Breakouts , uneven skin tone, blemishes , black heads are a various skin disorders we tend to battle on a daily . Asides from hormone imbalance or bad diet habits, there are some other habits that we need to stay clear of for that airbrushed look . Here are a few of these habits after crack.
NOT WASHING YOUR FACE AT NIGHT
Letting skin marinate in makeup—not to mention a day’s worth of oil buildup—can lead to clogged pores and zits, especially if you’re prone to acne. According to skin experts , your body temperature increases slightly when you sleep, which can enhance absorption of whatever’s on the surface. So you really want only beneficial ingredients on your face when you sleep.
DRINKING TOO MUCH
Now, we’re not taking away all your fun—you can still have a glass of something. But drink more than one cocktail a day, and your skin suffers. Alcohol increases the level inflammatory agents in the bloodstream—which can hasten skin sagging over time.
Like you need another reason to quit? Seriously—it’s time. Because if you keep smoking, you’ll not only damage your health, but you’ll develop more and more deep wrinkles and blotchier skin tone. In fact, every decade of smoking results in a perceived extra 2.5 years of age, according to research published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
USING DIRTY MAKEUP BRUSHES
EATING JUNK FOOD
Conventional wisdom used to be that diet didn’t affect your complexion. But sorry—no more. A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that people who replaced processed carbs with high-protein foods and whole grains broke out less. The reason? “High-glycemic foods cause your blood sugar to rise, triggering a surge of insulin. The insulin stimulates oil-producing hormones called androgens, leaving you with pimples. Cut the junk, and you could see an improvement in acne in about six weeks. Instead, reach for snacks like peanut butter, nuts, and avocado—these healthy fats provide nutrients for the hair, skin, nails, and basic metabolism.
SKIPPING BROAD-SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN
STAYING UP LATE
Using stuff that’s wrong for your skin type is a hugely common mistake. Here’s what you should know:
OILY SKIN: Choose a cleanser with salicylic acid, such as Bioré Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser. Fight shine with an oil-free lotion, such as Vichy Normaderm Pro Mat Ultra-Mattifying Oil-Free Lotion SPF 15. Rub on a chemical exfoliant such as glycolic acid once a week. Try Avon Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel.
SENSITIVE SKIN: Wash with a milky cleanser such as Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Use a fragrance-free, nonirritating sunscreen such as Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer Sensitive Skin SPF 15. Look for anti-aging creams with added hydrators such as hyaluronic acid and shea butter, like Replenix Serum CF. and Estée Lauder Time Zone Line and Wrinkle Reducing Creme SPF 15.
COMBINATION SKIN: Choose a foaming cleanser for oily skin. Use a lightweight moisturizer, like H2O+ Face Oasis Hydrating Lotion SPF 30, but dab a thicker one, like Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Face Cream, on dry spots.
DRY SKIN: Nonsoap creamy cleansers, like Eucerin Sensitive Skin Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, don’t strip away protective oils. A moisturizer with trehalose, such as Shiseido The Skincare Day Moisture Protection SPF 15 or Clinique Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer, will prevent tightness. Apply an anti-aging treatment with retinol every other day (daily use could aggravate dryness). Or switch to a cream with kinetin or the Matrixyl—they’re less drying than retinoids.
OVERLOADING ON PRODUCTS
Most people just add things without checking to see whether they’re duplicating ingredients or realizing that some aren’t compatible.Sometimes, active ingredients cancel one another out—Other times, they double up and cause irritation or skin damage. Negative interactions are most likely to happen if someone is treating different problems at the same time, such as sun-damaged skin and adult acne, and the ingredients are either too harsh together or incompatible. The biggest culprits: retinol, glycolic acid (aka AHA’s), vitamin C, and benzoyl peroxide—avoid layering them, or at least try to use them at different times of day.