How to get clear skin?
We all want our skin to look perfect, but there are certain habits that we need to give up, in order to get healthier and happier complexion. Today, let’s talk about those:
1) Harsh cleansing
You might think that the cleaner your skin is – the better. Well, partially, this is true; but if you treat your skin “unkindly”, harshly rubbing and over-exfoliating it – all this can cause more harm than good. Therefore, never be harsh on your skin, if you want it to look beautiful, youthful and happy for the longest period of time possible.
2) Alcohol abuse
It’s totally ok to have a glass of red wine once in a while, but abusive cocktails drinking, tequilas, margaritas and martinis every day can tremendously affect your skin’s quality, and this – not for good! Alcohol abuse can lead to skin’s inflammation, redness, premature aging, skin’s sagging and other undesirable results.
3) Neglecting to wash your makeup brushes regularly
Make sure to wash your makeup brushes every 1, 2 or 3 weeks (depending on your preferences; some people wash brushes after every use), this will help keep the bacteria at bay; if you neglect this simple beauty necessity, you can end up with clogged pores, break outs and irritations on your face. Therefore, never skip washing your brushes and powder sponges.
4) Eating junk food
Yes, what you eat affects your skin’s condition. Try to skip junk food and sugary soda drinks for couple of weeks and make healthier diet choices instead (such as whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, etc); you will see how much better and clearer your skin will look.
5) Sun overexposure
Tanned, sun kissed skin might look pretty, but, if you exaggerate with it, sun overexposure can lead to premature aging, wrinkles, sun spots and, in some cases, to cancer. Therefore, if you want to look like a sun kissed goddess, use self tanners instead.
6) Effects of smoking
Well, not only smoking can affect your complexion and can make your skin look dull, but also, smoking promotes the development of wrinkles and can be harmful for your overall health. Therefore, if you want your skin to look great and youthful, avoid smoking by all means.
7) Forgetting about your décolletage while applying skin care products
Did you know that your neck and chest need care, hydration and nourishment, as much as your face does. Therefore, next time you’ll apply your skin care products, extend everything into your décolletage area (also, don’t neglect your body lotion and moisturize your whole body), thus, making sure that your skin will look flawless and healthy from head to toe.
8) Sleep deprivation
If you want to keep your complexion fresh and your skin healthy, then avoid sleepless nights and try to get your regular dose of beauty sleep every night. Sleep deprivation can cause stress and, as you know, stress is one of the main causes of various diseases (skin’s diseases included). Lack of sleep can lead to premature aging, appearance of dark under eyes circles and can even cause weight gain. Therefore, beauties, make sure you sleep peacefully every night.
9) Sleeping with makeup on
This harmful beauty habit shouldn’t become your usual practice. While you sleep, your skin works to repair itself, it absorbs your night time beauty treatments, but if you don’t wash your face prior to going to bed and leave your makeup on the whole night, your skin will “eat” (or absorb) all the dirt, bacteria and chemicals, accumulated on your face throughout the day, leading to breakouts, zits and clogged pores. Therefore, it doesn’t matter how many champagne glasses you’ve had last night and how late you came back home, make sure to gently (but thoroughly) cleanse your face.
10) Squeezing pimples
I know, it’s very difficult to overcome this sweet temptation, but popping pimples can aggravate your your zits, cause infection or inflammation and can greatly damage your skin. If you have a pimple, the best solution would be to treat it using proper products or, if you have severe acne problems don’t linger, ask your doctor for advice.
Now you know how to get clear skin. I hope you’ve found these tips useful and will make sure to avoid or eliminate bad habits that are harmful, not only for the beauty of your skin, but also for your overall health.
What are, on your opinion, some other most harmful for our skin habits we should all give up on? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment’s section below.