Skincare mistakes damaging your skin

Skincare mistakes damaging your skin

Most of us have a skincare routine that we stick to out of habit, but what if you are doing more harm than good? 
Here are the top skincare habits we're all guilty of.

Over Exfoliating

It’s tempting but highly damaging in the long term to buff away too much of your top skin layer because you’re actually removing the protective barrier that your skin has and once removed, your skin is exposed to environmental toxins and sun damage, which causes aging more rapidly. coffee body scrub


Falling Into Bed With Your Makeup On

You can be forgiven for that one drunken night, but it can’t be a habit. Not removing your makeup for the night clogs your pores and oil glands. When makeup becomes impacted in pores, it makes them appear larger. Once your collagen levels decline, the pore won’t snap back as easily once it has been enlarged.


Not Cleansing Properly

You may be diligent in makeup removal, but are you using the right cleanser to put your skin in optimal condition for overnight renewal? Look for a cleanser that contains the right ingredients, like antioxidants for protection, salicylic acid to help clear your pores, and witch hazel, which acts as a natural astringent.


Not Wearing Sunscreen Every Day

The best protection against skin aging is a good sunscreen defense. You should wear it everyday, and look for one that has an SPF of 30 or higher, It should also be broad spectrum, which means it helps to shield you from UVA rays which are known to cause photo aging of the skin. You should also remember to apply it to not only your face but to your chest and the top of your hands daily as well.


Picking At Your Face

Most of us know we shouldn’t do this, but lots of us do it anyway. Anytime you pick or pull at your skin, you are causing damage and creating irritation, scars and wrinkles, Just. Stop.


Using Dirty Makeup Brushes

Yes, it’s doing more damage to your skin than you think. Invest in a brush cleaner, especially for your foundation brush, keeping your brushes clean every day will ensure no dirt and old makeup buildup is going to effect your skin.


Not Applying Products In The Correct order

One of the keys to maximizing the benefits of the products in your regimen is to apply products with a thinner consistency before the thicker, creamier ones — no matter what their active ingredients are. Products with heavier consistencies can block lighter weight ones from penetrating the skin and doing their job.


Not Washing Your Sheets & Pillowcases Frequently Enough

Pillowcases accumulate a buildup of reside from things like conditioner and scalp oil that can clog your pores on your face over time. You should change your pillow case at least once a week or more if you are more acne-prone. Wash in hot water to kill off dust mites that can cause allergies.


Not Getting Enough Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep helps your skin to look its best. When the skin is getting less than optimum rest, it becomes dull and pale with under-eye circles. A lack of sleep can be so stressful that it can cause our bodies — including our skin — to generate free radicals.


Drying Out Your Skin

People with acne or the occasional spot think they need to dry out their skin, so choose products that are too harsh — which can cause further irritation than the breakout itself. Instead, look for a treatment that soothes while it targets your skin concern, and always finish with a hydrating moisturizer.


Eating a Bad Diet

Eat veggies that have a lot of color. Nature color codes them for us. The more colors you eat, the better your skin.


Taking Too-Hot Showers

It’s tempting … but problematic for your skin. Hot showers can strip your skin of essential moisture and healthy oils.

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