Some rules are just meant to be broken. Scroll down to check out the 4 skin care rules that could be hurting your skin.
1. Exfoliate three times each week. Those of you with skin that isn’t sensitive are welcome to exfoliate up to three times a week. However, if your complexion is sensitive, red, and/or dry, exfoliating 1-2 times is your best bet. Too much exfoliation can damage the skin’s protective layer, leaving the skin vulnerable to additional irritation and sensitivity.
More of a good thing isn’t necessarily better! (Read: What happens if you never exfoliate?)
2. Drink 8 glasses of water a day for beautiful skin. While drinking lots of water will help you achieve radiant, glowing skin, there’s no hard-and-fast amount to consume each day. This should be determined by your weight and activity levels. For example, a man who weighs 180 pounds and is very physically active requires more hydration than a 110 pound, sedentary woman.*
3. Exfoliate using a scrub. Some of you should! After all, we love our Almond & Honey Non-Abrasive Face Scrub. Not to mention the Kiwi and Strawberry face scrubs… However, those with active acne breakouts and/or super-sensitive skin should steer clear of scrubs and opt instead for a chemical exfoliant, such as Glycolic Acid or Lactic Acid. (We recommend: Glycolic Foaming Cleanser)
4. Benzoyl Peroxide is the only way to get rid of acne. Benzoyl Peroxide (BP) has long been the standard treatment for acne, but it's not the only (and often not the best) option. Instead, check out products containing Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, and Thyme. (Check out: Drying Lotion) *Consult with your doctor regarding your hydration needs.