When it comes to skin care advice, many of us love turning to our favorite celebrities and beauty vloggers for guidance, but even those with the brightest complexions or the biggest followings would admit that they are no licensed expert. Only dermatologists can confidently speak about what you should be doing — and also not doing — to better your skin health. While there's nothing wrong with getting pimple-zapping tips or product recommendations from your favorite famous beauty faces, it can be difficult to navigate all of the information floating around on Instagram and YouTube. Who can you really trust? Dermatologists, that's who.
Bustle spoke to some of the industry's most trusted dermatologists, including Dr. Mona Gohara, to see what they wish their clients would stop doing to their skin. It might be simple to follow a straightforward list of to-dos to improve and protect your face, but what about all the things you are unknowingly doing that's actually causing irritation or worse, damage, to your skin? Here are 14 things every dermatologist wants you to stop doing immediately.