While neglecting to wash your face in the morning and/or before you go to bed every once in a while will not do damage to your skin, there are some things that you should never do to your face or body if you wish to have a great complexion. What’s more, while you are completely free to customize your skin care routine, there are some things that you can do too much of, such as “over exfoliating.” In fact, here are five things that you should avoid doing if you wish to have great skin at all times:
Picking at, or popping your pimples.
Even though you might feel compelled to pop that pimple on your cheek, nose, chin, or forehead, you shouldn’t! First of all, popping a pimple will likely cause your skin to scar, and that scar will probably take a while to fade. Second, your fingers are often full of bacteria and popping a pimple will make it worse, or cause that pimple to come back with a vengeance. In all, when the urge arises to pop a pimple, it’s best to wait it out if you don’t want any facial scabs or scars, as well as two pimples in the place of one.
Exfoliating too much.
There is nothing wrong with exfoliating, but doing it too often might cause irritation. Plus, if you do it too much, you will likely end up removing most of your top skin layer. When this happens, you will make your skin more vulnerable to sun damage and environmental toxins that cause skin issues. So, when it comes to exfoliating, less is better if you wish to have healthy skin.
Sleeping in your makeup.
As we mentioned above, going to bed without washing your face is okay every once in a while, but if you go to bed without washing your face, and you have makeup on, that is another story. Sleeping in makeup has the potential to cause breakouts, eye irritation, dryness, and other skin issues.
Not wearing sunscreen at all.
If you didn’t know, the sun’s rays can penetrate through the clouds, and sunscreen is not something you only wear in the summer. If you truly desire to have your skin remain free of sun damage at all times of the year, you need to wear a sunscreen every day.
Not getting a good night’s rest.
Unfortunately, it’s getting harder and harder for everyone to get a good night’s rest—especially in an age where people are working longer hours, up late taking care of children, or are just distracted by a TV or smartphone. Inevitably, just like your brain recharges while you sleep, so does your skin. More specifically, while you are sleeping, your brain and body remove toxins that would cause damage, and also allows for the creation of new cells.
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