Are You Harming Your Skin Without Even Knowing It?

Good SkinAre you unconsciously sabotaging your skin?

It is surprising to note that a lot of people cause damage to their skin without even knowing it. They are also not aware that most of the visible signs of skin aging are caused by harmful external factors and not by the natural aging process. So, how do you know if you are causing all your skin problems? You can consider yourself guilty if you commit the following practices.

You exfoliate too often. Exfoliating your skin can help keep your skin soft, smooth and younger-looking but if you do it more than once or twice a week, you can strip your skin of its natural oils and lose its natural glow. For best results, use a pH-neutral exfoliation product and treat your skin gently.

You use too much makeup. Putting heavy makeup on a regular basis can clog your pores, cause breakouts and lead to premature skin aging. To avoid all these, consider skipping the makeup a few days each week to allow your skin to breathe. You should also avoid sleeping with your makeup on since it can clog your pores and cause acne.

You don’t test your products before using them. You can avoid allergic reactions and other skin disasters by testing your products on a small patch of skin on your arm before using them.

You love taking long, hot showers.
While this can make you feel great, taking a hot shower can strip away the outermost layer of your skin and make your skin dry and scaly. To avoid this problem, step out of the shower once your skin starts to itch and turn red. And since your water may contain a lot of purifying agents which can build up on your skin over time, you should consider investing in a shower head filter to minimize your risk of damaging your skin.

You skip meals. Avoid skipping meals since it can deprive your body of the essential nutrients (such as vitamins A, C, E and B3) needed to keep your skin healthy.? This unhealthy habit can even lead to premature skin aging.

You overdo the sugar and sodium. Too much sugar in your diet may cause your skin to sag while too much sodium can dry your skin. To get healthy, great looking skin, cut back on salty and sugary treats and eat a healthier diet.

You don’t get enough exercise.
Having a regular exercise routine can be good for your skin. It can increase the blood flow to your skin, flush toxins out of your body and help you shed dead skin cells to make room for new ones to grow.?

You don’t drink enough water. Not getting enough water into your body can lead to premature skin aging.

Be good to your skin. Avoid these unhealthy practices and you can keep your skin beautiful for years to come.