5 Things That Are Bad For Your Skin (You’re Probably Doing These Regularly)
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There is no such thing as perfect skin. Everyone has to deal with various kinds of problems because every skin is unique, and there is a variance in how the skin reacts to different stimuli.
Skincare is not only smearing all kinds of serums and moisturizers on your face… So you have to be strategic with your approach.
Having a proper skincare routine is about using the right products for your skin type and letting your skin breathe from time to time and watching out for these simple things that we practice in our daily lives and contribute towards breakouts and skin problems. If you want to know what you’re doing wrong, then sit tight and read on!
Things That Are Bad For Your Skin
Touching your face
Your hands come in contact with a lot of things daily, like food, the TV remote, your cat/dog, and various unclean surfaces. Even if you wash your hands, some bacteria and germs remain, and they transfer to your skin when you touch your face. If you have acne-prone skin, this may result in a breakout.
You might have a crazy urge to pop that pimple or blackhead, but it could lead to permanent scarring. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), people with oily skin need to control touching their faces because the bacteria, oil, and dirt can lead to breakouts and clogged pores.
There tends to be a lot of confusion about exfoliation. It is an essential thing when it comes to skincare because it helps to increase cell turnover + gets rid of any dead skin cells that are sitting on your skin and are blocking your pores.
However, you should physically exfoliate your skin 1-2 times a week to get rid of impurities, no more than that. Less is more when it comes to exfoliation because your skin has a natural process of renewing itself every 28 days – anything extra can remove the protective skin barrier.
Keeping those bad lifestyle choices
I hate to admit it, but your lifestyle choices profoundly affect your skin’s condition. Some of the things that impact your skin are smoking, not drinking enough water, not getting enough sleep, consuming too much caffeine and alcohol (I know, I know… It’s Rosé!), and of course, not having a balanced healthy diet.
It’s tough to try and stay away from all those greasy, processed foods but, if you cut these out from your diet, you can see your skin getting better. Working out/exercising is super great for your skin as well because, through the process of sweating, you are helping your pores to purge themselves.
Relying on makeup wipes to remove your makeup
They’re a lazy girl’s best friend, but makeup removing wipes could be wreaking havoc on your skin! There is a convenience factor of sticking to makeup wipes, whether you are traveling or are just tired after a long day – all you wish for is to take off your makeup quickly.
However, the problem with using only makeup wipes to remove your makeup is that you are leaving a lot of chemicals, dirt and extra makeup on your skin. They’re really not that effective in removing all of your makeup, so after using a wipe, make sure to cleanse your face with a cleanser to remove any residual products.
Not changing your pillow covers often
Make sure to change your cover every alternate day (if not every day!). Switch your cotton pillow covers to silk/satin ones because your skin is delicate, and the harsh cotton fibers won’t do you any favors.
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Taking care of your skin is as important as taking care of your mind and body. It is essential to have a good skincare regime, so make sure to use the right products for your skin! And if you remove these unhelpful habits from your life, I’m sure your skin will thank you.