5 Ways You're Destroying Your Skin

5 Ways You're Destroying Your Skin



Your skin is the body's largest organ that serves as the first layer of defence against pollution and infections. Protection of the skin barrier is essential for a healthy and youthful look, as it helps neutralize the effects of external irritants. When your skin barrier is compromised, you can have dry or flaky skin, skin infections, and even acne. The daily activities you engage in either benefit or harm your skin barrier. While there are many things you can do to keep your skin healthy, the secret to having clear skin is knowing what you need to avoid that will damage it.

Read further to know the top five ways you are destroying your skin.


Ditching sunscreen

Sunlight is vital for general well-being as our body makes Vitamin D via skin exposure to sunlight. However, excessive sun exposure can harm human skin. Unprotected skin areas become dry due to the sun's heat, depleting the skin's natural oil reserves. Many skin-related abnormalities, including wrinkles, ageing-related diseases, and skin cancer, can be caused by UVA and UVB radiation. Collagen and elastin fibres present in the skin deteriorate more quickly from UV radiation than through natural ageing. Freckles are the most typical pigment changes brought on by the sun.

Sunscreen and moisturizers suitable for your skin type are the two most effective anti-ageing products. Choose from the DermDoc sunscreen series such as DermDoc Protection Gel Cream with SPF 30 & PA+++ or DermDoc UVA & UVB Broad Spectrum Sun Protection Gel Cream with SPF 50 & PA+++ to protect your skin from premature ageing and skin damage. For the best protection from the sun, apply it liberally 10 minutes before going outside during the day. Additionally, remember that UVA ray protection is required even indoors. Use sunscreen if you sit at a desk next to a window letting sunlight in because UVA rays can pass through glass. Reapply sunscreen at least every 2–3 hours, and more often if you are swimming or sweating.


Using the wrong face wash

Lady washing her face 

Face cleansing is the first step in skincare. It removes the dirt and grime from the face. However, if you use an incorrect formula, it can be harmful to your skin. Facewashes that give you a squeaky clean feel are not good. Such facewashes are usually filled with harmful chemicals like alcohol, fragrances, and microbeads that strip off the natural oils from the skin and make it dry. 

There are different face washes available for various skin types. A salicylic acid face wash is a boon to oily skin but can be highly unsuitable for dry skin. Therefore, choose your face wash correctly based on your skin type. If you have oily and acne-prone skin, you can choose the DermDoc Salicylic acid-based facewash to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin. If you have normal to dry skin, you could opt for the DermDoc 4% Niacinamide Facewash, which has a neutral pH, doesn't dry the skin out, and soothes redness due to the presence of niacinamide. If you have dull and tired-looking skin, you must try DermDoc skin glowing face wash formulated with the goodness of Alpha Arbutin. It helps in reducing scars and pigmentation and imparts an even glow to the skin.


Not investing in suitable face serums

Face serums have recently gained popularity as one of the necessities for ideal skincare because they are lighter and have a lot of active ingredients that target a specific problem. An ideal serum should be light in texture, free of fragrance, and contain active ingredients that can benefit your skin. A complete list of all the ingredients should also be included on the product label so that consumers can determine whether it is suitable for their skin or not.

You can consider choosing the DermDoc serum line if you have specific skin problems and want to address them without damaging your skin.


Applying too many products simultaneously


A vast array of products with shoes and accessories 

If you use too many skincare products simultaneously, it could backfire. Overusing multiple skin products or even a single product disrupts the skin barrier and causes various skin problems, including redness, breakouts, flakiness, and irritation. Some skincare products have a synergistic effect, which means they work better together. On the other hand, some skincare products have contrasting effects. For instance, hyaluronic acid enhances Vitamin C absorption; so, combining the two can be very beneficial. However, salicylic acid combined with retinol can be harsh on your skin. Moreover, if you use various products, it may become difficult to identify the product that caused an adverse reaction. Depending on your skin type, you can choose different AM-PM skincare routine combinations, but you should avoid using multiple products simultaneously.


Maintaining basic skincare hygiene and routine


Inadvertent skin picking, particularly when you have acne, not changing your pillowcases frequently, over-exfoliating, not cleaning your phones and gadgets, and consuming too much sugar are some factors affecting the skin that we tend to miss out on. Do not frequently touch your face as it can trigger inflammation and aggravate any existing skin condition. Keeping your face clean by washing twice daily, changing pillowcases regularly, and cleaning your mobile phones can prevent skin inflammation.


Just following a basic AM-PM skincare routine can work wonders for your skin if you know the right products. You can supplement your cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine with the appropriate skincare products by understanding your skin type and considering current skin conditions (acne, eczema, or any allergy). Products for oily skin may not work as well on dry skin, and vice versa. If you want clean and clear skin, first identify your skin type and select active formulations supported by science for that skin type. A good AM-PM skincare routine that includes skin products appropriate for your skin type can significantly impact your beauty. You can choose from a wide selection of skincare products from DermDoc, which are backed by science and designed for distinct skin types.




A minimalistic skincare routine tailored to your unique skin type can work wonders and significantly improve your skin. Using skincare products the right way and in the right quantity can address a lot of skincare concerns. Use skincare products that are clinically formulated to address specific skin concerns and transform your skin.


DermDoc is a 100% cruelty and toxin-free brand that believes in honest science. Visit our website for more interesting reads on skincare and to choose from our affordable and clinically proven skincare range.

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