Let’s face it, we all hope desperately for our skin to age like fine wine. And although our appearance is somewhat genetic, the fascinating thing is that 90% of how our skin ages are completely dependent on us and our daily skincare routines.
We investigated 5 of the most common daily habits that are destroying your skin, and below you will find that avoiding them is not that difficult, and having better skin in no time.
Allowing Your Hair Products To Touch Your Skin
Many hair products, including shampoo, conditioner, and other hair styling agents, have effects that clog pores in the skin and cause breakouts such as acne, blackheads, and other irritations of the scalp and face.
This is because hair products generally consist of sulfates that clog the pores of the skin.
To avoid this, you should consider switching to sulfate-free hair care products. Also, for better protection, it is beneficial to wear a sweatband on your forehead and cover your face with a clean towel the next time you use hair products.
Using Too Many Skincare Products
Switching between multiple skin products can be challenging for your skin, as new preservatives and ingredients can actively contribute to acne breakouts and aggravate your skin.
This also includes acne skin products, which can negatively affect your skin if overused.
Instead of trying different skin products, try sticking to 1 or 2 and give them time to have a beneficial effect on your skin.
Improperly Using Facial Hair Removal Products
Improper facial hair removal with comedogenic products that have pore-clogging characteristics can often cause acne on the face. So you’re basically swapping out one problem for another.
To ensure that you are cleansing your facial hair properly and avoid additional skin irritations, avoid products with the most common pore-clogging ingredients (such as coconut oil, palm oil, and wheat germ), use non-toxic cosmetics, and try to look for products other than comedogenic labels.
Traveling Somewhere New
When you travel to a new place, you are exposing your skin to a new environment that can be harmful to your skin.
Factors such as the effect of the sun, heat, cold, and humidity can contribute to the sudden deterioration of the skin, leading to the appearance of acne.
To avoid the negative effects that a change in the environment can have on your skin, it is best to adapt to the new conditions you are entering.
Avoid prolonged skin exposure and use sunscreen, preferably with zinc oxide. And if you’re exposed to cold temperatures, try to prevent your skin from becoming dehydrated by moistening it.
Toxins In Your Makeup Remover
Another common cosmetic that can cause clogged pores and acne is the toxic ingredients found in makeup remover.
While makeup products themselves are problematic, the skincare routine used to remove makeup also contributes to skin irritation.
Again, the solution to this problem would be to use non-comedogenic products.
Also, we suggest you wash your face thoroughly when removing makeup to effectively remove any build-up of makeup, oil, and dirt after a long day.
Eating Processed Food
High carbohydrate foods, such as cakes or hamburgers, can cause acne. Due to their high glycemic index, carbohydrate-rich foods can cause skin irritation as they directly affect blood sugar levels.
To ensure that your skin is not adversely affected by a high carbohydrate diet, be sure to cut out snacking and rely more on protein rich foods with healthier substances, and of course eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
What other common routines that damage our skin do you know? Share them with us in the comment section.