Skin Habits

Most skin problems arise due to poor diet and bad skincare habits. If you aren’t eating a healthy diet, you are weakening your skin from the inside. Similarly, hiding skin problems, using DIY methods, and not seeing a dermatologist on time can escalate the problems. For example, if you need a concealer all the time, you aren’t following a suitable skincare routine.

Here’re the poor skincare habits that are doing more harm to your skin than good

Over-scrubbing your skin

Facial scrub is necessary to exfoliate and cleanse your face. It removes dead skin cells to unveil the healthy skin underneath the flaky skin cells. However using facial scrubs too often can result in flaky, dry, and sensitive skin. You will notice that your skin has become tight and shiny due to redness. Exfoliate your skin according to its condition like 5 times a week for oily skin and once a week for sensitive skin. Also, you should use only chemical-based facial scrubs that are safe for all skin types.

Relying solely on an anti-wrinkle cream

An anti-aging cream can do wonders for your skin but why wait for wrinkles and fine lines to appear on your face. If you moisturize your skin regularly, you can delay the appearance of aging signs. Also, you should avoid the sun as much as possible and always wear an SPF of at least 30 when going out in the sun. However, some dermatologists suggest applying a quality SPF even when aren’t going in the sun.

Drying your wet face with a towel

Rubbing your wet skin with a towel isn’t the right way to dry your face. On the contrary, it can irritate your skin and force dirt and grime deep into the pores. If you have pimples, rubbing can inflame them. The right way to dry your face is to pat dry it with an organic towel and let it air dry. Also, you should use only dry towels as moist towels could have bacteria in them.

Sleeping with your hair down

Hair can transfer all the pollutants including dirt, chemicals from hair-care products, and natural oil to your face if you sleep your hair down. But you can keep your skin safe with a simple hack that is to tie all your loose hair in a pony to keep them away from your face.

Not changing your pillow cover

Your pillow cover is a foreign material touching your face while you sleep. It could trigger an annoying skin problem called acne mechanica. It is a type of acne that triggers when the skin comes in contact with a foreign material. But it can be solved by simply changing your pillow cover every two or three days.

Talk to a dermatologist to know which skincare product and routine will best suit to your skin. Also, avoid delaying seeing a dermatologist, if you have a skin problem. You can cure most skin problems by following good skincare habits and taking the advice of a dermatologist.

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