7 bad skincare habits you need to stop right now
We cannot always be 100% careful with our skin but there are some things we do that might actually be responsible for the unexplainable break outs on our skin.
As thus, you need to examine what you might be doing wrong that is affecting your skin.
Some people rule out skincare routine as a probable reason behind their breakouts and instead convincing themselves that they generally have problematic skin or blame it on other triggers. Well, this might not be necessarily the case.
You might be doing some things that affect your skin and discontinuing these behaviors might actually do you good. But if you think you are doing all you can to keep your skin clear and it’s not working then consulting a dermatologist would be a good idea.
Here are some bad skincare habits you should consider stopping right away:
1. Not drinking enough water
Water is responsible for hydrating our skin and making sure we get rid of harmful toxins from our bodies. Make sure to consume the recommended 8-10 glasses of water a day to ensure that both your body and skin are well hydrated.
You can add sweeteners such as fruits to enhance the taste of your water for those who like me who detest plain water.
2. Always touching your face
Your hands handle very many things. From picking up stuff at the supermarket to opening doors. This means that they are constantly exposed to bacteria and harmful germs which can cause breakouts on your face.
Constantly wash your hands with soap and water and avoid touching your face as much as possible.
3. Not moisturizing
It’s important to moisturize your skin on a daily basis. Apply a generous amount of moisturizer all over your body after a shower. This will ensure that your skin is well moisturized.
Use a moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type and one that tackles your skin problems like hyperpigmentation, sensitivity etc.
4. Being exposed to extreme heat
Being exposed to high temperatures can cause your skin to get dry. In extremely hot conditions you end up losing a lot of moisture through sweating which can make your skin dry.
Make sure to use your sunscreen on a daily basis to prevent effects of being exposed to the sun. Make sure to use a sunscreen to protect your skin from the harsh sun rays which can dry skin.
5. Using harsh chemicals
Sometimes not all products launched into the market are gentle on the skin. Some of them contain very harsh chemicals that can cause the skin to dry up.
Make sure you read the ingredients in the products you use and ensure they don’t have harmful chemicals that can dry off your skin.
6. Popping pimples
Popping pimples can cause the spread of bacteria on the skin which may result in more pimples. Also, popping pimples might cause black heads and I’m sure you wouldn’t want that.
Avoid popping pimples at all costs. Instead, let it dry out by itself. You can use prescribed ointment to help with this process.
7. Using the wrong products for our skin
I know you want to use the latest designer moisturizer or face wash but it might actually do more harm than good to your skin. Just stick to the products that work for your skin type and check the labels for indications such as dry skin, oily skin or all skin types before purchasing a product
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