Everyone has bad habits, especially when it comes to skin, and although these little habits may not seem to matter from day to day they can have a huge effect on your skin as you age. We believe that everyone deserves to have beautiful, healthy skin; so to help you to achieve that we’ve identified the most common skin habits that need to be broken!
Smoking is not only bad for your overall health; it also has negative cosmetic effects. Smoking causes premature aging of the skin such as wrinkles and discolouration. This is a habit you will need to break if you want to keep your skin healthy both on the surface and below; quitting smoking can be tough but the benefits are countless. Even if you’ve been smoking for many years your skin can still benefit if you decide to quit.
Forgetting to Remove Makeup
Every woman is guilty of this, cleaning away layers of makeup is time consuming and boring – especially if you’re desperate to get to bed. Leaving make-up on can lead to clogged pores and therefore spots; the risk of this is increased should you suffer from acne outbreaks. It is incredibly important to wash your face at the end of the day as you will cleanse away environmental dirt and oil build-up.
Using the Wrong Skincare Products
Using the wrong type of skincare products for your skin is an exceptionally common practice, some products can actually enhance the skin problems that you are concerned with. Before choosing your creams and skin treatments you should always ensure that find out what type of skin that you have and then you can be sure that you’re picking the right products for your skin.
Drinking too Much Alcohol
Drinking a small amount of alcohol won’t cause too much harm but if you’re drinking a large amount daily or even weekly you could be damaging your skin. Alcohol causes the level of inflammatory agents in the bloodstream to increase this can lead to premature aging and sagging of the skin.
Using Old Make-up Brushes
Using old make-up brushes is something that many of us don’t think about; what’s the harm, it’s just a brush? But if you continue to use the same old brush you could end up with blocked pores which will lead to an outbreak of spots. This is because of a bacteria and dirt build-up in the brush, to avoid this you should wash your brushes at least once a week.
If you desire flawless, healthy and beautiful skin you need to take note of the bad skin habits above and try your best to break them. It may not be easy but you will see the benefits in the end!
At Skinstation we offer an outstanding range of excellent skin care products including the innovative Lustre acne treatment. If you would like more information or need any advice in relation to which products are the best for your skin, please give us a call on +44 (0)1481 736699.