5 Common Mistakes Most People Make in Their Skin Care Routines – SkinCeuticals Vancouver

Generally, no matter well you think you’re taking care of your skin unless you’ve seen a dermatologist, you’re likely making some mistakes that are preventing you from having the best skin of your life.

As a skin laser clinic, we’ve seen it all when it comes to skin and skincare. There’s nothing we can’t treat with our procedures and calm with the help of SkinCeuticals Vancouver products.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest mistakes to avoid.

Mistake #1: Cleansing too much or using the wrong cleanser

Most people believe that cleansing is the cure-all for acne. The reality is that cleansing too much, especially with the wrong cleanser, can over-dry your skin and cause it to produce more oil which then clogs pores and causes whiteheads, blackheads and pimples to appear.

Use a gentle, clinical-grade cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils and protect its moisture barrier. At Arion, we love SkinCeuticals products and they are the very products we use on you after your treatments. They are gentle enough to use after procedures that make the skin sensitive yet effective enough to speed up healing time.

Solution: The SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser. You can also try the best-seller LHA Cleansing Gel for acne-prone skin.

Mistake #2: Not using sunscreen or not using enough

Premature ageing comes from exposure to sunlight and UV rays. Even when you don’t think you’re getting exposed to UV rays, you absolutely are. Sunscreen should be worn rain or shine, every single day of the year even during the winter. Whether it’s cloudy or you’re sitting in your home with the blinds open, make sunscreen a habit.

Solution: A favourite and a classic, the SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50.

Mistake #3: Exfoliating too much

Most people love the fresh, smooth feeling exfoliation gives them. Using the wrong exfoliant, however, can be detrimental to your skin, damaging its moisture barrier and making your skin dry, flaky, red and irritated. Low-quality physical exfoliants are full of tiny beads with rough edges that scratch and wound the skin. High-quality ones will have perfectly round, smooth beads that are much more gentle on the skin. In general, chemical exfoliants with lactic acid or glycolic acid are most recommended as these acids gently eat away at dead skin cells without being damaging to the skin.

Solution: The SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub (physical exfoliant) or Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight (chemical exfoliant).

Mistake #4: Using products not formulated for your skin type

Using the wrong products for your skin type can result in dry, irritated skin or even breakouts. You might also just see no results. First and foremost, consult with a dermatologist or visit our clinic to schedule a consultation and see which treatments or SkinCeuticals Vancouver products might suit you. It’s paramount that you know the unique needs of your skin, so you can use products with equally unique ingredients. It’s all about addressing your skin concerns.

Mistake #5: Believing that more is more

More is not more, less is more. It’s easy to think that pumping more product onto your hand will do your skin good, but it’s usually either counterintuitive or just wasteful. Stick to the classic rule of thumb of using a pea-sized amount for moisturizers and creams.

Looking to renew your skin? At Arion Skin Laser, we offer a wide range of SkinCeuticals Vancouver products, as well as treatments, uniquely suited to the needs of your skin type. To learn more or schedule a consultation, don’t be shy and get in touch.


Book for a free consultation session with our friendly and experienced team who have the expertise to explain procedures in detail and answer all of your questions. At Arion Skin Laser, Clinic our number one priority is to care for you and ensure that you receive body and skin treatments that are most suitable for your skin.