When it comes to the everyday person’s beauty regime, it is amazing to see the bad skincare habits that some people have!  Apart from the obvious recommended “no-no’s” like smoking, sun beds and lack of hydration, accidental skin sabotage is more common than you realise.

More and more men and women are treating their skin with good practices gone wrong.  Some habits such as over-exfoliation, excessive skincare product usage and binge treating on the skin are just a small sample.  Here are the top three bad skincare habits that we see from our clients at Australian Skin Clinics.

Chronic scratching and picking at the skin

Pimples, acne and dry skin are concerns that have affected us all at one time or another and we have all heard our mothers and the experts say: “stop scratching and picking!”  This advice has not changed, so it’s time to put a stop to this bad habit or risk permanent scarring of the skin.

At Australian Skin Clinics we offer our clients a range of advanced skincare treatments and retail products that can help clear your complexion and regulate the oil flow and balance in your skin.  Treatments such as our 10-Step High Performance Microdermabrasion and Fractional Radio Frequency are ideal for treating these common skin concerns.

Forgetting sun protection

If you haven’t heard of the saying SLIP, SLOP, SLAP – we hope that rock you’re living under is nice and shady! Every day we have clients whom we treat for excessive pigmentation, sun damage, uneven skin tone and premature fine lines are wrinkles.  All can be attributed to excess sun exposure and lack of continued sun protection.  As part of all home skincare regimes, everyone should apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen such as Balense UV Defiance SPF 50+ every two to four hours each day.

Using soap suds on your face

For some reason so many of us grew up with the belief that your skin has to be squeaky clean to be healthy.  You would be surprised to know just how many men and woman visit our clinics on their first skin consultation and are using heavily fragranced soap bars or gels as a daily facial cleanser.  With just a simple change from soap to a non-irritating cleanser such as Balense Hydrating Gentle Cleanser, you will receive a deeper and more calming cleanse that will assist in the replenishing you skin’s hydration and health.

For a personalised and tailored treatment plan, designed to suit your individual skin’s needs, visit your local Australian Skin Clinics for a complimentary consultation today!