We’re all guilty of giving in to some bad habits, aren’t we? From not using an SPF at all times, to binge eating—we have all made mistakes. While it is cool to slip once in a while, if these mistakes become habits, they are not kind to our health. These everyday habits play a very important role in shaping your hair, skin and body.

Here are 5 lifestyle habits you need to avoid at all costs...

#1 Quit smoking
 

#1 Quit smoking

We are not trying to preach but smoking is a big no-no ladies. It not only damages your body, but it also takes a toll on your hair and skin. Smoking often makes your skin dull, introduces pigmentations and makes your lips dark. The earlier you quit, the better.

#2 Wash your face twice a day
 

#2 Wash your face twice a day

If you aren’t in a habit of cleansing your face twice a day, start right away. There is a lot of dirt buildup on your skin due to pollution, weather, constantly attacking your face. If not cleaned, it leads to bacterial infections and breakouts. Try cleansing your face every morning and night, without a miss. Also remember to use a face wash that will protect your skin from the pollutants, we suggest you go with the Pond’s Pure White Anti Pollution With Activated Charcoal Face wash.

#3 Hot showers a bad news for your skin
 

#3 Hot showers a bad news for your skin

It might be super relaxing, but hot water damages your skin and hair to a great extent. It makes your skin dry, flaky and dehydrated. Try taking a bath with lukewarm water instead and keep it quick.

#4 Reduce soda intake
 

#4 Reduce soda intake

What’s tasty for the tongue might not always be healthy for the body. Reduce your consumption of soda. It dehydrates your skin and promotes premature ageing. Not just this, the visible effects of soda on the skin is nothing less than that of smoking.

#5 Don’t compromise on your sleep…
 

#5 Don’t compromise on your sleep…

We cannot emphasize enough on the importance of getting proper sleep. No matter what, make it a habit to sleep at least 8 hours each day. Not taking a sound sleep will only harm your skin, make it look dull and introduce dark circles.