The cosmetic doctor shares the skincare mistakes we’re all making—including switching products too often and forgetting the SPF—and how to fix them
- Dr. Yalda Jamali, 31, Cosmetic Doctor and Skin Consultant at Skin Proud
- She notes three main skincare ‘mistakes’ she sees her clients making
- They’re exfoliating too often, not using SPF, and changing routines too often
A cosmetic doctor shares the three skincare mistakes we’re all making when it comes to how we apply our products — and how often — and which ‘musts’ you should be spending your hard-earned money on.
Dr. Yalda Jamali is a Cosmetic Doctor and Skin Consultant with Skin Proud, and has seen a large number of patients damaging their skin barrier by accidentally exfoliating too often, not applying the right amount of SPF, and changing routines regularly. lets see.
The 31-year-old doctor, who lives in Sydney, told Femel that there’s an easy way to avoid these mistakes, but it’s important to first admit that you’re making them.
Dr Yalda Jamali is a cosmetic doctor and skin consultant with Skin Proud, and sees a lot of patients accidentally damaging their skin barrier
too much manual exfoliation
These include scrubs and are generally too harsh, especially for general use.
‘There are many great chemical exfoliants on the market nowadays including AHAs, BHAs and PHAs that exfoliate without compromising the skin’s barrier, if used correctly,’ explained Dr Yalda.
‘You definitely don’t want to use both a mechanical and a chemical exfoliant.’
not enough spf
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.
Not only is it important to apply sunscreen every morning before leaving the house, it’s also important to reapply it every few hours over makeup.
‘Living in a country like Australia, this is more important in the summer months,’ Dr Yalda said.
A spoonful is all that is needed for your face and neck for each application.
Skin Proud uses gentle yet active ingredients to help celebrate natural skin
changing skincare routine too often
We need to give products enough time to see whether they are ‘working’ for our skin or not.
“With so many skin care products on the market, I can see why this can be a challenge,” she said.
‘But chopping and changing our routines frequently will make it impossible to find which product works best for us and we may even be putting our skin barrier at risk.’
If you’re new to skincare, you may want to start with a few products and build up slowly.
How to create a skincare regimen
1. Shuddha (Skin Proud Velvet Cloud Cleanser)
2. Antioxidant Serum With Ingredients Like Vitamin C or Niacinamide
3. Moisturizer if you have normal to dry skin
4. And finally SPF
1. Double cleansing if you wear makeup, I like to use an oil-based cleanser first
2. Tone (Skin Proud Detox Tonic)
3. Retinoid-Based Products (Such as Skin Proud Recharge Serum)
Dr. Yalda recommends splurging on skin care that contains active ingredients that matter most to you and your skin concern.
These typically include retinoids, vitamin C, and exfoliating acids.
‘You can find great and affordable alternatives to high-end cleansers and moisturizers at your local drugstore.’