Easter Habits - Bad for the Skin?

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Easter is just around the corner, and it is the time of year where people around the UK start to get back into the eating habits that they completely removed during the forty days of Lent, such as chocolate, carbohydrates, dairy, or anything that other may seem to be classed as ‘unhealthy’.

But what Easter habits are bad for your skin and what are the best ways to treat issues that could arise?

Going Outside with No SPF

Some people think that when Easter arrives there’s a sudden change in weather, meaning that they can go outside with no sun protection on. However, this is something that you should aim to avoid during spring.

UV-A rays – ultraviolet light that is responsible for the breakdown of collagen – have the longest wavelength compared to the other ultraviolet light rays and they are present all year round. As such, the ideal situation would be that you wear sunscreen all year round to prevent the breakdown of collagen.

Therefore, it’s important to make sure that, if you want to keep your skin free from breaking down in your later years, you protect your skin from the sun all year round.

Incorporating Dairy in Your Diet

There have been various studies conducted over the years about dairy, and it has been suggested that milk has been associated with skin breakouts. Some reports say that the growth hormones within milk speed up the breakout process, meaning that eating Easter eggs could potentially make your skin worse.

It doesn’t affect everyone though, but make sure to keep an eye on what you are consuming during the Easter period.

Going to Bed Without Washing Your Face

After a long day’s work, it’s understandable if you just want to relax and go to sleep, but if you go to bed without washing your face, then this can result in breakouts – something you definitely don’t want. Throughout the day, your skin interacts with the environment, so you will most likely get some of those things, such as pollution and dust, on your skin.

You will also find oil and skin cells on your face, as that is what the skin does on a daily basis, but it’s vital to make sure that you wash your face regularly so that it can naturally heal itself overnight. If you wanted, you can invest in a high-quality cleansing agent that removes all the impurities from your skin, so that it can have a lovely relax while the rest of your body is asleep.

It’s easy to dip in and out of skin routines, but to maintain a flawless glow all year round, it’s important to make sure that you keep up with your skincare routine, whether you have specific ones for different times of the year, or you love to treat your skin every now and then.

We at Skinstation want to make sure that you are comfortable on your skin every day, which is why we specialise in providing the highest quality Obagi products that can help you maintain the youthful glow you’ve always wanted. Take a look at the products that we offer and see if there are any that can benefit you, or contact one of our skincare specialists to discuss your needs in detail.

Latest update: 21/08/2017
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