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Sunday, July 24, 2022

Bad Skincare Habits and How To Fix Them?

You've tried every trick written in the beauty Bible you wash your face before bedtime, apply anti-aging cream to each wrinkle and switch skincare products  so often that you're sure you've memorized every brand by heart.

however, the sad truth is that nothing works.

Would you resort to drastic measures to make your skin smooth, soft, and radiant once again?

So, Do you need a crazy amount of money to spend on complicated medical procedures?

Hold it! What if the problem is the way you treat your skin?

You're probably unaware of the bad skincare habits you've picked up over the years.

In today’s article, we’ve collected the most popular mistakes you need to stop, making if you want to keep your skin healthy and young for a long time.

Now let's find out what you've been doing wrong.

Starting with

You use facial scrubs too often. A facial scrubs' job is to exfoliate and cleanse your face. It's an effective skincare procedure to slough away dead flakey skin cells and reveals the smooth healthier skin underneath.

But how often should you use facial scrubs?

How can you tell me if you're exfoliating too much? 

Well, for a start, you'll notice telltale signs like flakiness, dryness, stinging sensations, and redness. 

In addition, you'll see that your skin is shiny tight and tingly. The key to proper exfoliation depends on your skin type; from normal to combination skin, It is three times a week. For oily skin, five times a week. For sensitive skin, once or twice a week.

Anti-aging Expert Dr. Aaron Tabor also suggests avoiding facial scrubs that contain ground seeds or shells because the sharp edges can harm your skin.

Instead of scrubs that can injure the the upper layer of the epidermis, using chemical-based facial scrubs that'll help you remove dirt from your pores.

You use anti-wrinkle cream and think it's enough

Anti-aging creams can do wonders for your skin by reducing fine lines wrinkles and age spots. Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of wrinkles completely are to visit a ‘plastic surgeons’ instead are proactive and delay the appearance of wrinkles for as long as possible by moisturizing your skin on a regular basis. 

Dermatologists robin ashen off MD of Hackensack University Medical Center advises that prevention is the best medicine against skin aging.

What if the best solution is staying out of the sun. Well, that's practically impossible for most of us so make it a habit to apply sunscreen SPF 30 or higher on a daily basis before you leave home. Yes do this even when you're not going to the beach.

After washing your face you dry it with a towel, of course, you should dry your face after washing. 

But maybe you're doing it the  wrong way. 

Don't dry your face by rubbing it with a towel as this can damage your skin.

You will irritate and inflame your poor pimples, and force bacteria deep into your pores. Gently pat your face with a towel, and then let it air dry. Avoid using the nearest bath towel or kitchen towel. Use a special towel preferably an organic cotton towel just for your face. Again use this towel exclusively for your face and nothing else.

And remember to change it regularly.

Why? Here's a dirty secret Dr. Susan Whittier director of the ‘Clinical microbiology lab; at Columbia University Medical Center reveals that moist and damp towels are breeding grounds for MERSA( Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus).

The Mayo Clinic describes MERSA (or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) as an infection caused by staph bacteria. 

So you'll face a bigger problem than pimples and acne, If you laze around in the hygiene department by not changing your face towel.

You sleep with your hair down hair contains a lot of dirt and grease that can damage the skin on your face.

Thanks to the pollutants outside. It also has natural oils and chemicals from the haircare products. You use every day like shampoo conditioner and treatments. Once this potent mix touches your face can seep into your pores and cause breakouts. The solution is simple although you might have a problem getting used to it.

What is it sleep with your hair tied loosely enough to not cover your face?

Don't use elastic bands because they can damage your hair. Tie it up in a loose ponytail using a scrunchie. If you find this setup is uncomfortable to wrap up your hair in a silk scarf. You don't pay attention to your pillow and Pillowcase. It may seem unbelievable in ridiculous, but yep your pillow and the pillowcase can also cause pimples and acne.

How they can trigger acne Meccanica? such futuristic terminology for an annoying skin problem. 

According to Dr. David Ebanks director and founder of the "Center for dermatology cosmetic and laser surgery", acne Mechanica is a type of acne, that comes from an object or material touching your face. You can solve this problem by changing your pillowcase regularly.

But how often?

Change it every two to three days or at least once a week.

Can you escape this household tour by using a pillowcase made from a different material? Stop your bank and debunk this idea He explained that even if your pillowcase is made of cotton silk or satin if you don't launder and replace it regularly, it can accumulate grime dirt and sweat.

Do yourself a favor don't let a dirty pillowcase touches your face

You ignore clay masks! This is one of the most underrated skin care treatments. It can feel heavy on your skin but it has loads of benefits.

Dr. Edward Ted Lane the dermatologist based in Austin Texas declares that clay masks contain drime astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. 

That can reduce blemishes, redness, and inflammation, tighten your skin, minimize acne refine pores, remove impurities, and reduce eye bags and puffiness.  It truly detoxifies your skin.

There are different clay masks for different skin types

Use kaolin clay for normal skin types as it's the mildest of all clay masks. If you have sensitive skin switch to Rose clay, which keeps your skin hydrated while also removing dirt and oil. For oily skin It's better to use French green clay as it absorbs excess oil revealing a smooth and healthy complexion.

You don't eat foods that keep your skin healthy. This is the natural way to get radiant and healthy skin instead of gobbling up medicines that can have side effects. it's not only good for your skin but also for your body to give you an idea of which foods to eat.

Here are some items, that you can add to your grocery list.

Broccoli: reduces swelling and skin redness after sun exposure.

Tomatoes and apricots: protect you from the sun's harmful UV rays while also giving you a slight tan.

Carrots and peaches: can be a substitute for sunbathing if you eat them on a regular basis.

Fatty Fish: is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, that keep your skin supple and moisturized.

Red and Yellow bell peppers: can help keep your skin firm and strong. Soy improves skin elasticity keeping it smooth and healthy.

Dark chocolate: (now we're talking!) bits of help your skin to be thicker and more hydrated, and it also acts as a sunscreen.

You hide your problems instead of solving them

We're still talking about skin problems here in case you got confused.

why? what were you thinking about?

If you have to use concealers all the time you probably need to see a doctor, who can help you solve your skin problems. They will tell you, which skincare treatments are suitable for you.

Do you practice any of these habits?

Tell us in the comment section below.


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