We all have bad habits but when it comes to your skin bad habits can leave permanent results. It's time to give up your bad habits and come to the good side of skincare!
10 Bad Skincare Habits to Ditch:
1. Not Using Broad-spectrum Sunscreen.
Using sunscreen on a daily basis is you best defense against sun damage that can age your skin but you could be using the wrong sunscreen. If your sunscreen is not broad-spectrum you’re not protecting yourself from both UVA and UVB rays.
Add this to your reasons to finally quit! Smoking harms your health and your skin. Prolonged smoking can lead to deep wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
3. Ignoring Your Neck & Chest.
If you’re not treating your neck and chest like your face you’re running the risk of these delicate areas showing their age quickly. Remember to bring that broad-spectrum sunscreen down on your neck and chest during the day and apply a moisturising anti-wrinkle cream on those areas at night too. Try Neck Treatment Essence Peptides if you’re looking to improve the elasticity and tone of your neck and décolleté.
4. Using Dirty Makeup Tools.
Not washing your makeup brushes or reusable sponges can spread bacteria that can lead to clogged pores. Check out this tip on how to wash makeup brushes using Deep Cleansing Oil.
5. Staying Up Late.
Sleep deprivation isn’t only bad for your energy level, it hurts you skin too. Sleep is when your body regenerates and not getting enough zzz’s can stall your cell turnover. Do yourself a favour, pretend you’re a kid again and be in bed at your “bedtime”.
6. Not Washing Your Face Before Bed.
You’re not just falling asleep with makeup on, you’re falling asleep with a days worth of oil, dirt and makeup on. Not washing your face before falling asleep is inviting clogged pores and blemishes to sleep over. If you feel too tried or lazy to remove your makeup before hitting the hay try makeup removing sheets like Make Off Sheet.
Laying out in the sun or using a tanning bed for a sun-kissed glow is inviting an early onset of ageing. Fake a tan with bronzer or self tanner to avoid looking like a raisin later in life.
8. Forgetting About Your Eyes.
Don’t skimp on anti-ageing creams when it comes to your eyes. The delicate skin around your eyes need tender love and care so resist rubbing your eyes during the day and start repairing them at night.
9. Product Incompatibility.
Using a cleanser, toner, serum and moisturiser is great when it comes to having a solid skincare routine but when you’re layering products it’s important to use the right ones together. One ingredient may cancel out another and now you’re left with product overload and little to no results. Your best bet if you’re unsure of what ingredients are safe to use with others is to stick with a skincare line made to work together for optimal results. DHC has nine different skincare lines to choose from!
10. Over Exfoliating.
Exfoliation can quickly turn into too much of a good thing if you’re not careful. Harsh cleansing and using exfoliating products too often can lead to an over production of oil. Learn what’s best for your skin by exfoliating once to three times a week.