want to take any skincare advice you get with a grain of salt. Here are some of the worst things you can do to your skin.
Worst Things You Can Do To Your Skin
#1 Using soap to get rid of dark spots
No, your face is not a pair of cream-colored linen pants. Save the spot removal for the drycleaner, since hyperpigmentation needs to be treated with special ingredients to lighten and even out skin tone—NOT soap.
#2 Popping pimples
This is a good way to spread infection and get some nice scars going, but in terms of solving the pimple problem? No, not so much. Go with the standard acne cream to solve issues with acne or explore other solutions with your dermatologist.
#3 Washing away oily skin
No, washing your skin five times a day will NOT help your skin, it can actually make it worse. Over-washing dries out the skin, so your body may produce more oil to compensate. Dermatologists mostly recommend washing your facial skin twice a day, using gentle, water-based cleaners.
#4 Give Yourself a Kitty Litter Facemask
While some clay-based kitty litters have some ingredients that can be helpful for skin, some of the ingredients used (like fragrances to mask bad odors) can be quite irritating. It’s best to keep the litter for kitty.
#5 Use a colored pencil as an eyeliner
No—you could end up irritating your eyes severely. Eye makeup isn’t just randomly put together—the FDA makes sure the ingredients in it will be “easy” on the eyes and not irritating. Colored pencils aren’t for eye use, no matter what your well-meaning friend or the beauty magazine says.
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