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Skincare Pet Peeves: Top 5

Posted on: May 10th, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

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When you’re in the skincare business, it’s only natural to have a few skincare pet peeves. We’ve seen it all, and have learned exactly which habits can wreak havoc on your face and body. From estheticians to our pros right here at Actifirm, we’ve collected our top 5 cringe-worthy skincare practices:

Using Abrasive Scrubs. When it comes to exfoliation, harsher is not better. Physical exfoliators can irritate and even damage the skin, causing tiny tears in skin’s surface. For effective exfoliation that is gentle on the skin, try natural, enzyme-derived Actifirm Z-Peel – it gently exfoliates away dead skin cells with no harm to living tissue.

Picking at Skin. We know it’s oh-so tempting, but is an angry scab really an improvement over a small blemish? If you need extractions, please see a professional esthetician – your future self will thank you for preventing unsightly skin damage and scarring.

Using Low Quality Products. From time to time, you may be tempted to skip your high-quality skincare regimen in favor of a lower-cost option. Remember that the best skincare products, including those from Actifirm, are an investment in your skin’s future – they have been carefully researched by scientists and include premium, effective ingredients. While skincare professionals can work wonders on damage, there’s only so much that can be done to erase years of skin abuse. Take care of your skin with good products every day, and enjoy a lifetime of healthy skin.

Skipping Daily Sunscreen. If you’re a regular reader here, we’re sure you’re tired of hearing this one, but we can’t help ourselves. If you care about what your skin will look like in 20 years, not to mention if you want to avoid skin cancer, you need to wear a broad-spectrum sunblock on all exposed skin every day.

Not Washing Your Face. We get it, you’re tired – but is that extra minute it takes to cleanse away the day’s dirt and cosmetics really going to make or break your night’s sleep? A cleanser like Actifirm Evening Cleanser gently removes makeup, sunscreen, and environmental residues in a single step, without stripping the skin. Now that’s a reason to rest easy!

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