Hidden Causes of Skin Damage

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We’re all guilty of a few bad habits that can damage our skin, such as sleeping in our makeup and not always eating the healthiest foods.

However there are number of other rather unexpected causes of skin damage, which might just surprise you. Here we take a look at some of these hidden causes of skin damage, to help you to protect your skin.

Avoiding Sunscreen in Winter

Just because it’s a little chillier outside and the sun is often nowhere to be found, doesn’t mean your skin is protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It can in fact be just as easy to get sunburned in the winter as in the summer!

Snow and ice can reflected the sun’s rays increasing your risk of sun damage. Hence it can be a good idea to use skin care products, such as moisturisers with SPF protection throughout the winter months to help keep your skin protected.

Over-Exfoliating

Exfoliating is as great way to remove dead skin cells, giving your skin a healthier, rejuvenated appearance. However, it’s important not to over-exfoliate.

Whilst exfoliating can do your skin a lot of good, it can also do a lot of bad too, if not done correctly. Over-exfoliating can leave your skin more susceptible to UV damage and contribute to skin ageing too.

There are a number of signs to look out for that can indicate you may be over-exfoliating. For example, your skin may feel noticeably tighter and be more sensitive than usual. The key with exfoliating is to be gentle, so make sure you go easy on your skin.

Stress

Whilst its common knowledge that feeling stressed can take its toll on both our physical and psychological wellbeing, research has also found that it can have a number of implications for our skin too.

Stress causes the levels of the hormone Cortisol in our bodies to rise. This in turn leads to an increase in oil production, which can cause a number of skin problems, such as oily skin and acne. So make sure you take time to de-stress!

Here at Skinstation we are skin care experts. We are able to offer a selection of effective skin treatments, include Obagi skin care products which can be used to treat an array of different skin conditions. For more information about our range of products and services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today by giving us a call on 01481 736699, to speak to a member of our professional team.

Latest update: 06/08/2015
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