Re: Biggest Skin Care CrimesThe biggest skin care crimes are ones of comission rathere than omission. Your skin will get over it if you wash your face with dial. Sure, its not luxurious, but 20 minutes later, the acid mantel has returned to its normal state. Sins of comission include doing too much- picking at skin, believeing that one needs an enormous variety of products , using a sunscreen and not reapplying every 2 hours( avobenzene breaks down and brings free readicals below the surface of the skin-causes more damage than no sunscreen), believing in the "halo" effect of sunscreen impregnated foundations (like eating at Subway-where people actually consume more calories because they think they are doing something healthy-SPF foundations give us a false sense of security). Touching th face, even unconsciously, and using dirty brushes or expired products.
At Ala Moana, there are little independant carts that sell skin care, makeup etc, and they prey on women with skin insecurities or women who wear too much makeup. tThese vendors actually aggressively persue women. Its' interesting to watch. I like to position my self behind the Kalo plant or the Koi pond......
Skin is the largest organ in our body, and generally should be easy to take care of-especially in young people. Some of the astringents that the vendors sell are harsh, perfumed, and full of alcohol-a rubefactant (causes redness and irritation). A simple astringent could be witch hazel. Bar soap won't age you. You wash your arms with it, and they are exposed to the sun as well.
Skin care should not victimize a person. If you need makeup remover, so be it, but no one needs a 2 hour routine. Not for their skin anyway.