Who does not want great skin? Bet no hands went up. Most of us girls are always trying out new skincare products coupled with home remedies in the quest to achieve flawless skin. But the real question is, are you treating it with the love and care it deserves?
Often times, only applying skincare products won’t really do an effective job, if you don’t couple it with proper nourishment from the inside. How do you do this? Well, by breaking certain harmful skincare and lifestyle habits. If all of this sounds a little confusing to you, then read on as we list down all the things that your skin wishes you’d stop doing. We promise you, this will give you clear and radiant skin in no time!
- 1. Applying products straight out of the jar
- Getting less sleep for days in a row
- Indulging in hot showers
- Going overboard with exfoliating
- Eating sugary foods before bedtime
1. Applying products straight out of the jar
Our hands can sometimes be a storehouse of dirt, germs and bacteria. When you dip your fingers into a jar of your skincare product, you’re exposing it to a plethora of impurities, which you’re then also applying to your face. This is a vicious cycle and you need to break it ASAP.
Try opting for products that have a pump dispenser, so you’re not exposing the contents to germs and bacteria. This is a much safer and hygienic way to apply your skin products to ensure that they don’t lose their efficacy.
Getting less sleep for days in a row
Your skin restores and regenerates itself while you sleep. This is why your skin looks dull and lacklustre on the days when you’ve skimped on sleep. If you really want your skin products to show optimal results and watch your skin improve, then we suggest you put those late night plans on hold and start getting the recommended eight hours of sleep.
Indulging in hot showers
Hot showers are a luxury that all of us crave at the end of a long and tiring day. But did you know this is one of the most sure-shot ways to dry out and damage your skin? Hot showers strip your skin of essential natural oils and leave it feeling extremely parched and flaky. And this obviously not how you want your skin to look, right?
Going overboard with exfoliating
Sure, it is really important to exfoliate your skin a couple of times to get rid of dead skin and make your skin look fresh and glowy. But if you’re in the habit of exfoliating your skin every other day, then we beg you to stop now! Exfoliating twice or thrice a week is more than enough. You also need to remember to be extremely gentle while exfoliating as harsh motions could cause serious damage.
Eating sugary foods before bedtime
Having foods rich in sugar content causes depletion of collagen in the body, thereby making your skin look dull and saggy. When you eat sugary foods before bed, it ends up permanently attaching itself to the collagen in your body, leading to skin problems such as acne, ageing and rosacea.