Skincare experts reveal their worst beauty mistakes

23 July 2014

When it comes to skincare and beauty, we’ve all made a few mistakes at some point in our lives. Believe it or not, so have the experts! Well, they’re only human after all. Here, they admit to their beauty mistakes: You’d expect a Dermatologist to be sun-savvy but New Jersey based Dr Jeanine Downie admits that between the ages of 16 and 20, she did not wear sunscreen – her profession back then? She was a lifeguard. She says: “Due to the sunburns, I developed melisma at the very young age of 21”. Having suffered from Hyperpigmentation for the last few decades, the Doctor now has a very different attitude towards sunscreen and reapplies it every two hours. Exfoliation is a useful way to get rid of dead skin cells and to boost circulation – it also helps to stimulate the production of collagen. So what happens when you exfoliate too much? Dr Kunin found that the scrubbing gave her a chest infection. She now advises a combination approach which includes Medical Microdermabrasion and a gentle Skin Peel. We all love to hear the latest anti-ageing solution but how about a tip to avoid premature ageing instead? Dr Doris Day, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at New York University Medical School says: “My father always told me not to rub my eyes. Since he was also an M.D. he may have been on to something. I didn’t listen and I ended up with puffiness and redness”. What beauty mistakes are you guilty of making? Let us know on Facebook.