By now you’ve probably settled into a skincare routine, and you’re having to remember to wash and moisturise twice a day! This is the start to having great skin, but it’s not the only thing to take into account. Some skincare habits come easily, but if kept up, they can cause long-term damage.
Here are the top four bad skin habits to avoid:
1. Touching your face
Our hands carry an unthinkable number of germs on them, and every time we touch our faces, these germs get transferred to our skin. Try to avoid touching your skin as much as possible, and if you have to, be sure to wash your hands first.
2. Picking at spots
The temptation to pick or squeeze at a spot may be great, but the consequences just aren’t worth it. Not only will you spread the inflammation and possibly cause more breakouts, but you could be left with scarring too.
3. Forgetting to remove your make-up
Whether you’re wearing a bit of make-up every day at school (sneaky sneaky!) or only on special occasions, it’s absolutely essential that you remove all of it before you go to bed. Going to sleep with it on will cause clogged pores and could lead to breakouts.
4. Forgetting about sunscreen
Even if it’s cloudy outside, it’s vital to wear sunscreen every single day. Harmful UVA rays penetrate the skin all year round – even during winter – and the earlier you start to protect your skin, the better you will age.
Do you have a bad skincare habit you’re struggling to break?