8 Ways You Are Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Skin
We all long for healthy & flawless skin. As a result, we try to use the best of skincare & makeup products on our face. But somehow zits & skin breakouts somehow manage to make their way into our skin! This is a sign that you might be unknowingly doing something wrong in your daily skin routine which is actually harming your skin. Let us have a look at some of these practices & try to avoid them in the future.
Sleeping With Makeup On
It is better to avoid wearing excessively heavy makeup in the first place. But if you still need to apply makeup, then always make sure to remove all of it before going to bed. Never ever sleep with your makeup on! Your skin naturally repairs itself during sleep & it needs to breathe. If you sleep with your makeup on, then it clogs the pores & leads to fine lines, premature ageing and acne.
Trying Too Many Products
Surrounded by innumerable new product launches, advertisements & product reviews, we do get tempted to try on new products which is only natural. However it is better to proceed with caution! Use skincare & makeup that is appropriate as per your skin type. Going for wrong products damages your skin in the long run & causes irritation & nasty breakouts.
Stress & Unhealthy Lifestyle
We are all guilty of this one! Stress is a part & parcel of today’s busy life. Due to lack of time, we tend to indulge in unhealthy eating habits. We also tend to compromise with sleep & adequate intake of water which can make the skin dull and lifeless.
Too Much Caffeine & Sugar
Indulging in high intake of caffeine & sugars also harms your skin. Caffeine makes your body dehydrated and the skin dry and dull. In addition, it leads to fine lines & wrinkles. Sugar causes the collagen to break down which leads to sagging skin. Thus, keep your sugar intake in check to and keep your skin healthy and tight.
Skipping A Sunscreen
If you think that you do not need sunscreen in winters, then think again! While the sun may not be quite as strong in the winters, but you are still prone to damage from UV exposure. Incorporate a quality sunscreen with a good amount of SPF into your daily skincare regime to avoid wrinkles and skin cancer.
Popping Your Pimples
Constantly touching your skin transfers bacteria from your fingertips to your face. This causes breakouts, acne and uneven skin. Avoid popping pimples at all times. Let it pop on its own. Squeezing pimples will only leave you with red, angry spots. In fact, your pores will get larger and the spots will look even worse.
Exfoliationg Too Much Too Often
Many women feel that they need to use a scrub harshly on the skin to get rid of dead cells. This not at all true! Over-exfoliating or exfoliating aggressively might actually injure your skin & lead to red & itchy patches. It damages the healthy cells & results in flaking & inflammation of skin cells. Exfoliating once a week is sufficient for a healthy & happy skin.
Long Hot Showers
We all love to take hot showers in the winters but spending too long under hot water strips away the moisture from your skin. Always make sure that you apply a moisturizer after a hot bath to keep your skin hydrated.
Are you too guilty of sabotaging your skin?
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