Everyone would want to treat their body right especially the skin because it covers most parts of the body. However, there are some things that we tend to assume that are very important in taking care of our skin. That is why most of the times you find out that your skin has become dry and contracted some illnesses. In order to avoid this, there are some habits you need to change as you embrace new ways of protecting your skin.
Failing To Wash Your Face Before Bed
After a whole day’s work, there is dirt and dust that harbors on your face simply because your face remains uncovered therefore the need to wash it regularly. You can do this by using a gentle cleanser with natural soap. You can also use botanical oils alongside glycerin so that your complexion is well hydrated. On the other hand, you can use a clean facial wipe to wipe off the blemishes in your face just before you retire to bed.
A single puff of cigarette contains a high concentration of nicotine which goes far to alter blood flow to the skin. The more you smoke, the more you limit the amount of blood reaching your skin, consequently, your skin becomes dull, thin and wrinkled like that of a 100 year old. In addition to this, your skin becomes less immune and takes a very long time to heal with a single scratch.
Similarly, years of tightening your mouth in order to hold the cigar and squinting your eyes to minimize the smoke getting in will leave lines of demarcation on your face freely revealing that you are a smoker. There is only one sure way of protecting your worthy skin from this and this is to completely quit smoking for good.
Skimping On Sunscreen
In as much as sunshine contains vitamin D for our bones, it also contains harmful UV rays that can lead to skin cancer. In order to protect your skin from its harmful effects, apply the broad-spectrum SPF on your face and hairline if you are going outside on the sun.
Not Eating Many Fruits And Vegetables
Many people prefer snacks with a lot of sugar to fruits and vegetables. However, studies show that sugar stimulates the aging process. Fruits and vegetables on the contrary contain antioxidants that heal and repair the skin while preventing the aging process.
Being Barbaric To Zits
Popping pimples in your body as if they were bubble gums is never the correct solution to handling them. In this case, applying benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid is the most effective treatment that will remove the blemishes in your skin leaving it with a soft seamless look.
Exfoliating Flakey Skin
The process of scrubbing off the scales and flakes on your skin is not the best treatment as it might interfere with the moisture balance in the skin. Instead, make use of creams and moisturizers like glycerin. These will remove the flakes on your skin alongside leaving it with a hydrated effect without interfering with the moisture cycle.