6 Extremely Common Self-Care Mistakes You Need to Avoid


There’s so much information out there when it comes to self-help and beauty techniques and advice; it’s so easy to get lost and ultimately feeling overwhelmed with everything you should be keeping up with in your daily life.

However, since there’s so much going, it’s so easy for things to get lost in translation; rumours fly, and mistakes are made which could end up costing you more than you think. Today, we’re going to help you avoid these problems by detailing six common self-help mistakes you need to think about.

#1 – Continuously Trying New Products

It can be very tempting to keep changing products and brands, especially when something’s not working quick enough or having the desired effect. However, it’s important to remember that things take time, and continuously putting new chemicals into your skin can cause more harm than good.

#2 – Not Focusing on Your Diet

Your diet is so important because, at the end of the day, you really are what you eat. If you’re eating lots of junk food and horrible foods, you’ll gain weight, and the processed chemicals will be making the cells that become your skin.

On the other hand, eat healthily, and your skin will be formed from these healthy foods, minerals and vitamins, which can do so much to your health over the long-term.

#3 – Too Much Washing

This is such a common problem because with facial treatments, day-to-day hygiene and other things like makeup, it’s so easy to get caught in the trap of washing your skin too much. This can make ache so much worse, especially if more than twice a day because you’re washing away the natural oils.

#4 – Not Checking Product Ingredients

Don’t get me wrong, looking on the back of a shampoo bottle can be mind-blowing when it comes to the ingredients used in these products, but since these are products you’re using daily and going directly onto your skin, it’s probably best to get educated.

If you’re unable to use a certain line of products, check to see what ingredients are in there, and which ingredients could be causing it. The more you know about this subject, the better and more effectively you’ll be able to look after yourself.

#5 – Not Locking in Moisture

It can be easy to snuggle up in your dressing gown after getting out the bath/shower and then moisturising after your favourite show has ended, but this won’t have the effects you’re looking for. To stop your skin loosing too much moisture, always moisturise as soon as you’re done washing.

Due to the fact you’ve been in hot water, your pores are open, and as soon as you stop washing your pours will start to close. Depending on your environment, this can cause you to rapidly lose moisture in your skin, which will cause it to dry out, lose natural oils and structure, and eventually crack.

Of course, this can then be prevented by simply moisturising as soon as possible.

#6 – Not Having Enough Water

Such a simple way to look after yourself but ignored by so many people. A vast number of spots, ache problems and skincare problems can be resolved over time by drinking enough water every single day, and it’s a great habit to develop for all areas of your wellbeing. 


As you can see, there are lots of little things you can do that can cause problems in your life, but with a bit of attention and education, they can be easily avoided. Be mindful of your routine and habits and get ready to look after yourself like never before.

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Freddie Tubbs is a lifestyle blog writer and editor at Boom Essays.

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