Your skin can’t talk and express itself but deep inside, it surely wants you to stop some bad habits for its own good.
For your skin’s own good, there are some significant no-nos that you need to observe.
In order to achieve a glowing and smooth skin, here are some habits that you need to cut down:
- Too Much Sugar Intake – If you have a sweet tooth, it’s really tough to cut down on the sugar but for your skin’s sake, you have to. Sugar forces protein fibers to become impaired, affecting collagen and elastin. Proteins are key building blocks to a youthful appearance and if they are weak, they can factor in premature aging and loss of radiance and elasticity of the skin. As much as you love those cakes and sodas, you now know what’s good for you.
- Not Drinking Enough Water – What’s wrong with you? You know how essential water is to your health and life and yet, you don’t drink enough every day. Not drinking enough water also affects your skin negatively. At the very least, make sure you drink eight (8) or more glasses of water daily not only to be hydrated but to also help your skin, too.
- Over-cleansing – Washing your face regularly to keep it clean is good but over-washing it doesn’t give you a glowing skin. In fact, over-cleansing causes your skin to dry out.
Naturally, you are tempted every day to wash your face every now and then given how hot and humid the weather is in the country. Of course, it’s always a refreshing feeling to have washed up. But take note, over-washing strips the natural oils away in your skin, leaving your skin vulnerable to dirt and bacteria that can be caused by the harsh environment.
That protective barrier is key in terms of keeping your face safe from germs while also retaining its moisture and nutrients. Over-cleansing may cause you acne, rashes, and dermatitis. If you already are suffering from any of these skin problems, it’s probably best to minimize your cleansing.
Believe it or not, most dermatologists even suggest that washing of face should only be once a day.
- Constantly Picking at your Skin – For whatever reason, constantly picking and scratching our face and skin seems inevitable. However, that habit should be stopped. For the good of our skin, it’s best to resist the picking and scratching.
Scratching or picking at an already inflamed skin will only irritate it further. That’s the best practice is just to let our skin be. Most of the time, your body heals itself and that includes your skin. Your skin needs time to heal, too. You have to give that. Picking on your skin constantly might result in scarring.
Your skin is what you make it. It can only glow if you allow it to be by practicing the best skin care habits.
At Shinagawa Aesthetics, we promote and practice the best skin care habits and treatments. We certainly know how to help you with your skin.
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