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Common skincare mistakes to avoid

When it comes to skincare, we all want the same thing: clear, glowing and healthy skin. With everyone having the same goal, you’d think it would be super easy to achieve, but with endless amounts of info and product recommendations out there, it can be a total minefield. If you’re sticking diligently to your regime but are not seeing the results, here are three common skincare mistakes that you may be making:

1. Applying your products in the wrong order

To give our skin everything it needs, we need a complete regime of products; there’s no such thing as a one-product-wonder. Each of these products needs to be applied in a specific order to allow them to penetrate efficiently and deliver visible results. Layer in terms of texture, starting from thinnest to thickest.


2. Mismatched ingredients

From retinol to vitamin C, glycolic acid to niacinamide, there are a whole host of wonder ingredients out there, but that doesn’t mean you need every single one in your regime. Loading on too many powerful actives at once can overwhelm and sensitise the skin, while some ingredients can actually cancel each other out.


3. Not using the right products for your skin concern

Your friend may have found a serum that transformed their ultra-dry skin, but that doesn’t mean you can expect the exact same results on your oily, acne-prone skin. Our skin has unique needs and requires a combination of products that tackle its individual concerns.

For a more detailed skin analysis and step by step by guide to a skincare regime tailored to you, take your skin quiz.

About the Author: Anna Puri

Dr Anna Puri is an Aesthetic doctor and GP with over 14 years experience in both the medical and aesthetic fields. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of St Andrews and University of Manchester. She continues to work both as an Aesthetic doctor at her clinics in Ascot and Kew and as a GP. Dr Anna brings her holistic approach to all aspects of the care she provides with a strong focus on advice and treatment that is specifically tailored to her patients expectations and needs. She has worked with cosmeceutical skin care brands and treated a wide range of skin concerns for over a decade. Dr Anna has a special interest in Antiaging skincare and procedures . Dr Anna's work has been featured in various magazines including Lux and The Aesthetics Journal. You can follow Dr Anna on the SkinoraUK instagram page and Skinora YouTube channel.

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Last update: April 4th, 2021

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