Skincare Do's and Don'ts

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DO's
Health skin starts from the inside. Eating healthy foods, getting exercise, drinking plenty of water can help to fight free radicals tha cause acne and premature aging. Good hygiene practices also play an important role in overall skin health and appearance.
Wear a good moisturizer with SPF even on cloudy or rainy days. Although you may not notice, UV rays do pass through clouds.
Follow your skin care protocol as recommended if you want to see better results.
Get a facial. Aside from the relaxing and pampering experience, having a facial done at least every two weeks helps with the overall improvement of your skin.
DON'Ts
Don't pick or bust pimples. Although you may be tempted to burst that annoying pimple or blackhead, it can lead to blemishes and even scarring. Try not to touch your face. Your hands carry bacteria that you can transfer to your face causing more acne. It's best to leave this up to the medical professionals and estheticians.
Don't overdo it with harsh skin care products. Overdoing it with harsh skin care products can exacerbate the problem you are trying to correct. If you are uncertain about the products you are using, consult your dermatologist or an esthetician before attempting self-treatment.
Over-exfoliating can exacerbate the problem you're trying to treat. This can lead to irritation, the spreading of acne, and more acne flair ups. Allow your skin to recover after a deep exfoliation.
Not all DIY skin care ideas work. Skin care is as unique as the person. What may work for someone else ay not work for you even through he or she may appear to have similar skin conditions. If in doubt, do a spot test first.
Avoid drinking too much coffee. Caffeine may stimulate the body's response to stress which can trigger the overproduction of sebaceous glands leading the the risk of pores being clogged and obstructed.