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Ignorance Is Blemish: 5 Skin Care Habits to Trash

Posted by Joanna Flora on

Dispose of These 5 Habits for Your Best Skin Care

You try and try but your skin won't seem to clear up? In this case, ignorance isn't bliss. These are 10 habits you need to shelve for your best skin care skin.

In 2016 the skin care market boomed to $121 billion

There are tons of skin care treatments that you can try, and some may work for you.

But have you noticed that some of the habits you've started haven't been effective in keep your skin clean and clear?

We're here to give you the top five skin care habits that you can do away with.

1. Not Removing Your Makeup

We've all done it, but that doesn't mean it's okay. 

We're talking about falling asleep without taking your makeup off.

Your makeup contains tons of chemicals that seep into your pores, leaving them clogged. 

If you consistently forget to remove your makeup each and every night, you are only setting yourself up for failure.

So next time you think about sleeping in your makeup, think about the health of your skin.

2. Forgoing the Sunscreen

If you aren't using a daily SPF, you should reconsider this habit. 

Your skin is super sensitive to sunlight. By not applying daily sunscreen, you are increasing your risk of wrinkles and dark spots on your skin. And who wants to add age to their skin?

Having trouble remembering to add sunscreen to your daily routine?

Try using a foundation or makeup primer that will double as an SPF. There are tons of these types of dual makeup/SPF options out there for you to choose from.

This way, you will kill two birds with one stone.

3. Washing Too Much

You definitely want to make sure that you are cleaning your skin daily with a good cleanser. 

But what you don't want to do is over cleanse your skin.

Especially if you already have dry skin.

Overwashing your skin will remove the essential oils in your face that you actually need. 

So stick to washing your face with a cleanser once a day. Use a light cream and water for later on in the evening (after you remove your makeup!). This will prevent from removing too many oils, and keep your skin looking fresh.

This will prevent from removing too many oils, and keep your skin looking fresh.

4. Not Getting Enough Sleep

Yep, not getting enough sleep can greatly affect how your skin looks and feels.

If you are staying up too late and not getting the sleep you need, your skin shows this.

During your sleep cycle, your skin works to repair the cells on your face. 

If you are not getting enough sleep, your skin cells don't have time to refresh.

Blood flow will not be able to flow through your skin, leaving your complexion looking washed out.

So yes, you want to make sure you are getting your beauty sleep

5. Using the Wrong Products

You may think that popular cleanser that everyone else is using will work for your skin.

Well, unfortunately, you thought wrong.

Everyone's skin is different, and not all products will work for each person. 

Depending on how oily or dry your skin is, you should be using products that adhere to these conditions.

Make sure that you are reaching out to your dermatologist to see which skin product is the best one for your skin.

Kick Those Bad Skin Care Habits

We all make mistakes. But making mistakes with your skin care can cost you. Acne, wrinkles, and even skin cancer are all the result of poor habits.

If you are noticing that you are following some of the above bad habits, work on switching things up a bit.

Your skin will truly thank you! 

What are some other bad skin care habits that you are aware of? Let us know in the comments! 

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