7 Lifestyle habits that damage the skin

The skin is prone to blemishes and these can arise from a lot of factors but surprisingly lifestyle habits from the greater percentage, to keep them at bay check out lifestyle habits that cause the skin more harm than good...

Most times we take flimsy things- well things we call/that seem flimsy for granted- but these things add up and eventually damage our skin in a way or the other. Its important to pay attention to things that come in contact with our skin. Today on Pulse Daily, we would be sharing surprising lifestyle habits that damage the skin:

1. Sleeping With Your Makeup On

Falling asleep with your makeup on can lead to bacterial infections and clogged pores, which can cause acne even the residue that stays on your pillow can even make you sick. Keep makeup removing wipes next to your bed so you’ll be reminded every night to remove your makeup.

2. Drinking Coffee

Caffeine is a major culprit when it comes to dry /dehydrated skin and the magnification of wrinkles.  Nourish and hydrate the skin by drinking lots of water. Add fruit slices like orange or lemon to enhance the flavor.

3. Popping Pimples

Picking at the skin on your face will only push dirt and bacteria deeper into pores, resulting in more breakouts. So by all means don't pop your pimples.

4. Skipping Meals

Skipping meals can cause skin to age faster and dry out more quickly. Always try to include vitamins C, B3, E, and A in your meals to build up your skin’s health.

5. Avoid Long Hot Showers

While the occasional steamy shower is great, it actually strips away the outermost layer of the epidermis, which can cause scaly and dry skin. When your skin starts to feel dry and itch in the shower, you know its time to step out

6. Using too much products

To avoid a skin nightmare, always test new products — cosmetics, lotions, and cleansers — on a small patch of skin. Choose somewhere on your arm to avoid an unexpected allergic reaction on your face.

7. Not Drinking Enough Water

Hydrating yourself daily will not only help to fight off aging, but also give your skin a healthy glow. Skip the water and you’ll be stuck with rough and 'shrunken' skin. By all means drink lots of water it help hydrate the skin.

Additional Source:

WebMD, Women's health

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