The essentials steps, we know. Sunblock, moisturizer, exfoliation, regular maintenance…But what about bad habits that causes you to de-beautify your skin? Let’s check them out and get rid of them!
Smoking You’re not only damaging your health, but you can develop more and more deep wrinkles and a blotchier skin tone. In fact, every decade of smoking results in a perceived extra 2.5 years of age.
Drinking Too Much Drink more than once a day, and your skin suffers. Alcohol increases the level inflammatory agents in the bloodstream, which can hasten skin sagging over time.
Dirty Brushes Here’s why: they clogged pores and bacterial infections. Once a week, lather your makeup brushes with a gentle shampoo, rinse well, and let them dry overnight.
Constant Phone Use Resting your chin or cheek against a phone, can lead to breakouts. Leaning your face against it can cause friction, occlusion, and heat, all of which can make you break out. Consider using a headset.
Over Exfoliating Harsh cleansing or too much exfoliating can actually exacerbate oil production and worsen breakouts by spreading bacteria. A gentle alternative: use a glycolic peel, three times a week.
Late Nights Sleep deprivation causes stress, which can aggravate all skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Sleep is the time when your body repairs the damage from the day, and interrupting that process will slow down cell turnover, which can make your complexion sallow.
Bedtime Negligence Letting skin marinate in makeup at night—not to mention a day’s worth of oil buildup—can lead to clogged pores and zits. Your body temperature increases slightly when you sleep, which can enhance absorption of whatever’s on the surface.
Tanning In trying to protect itself from continued exposure to the sun, skin thickens and produces melanin, the pigment that darkens cells. Any pigment change from UVA or UVB light can cause premature aging and increase the likelihood of skin cancer.