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Are you committing these six skin sins?

As your body’s largest organ, your skin requires plenty of TLC to keep looking its best. You may be doing your best to maintain your skin’s appearance with a dedicated skincare routine, but it could be that you’re doing more harm than you realise.

Here, we cover six bad habits you may have and what effects they have on your skin.

You Smoke

There are dozens of reasons why you shouldn’t smoke, and one of them is that you’re damaging your skin beyond repair.

Not only does the nicotine leave stubborn, unsightly yellow stains on your fingers, but smoking ages you, contributing to deep wrinkles, dry skin, undereye bags, and a blotchier skin tone. Smoking has also been known to increase your chances of developing psoriasis, a condition characterised by red, scaly patches of skin.

Need help putting down the cigarettes for good? Give nicotine patches a try.

You Don’t Wash Your Face Before Bed

Going to sleep in makeup is a definite no-no, but even if you don’t wear makeup, going to bed without washing your face means you’ll be marinating in a day’s worth of oil build up. This is because your body temperature rises a bit when you sleep, increasing the absorption of whatever’s on your skin. This can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts, as well as greasy skin when you wake up.

You Don’t Wear Sunscreen

Skipping the sunscreen? Don’t. You’ll be more susceptible to sunburn, not to mention wrinkled, saggy, and spotted skin from UV radiation.

You could even be damaging your skin by using a sunscreen that is too weak. Aim for sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 and apply it to your face, hands, neck, and anywhere else that may be exposed to the sun. You can still get sun-damaged on a cloudy day.

Your Diet Consists of Junk Food

If your diet consists of packaged sweets, crisps, fried foods, and other junk foods, chances are you’ll see the effects of it, not only in the size of your gut but in the quality of your skin. Carbohydrates, particularly processed carbs, lead to spikes in your blood sugar, which triggers oil production and leads to more acne breakouts. Your skin will also look more inflamed and reddened.

 

You Exfoliate Too Much

Exfoliating is great to unclog your pores and give your skin that silky feel and dewy look. The bad news? You could be overdoing it.

Exfoliation subjects your skin to harsh cleansing, so doing this too many times can actually stimulate oil production, spread bacteria across your face, and even break blood vessels. You’ll notice excessively dry skin, irritation, redness, sensitivity, and flakiness. You should not exfoliate more than two or three times a week for normal and combination skin, and if you have sensitive skin, exfoliating once a week is enough.

You Don’t Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Not cleaning your makeup brushes? Perhaps you don’t think they’re dirty because, well, they’ve never touched anything besides your face, but there is more to your brushes than meets the eye. Bacteria, dead skin cells, and oil can all accumulate on brushes, which can clog your pores, result in an acne breakout, and contribute to bacterial infections. What’s more, dirty brushes mean patchy make-up application.

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Disclaimer: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed in the products mentioned, do not consume them. Always check with your doctor before trying a new medication or regime, and if irritation or allergy occurs stop using the product or medication immediately.

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Disclaimer: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed in the products mentioned, do not consume them. Always check with your doctor before trying a new medication or regime, and if irritation or allergy occurs stop using the product or medication immediately.

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