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Tips To Avoid 5 Skincare Mistakes

Brian Melville

A lot of times, it is the little things that hurt our skin without us even noticing. We can be using all the right products and still have things about our skin that need fixing or improving. 

The truth is that finding the right products is not always enough. Application is half the job. If you are making mistakes while using your skin care products, they are not going to work effectively.

These mistakes can range from using your products too frequently or not frequently enough, missing necessary steps in your skin care regimen, and using the right products in the wrong places.

Without guidance, you cannot be blamed for making these little mistakes, so accountability starts today. We will provide you with simple tips that can help you avoid major mistakes in skin care. Going product by product, we will list common mistakes and what adjustments you need to make to rectify these issues.

Not Properly Washing Your Face

Let’s start with face wash. Regardless of how extensive or minimal your skin care routine is, every man washes his face. 

One of the most common mistakes made with face washing is how often it is done. The perfect number of times to wash your face every day is twice — once in the morning and once at night. Believe it or not, washing too many times a day can cause your skin harm. 

It may sound impossible for you to clean your skin too much, but overwashing can actually result in dryness and irritation. The only instance in which you should add an additional wash into the mix is if you participate in a sweaty midday activity. 

Whether you are spending time out in the sun, engaging in a high-intensity workout, or doing some heavy lifting at work, sweat should not be left on your skin for a long period of time.

Precipitation is a natural and necessary process which means that sweat is not technically harmful. However, what can be harmful is sweat or any other substance clogging your pores. 

Clogged pores can result in acne and visible signs of premature aging.

Avoid this by washing your face after sweating or hitting the shower. If you choose to wash your face in the shower, resist the temptation to use your body wash on your face. It might not seem harmful to use your body wash on your face, but it actually can be. 

Not Investing In The Right Products

Our skin is one big organ, covering the entire span of our body, but there are differentiations between each area of skin. For example, the skin on your face is much thinner than the skin on other areas of your body. This means that a body wash designed to thoroughly clean your body may be too harsh on your face, and a face wash designed to thoroughly clean your face may be too light on your body

For body wash, we recommend using Particle Body Wash.

Particle’s body wash uses high-grade Dead Sea minerals to deeply cleanse your skin while keeping it moisturized, energized, and smelling fresh. Our body wash is safe to use on all skin types and uses minerals such as magnesium, sodium, and potassium that enhance your skin without drying or irritating it.

When it comes to washing your face, we recommend Particle Face Wash

Our cleanser washes away dirt and leaves your skin fresh and clean. Our product contains premium ingredients like allantoin, cinnamomum extract, and panthenol that heal damaged or dry skin, protect damaged cells, increase collagen levels, hydrate the skin, and calm irritation.

If you are washing your face outside of the shower, start by rinsing both your hands and face with water. Washing your hands is important for ridding them of bacteria before touching your face, preventing any further spread of unwanted substances. 

Use lukewarm water to open up your pores without burning your skin and removing necessary oils. Pump a handful of foam onto your wet palms and spread it gently over your face before rinsing the product thoroughly off of your skin.

Not Moisturizing At All 

One of the biggest misconceptions about face cream is that not everyone should use it, depending on skin type. The truth is that the biggest mistake you can make when it comes to moisturizing is to not moisturize at all.

Those with oily or combination skin may have very understandable concerns about moisturizer further clogging their pores. When your pores become clogged with excess sebum, grime, and bacteria, they can become infected and develop into acne. 

That being said, not every face cream puts your skin in this sort of danger. There are many creams on the market that are safe to use on all skin types to great effect.

For example, Particle Face Cream is made for men with all skin tones and sensitivity levels. 

A big part of this stems from our careful combination of high grade ingredients. These ingredients include jojoba oil, vitamin E, allantoin, and glycerin.

By applying your face cream every morning and every night at the end of your skin care routine, and only before your sunscreen, our product can help you to reduce wrinkles, alleviate eye bags, soothe the skin after shaving, remove dark spots, and nourish and moisturize your skin.

Squirt a dime-sized amount of the cream onto your fingers and then massage it into your forehead, under eyes, cheeks, nose, and chin. Make sure a thin layer of your product covers the entirety of your face. Follow this routine in the morning and at night.

Using The Wrong Face Masks

Face masks are an extremely popular tactic for providing your skin with a boost of nutrition. The benefits of face masks vary from mask to mask. Some are designed to hydrate and moisturize while others are designed to dry and exfoliate. 

The best way to reap the benefits of a face mask is to pick the right one for your skin type. Everyone’s skin type is determined by their genetics. The five skin types are dry, oily, combination, sensitive, and normal. 

Every skin type comes with its own set of strengths and needs.

The wrong face mask may exacerbate your skin’s weaknesses, while the right one can strengthen the feel and appearance. Selecting the right face mask for your skin type is simple. 

For example, if your skin type is dry, you are going to want to avoid face masks with drying effects. If your skin type is oily, however, and prone to acne, a drying face mask could be exactly what your skin needs.

Once you have selected the right face mask, you must be using it an appropriate amount of times a week. A common face mask mistake is using face masks too frequently. The appeal of quick and instant additional nutrients being transferred to your skin may tempt you into using face masks every night. In reality, face masks should only be used once or twice a week for you to reap all the benefits safely.

We recommend Particle Face Mask. Our face mask is designed to be used weekly for deep cleansing. Our mineral face mask made of ingredients like charcoal powder, kaolin, bentonite clay, and aloe vera is specially engineered for men to help fight acne, reduce blackheads, reduce pore visibility, fade blemishes, draw out skin dirt, and firm up the skin.

To use the mask, start by cleansing your face thoroughly. Next, apply a thick layer evenly over your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin while leaving the skin under the eyes exposed. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes have passed, rinse your face with facial soap and finish off by spreading moisturizing cream over your skin. 

Not Using Beard Oil

Many men neglect to properly moisturize their facial hair and the skin that lies below it. A popular technique is to use your face cream on your beard. While you do have the option to try and massage your lotion into your beard, facial moisturizers are not designed for this purpose. Beard oil, on the other hand, is. 

Beard oil is essentially a hydrating conditioner that is designed to soften beard hair, tame flyaways, and moisturize the skin beneath your beard. You should be using your beard oil as often as you use your face cream.

We suggest Particle Beard Oil

Our beard oil is a unique blend of 100% natural oils such as jojoba oil, hemp oil, and avocado oil that provides you with maximum hydration and shine and a well-groomed look that is sharp and soft all at once.

Drip three to four drops of oil onto your hand and spread on your fingertips and palms. Work the oil into the beard and the skin of your chin and cheeks. If you have thicker or longer facial hair, you are welcome to use a brush or comb instead.


In conclusion, there are many little ways to accidentally make the perfect skin care routine result in a myriad of imperfections on your skin. The important thing is education and self-discipline. 

Now that you are aware of common skincare mistakes and how to avoid them, you can begin to practice improved skin care and reap all the benefits.

That’s why we formulated Particle for YOU.


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