Whether it’s going to bed with some (or all) of your make-up, not drinking enough water or forgetting the benefits of eye cream, we all make skincare mistakes from time-to-time. However, some mistakes could be worse than others when it comes to the health of your skin. Dermatologist Dr. Justine Hextall, on behalf of The Harley Medical Group, explains what she believes could be getting in the way of better skin:

1. Over-complicating your skincare routine

“I would say 50% of those I see in my clinic have too complicated a regime that is actually damaging the skin barrier and unbalancing the natural acidic pH. The offering of skincare today is bigger than it’s ever been before and people have become a lot more experimental, particularly now with access to social media accounts focused on skin care and beauty advice.

“I advise caution as sometimes I see problem skin among girls in their 20s and 30s, purely as a consequence of constantly switching up products and over-zealous skin care regimes. My advice is find what works and try to stick to it for longer than a week! Products can take at least six weeks to start making a difference and also keep in mind that continued use is necessary to maintain the results, you have to remain committed to achieve the results you want!”