In my pursuit of silky, radiant skin, I overused physical and chemical exfoliants, resulting in irritation and a compromised skin barrier.
I used to believe that sunscreen was only necessary for beach days, so I ignored it on a daily basis. This caused premature aging and increased skin damage risk.
At one point, my skincare routine consisted of over ten phases, including a number of serums and treatments. This led to product excess and did not produce the desired results.
I used popular or highly rated products without contemplating whether or not they were suitable for my skin type. This frequently resulted in acne or dehydration.
I was unable to control my impatience, and I would burst pimples as soon as they appeared. This not only spread bacteria but also lead to scarring.
I frequently used new products without conducting patch tests, resulting in allergic reactions and skin irritations.
I neglected my neck and décolleté, which are also prone to withering and require care, because I was solely concerned with my face.
In an attempt to eliminate acne, I used cleansers that were too harsh and robbed my skin of its natural oils, exacerbating the condition.
I frequently skipped stages in my skincare routine or frequently switched products, which did not provide my skin with the consistency.
For persistent skin issues, I relied solely on internet advice and never consulted a dermatologist, resulting in protracted problems and ineffective treatments.