#1: Applying toothpaste as Spot Treatment
Putting toothpaste on a blemish is an outdated tip. Many toothpastes contain baking soda, peroxide, and alcohol that can temporarily help dry out a pimple but toothpaste is not meant for the skin. This will cause irritation and over-drying. Instead of toothpaste, try an over-the-counter spot treatment that contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
#2: Over-washing Your Face
Many people wrongly believe that acne is caused by dirty skin. It is important to remove all makeup or sunscreen before bed to avoid clogged pores, but over-washing your skin can actually make your skin worse. Too much cleansing can dry out the skin, which may cause dryness or dehydration, that can lead to an overproduction of oil.
#3: Skipping Moisturizer
If your skin is oily, you may believe that skipping moisturizer can help dry out blemishes. Skipping moisturizer dehydrates your skin - pick an oil-free moisturizer if you are prone to oily skin or clogged pores.
#4: Popping Pimples
Dermatologists stress this: trying to lance a pimple yourself is pretty much guaranteeing an infection. Popping turns an inflamed area into an open wound. Whether you stick a pin into the top or forcibly pop it, you’ve broken the skin barrier. And skin—even when it has a bulge under it—does a great job of blocking potentially infectious bacteria from entering your body. By introducing an opening, you’re giving those bacteria a chance to get inside. Leave your pimple alone and relieve pain with Cover Dot Acne Care.
#5: Overusing Products
When you have breakouts, it is very tempting to use too many acne products or use a product too often. This method can be counterproductive - some acne treatments can be drying and causing irritation. This can lead to more breakouts and prove to be counterproductive.