The skin is the largest organ in the human body which also makes it prone to the highest number of problems. Though many people take the extra effort to make their skin beautiful by controlling diet, applying beauty packs and splurging on expensive cosmetic products, they fail to identify one of the root causes behind skin problems— daily habits.
Here are some seemingly harmless habits that are silently damaging your skin.
- EXPOSURE TO AIR CONDITIONING
Spending hours in air-conditioned spaces can rob your skin of moisture, making it dry and patchy. Air conditioning can also worsen skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
- ALCOHOL OVERDOSE
Consuming too much alcohol can dehydrate your skin and make it prone to wrinkles and dryness.
- CAFFEINE DEPENDENCE
Can’t function without coffee? Your skin might feel otherwise. Like alcohol, caffeine can dehydrate your skin and increase the possibility of wrinkles.
- LOVE FOR DAIRY
Consuming dairy could trigger acne breakouts, especially if you suffer from cystic acne.
Exfoliation is good— when done in moderation. Exfoliating your skin regularly or harshly could strip your skin of its natural oils.
- GOING ON CRASH DIETS CONSTANTLY
Starving yourself can deprive your skin of the vitamins and minerals it needs. Sudden weight loss can also cause your skin to sag or form stretch marks.
- NOT WASHING YOUR HAIR
Yes, washing your hair is vital to keep up your skin health. Your skin could get irritated if it comes in contact with oily or dirty hair constantly.
- NOT CLEANING YOUR PHONE SCREEN PROPERLY
Phone screens contain thousands of germs from your fingertips and surroundings. These germs get transferred to your face when attending phone calls, causing acne breakouts.
- LONG/HOT SHOWERS
Spending a long time in the shower will damage the outermost layer of your skin. Hot water could also dry out your skin and make it wrinkly.
- GOING TO BED WITH YOUR MAKEUP ON
Not removing your makeup before going to bed can clog your pores; causing bacterial infections and acne.
How many of these bad habits can you check off your list? If the number is above three, it is high time that you put an end to them. Trust us, you will love your skin more once you do this; and your skin will love you back!