Skin care plans are not something that has to be complicated to devise, and even more complicated and time consuming to implement. Still, depending on your skin type, medical conditions and proneness to things like acne breakouts, they sometimes are. For some people, on the other hand, a skin care plan consists of little more than washing the face twice a day and applying some moisturizer.

However, no matter how complicated your skin care regimen may turn out to be, it’s still important to have one, and while devising one, it’s important to avoid making some common mistakes. That way, you’ll make sure your skin gets all the attention it needs to be healthy. But what are the common mistakes people make when putting together skin care plans?

Well, the first mistake which is easily avoided and which may actually help you avoid some of the others on this list is – doing it on your own. If you’re one of the lucky few with perfect complexion, normal skin, and no other skin issues, then you’ll be fine on your own. But the more problems you have with your skin, the more you need someone experienced – a skin care specialist, or even dermatologist – in your corner when figuring out how to take care of your skin.

The second mistake, easily avoidable if you have a professional advising you – is to skip taking your age and skin type into account. You don’t need anti-aging products if you’re young, and you need to be careful when looking at the products that are advertised to do wonders, and find out whether they’ll do wonders for your skin type at all.

The third mistake is to follow a single regimen all year-round. If you’re living in a place where weather stays the same during the whole year, that’s fine, but if you’re not – you need to change things up according to the seasons. Your skin will have different needs in the summer and in the winter, and your skin care regimen needs to reflect it.

The forth mistake would be – fear to change things up. Over time, your skin will change, and the products that used to do wonders simply won’t suffice anymore, or will become redundant. If you have someone to talk to about your skin care plan, make sure to ask them from time to time if there are new products on the market that will benefit you more, or whether it’s time to try something different because the old stuff stopped working.

So there you have it – the four mistakes people make when making their skincare plans. If you manage to avoid these mistakes, you’ll be more likely to have a good plan to take care of your skin, in any season, and you’ll know when to modify it to get even better results.