December 20, 2018

Your skin is the largest organ which plays a vital role in the protection of your body from the outside world. Unfortunately, you take it for granted and do things that could lead to damaging your skin.

Read and know the different routines that could harm your skin and if you are doing any of these on a regular basis, then change that habit or much better stop doing it, now.  

  • Drinking too much coffee

Caffeine dries out the skin and causes wrinkles so reduce your consumption of coffee which can dehydrate your body.

  • Smoking

Aside from other health concerns and issues it could make, cigarette smoking can also lead to wrinkling and premature ageing. Also, the nicotine content of cigarettes reduces the blood flow in your skin.

  • Drinking alcohol                                

It could lead to dehydration of the skin and will make you prone to wrinkles and dry skin, that’s why it is very important for you to always drink responsibly.

  • Leaving makeup behind

Falling asleep with your makeup on could lead to different skin problems. It will leave clogged pores that could lead to acne and bacterial infections. You should allow your skin to breathe by washing your face.  

  • Taking long hot showers                                  

Taking a hot shower after a long day’s work makes you feel good but doing so can damage the outermost layer of your skin. It could dry your skin so avoid taking long baths and prolonged soaking.

  • Too much sun exposure

Ultraviolet rays coming from the sun could lead to different types of skin damage such as wrinkles, skin discolouration, freckles and skin cancer. It’s very important for you to apply sunscreen every single day, even when it’s cloudy outside to prevent skin damage caused by the sun.

  • Having long phone calls

Taking phone calls for hours could lead to skin infections that will cause rashes or breakouts on your face. It is because your phone is full of germs and bacteria since we take them anywhere we go, sometimes, even in the toilet.

  • Pimple popping

Pop it here, pop it there, pop it everywhere. Please, never ever pick your face as it would only push more bacteria and dirt into the pores that would cause scarring and breakouts. If you really want to say goodbye on that big zit, consult your dermatologist.

 

Simple routines for healthier skin 

Instead of doing daily routines that could impose harm on your health and skin, start these simple ways for you to develop healthy skin habits which will make good changes and improvements in your skin health.

  • Wash your face every day

You should clean your face every day to make sure that the dirt, oil and pollution build up will be washed away. You can use a gentle facial cleanser, then moisturise your face with botanical oils or facial creams. If you don’t want to go to the sink to wash your face, you can use facial wipes to do the job.

  • Eat a healthy diet

You should eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating salty and sugary foods. If you don’t cut your diet that is heavy on sugar and salt, it could speed your ageing process and will leave your skin dry. Also, eat more fruits and vegetables to help repair your skin.

  • Relax and remain calm

Just relax and don’t stress yourself. Studies show that being stressed could release free radicals that could damage your cells and could speed your ageing process.

  • Exercise regularly

Regular exercise and staying active will give you a lot of health benefits. It will make your life longer and will leave your skin vibrant and healthy.

  • Stay hydrated

Drinking lots of water will make you look younger, it will also make your skin radiant, healthy and moisturised.

  • Take vitamins and supplements

Taking vitamins and supplements could also make your skin healthy and glowing. Vitamins A, B, C, and E helps in repairing skin and preventing cell damage, as well as, supplements that are rich in Omega-3, zinc, calcium, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and collagen.

 

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