8 Habits that are affecting your skin

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First of all, you need to be aware that there are many factors contributing to skin imperfections, factors you may not even think about. It’s not enough to clean your skin every day and use moisturizing products, but you also have to take into account these 8 things that are affecting your skin.

1. Forget to clean the objects that come in contact with your skin
Cleansing your skin is a very important step if you want a beautiful skin, but there is one more thing to keep in mind: you should clean the objects that come in contact with the skin. Basically, it’s time to wipe and disinfect the phone screen and even the sunglasses and any other object that comes in contact with your skin. Also, make sure you clean your makeup brushes thoroughly because bacteria multiply easily on synthetic hair. In addition, although it seems obvious, don’t forget to always wash your hands and avoid touching your face.

2. Ignore the neck and chest area
Cleaning, moisturizing or serum products shouldn’t be used just on the face, should also be applied to the neck and chest area. Even if your skin looks impeccable, you will notice the signs of premature aging in these areas, as they are usually not as well protected. Please note that this is also true for applying SPF cream. So treat your neck and chest area in the same way you treat your face.

3. Use a cleaning gel too strong
It seems ironic, but a product that should eliminate problems could make them worse. If you don’t use the right products, you risk accelerating your acne or any other imperfection. It is best to ask your dermatologist for the recommended products for you, knowing what ingredients might work best on your skin.

4. Don’t wait for enough time to get used to a new product
It’s recommended that you use the treatment given by your doctor, but before you completely give up on a product, use it for a few weeks. It’s good to experience and see what works best for you, but it’s perfectly normal for a product not to bring you the desired results from your first use.

In addition, most active ingredients work overtime on your skin, so if it’s a treatment recommended by your dermatologist, use it for at least 2-3 months.

5. Use products just because they’re in trend
When it comes to skincare, things are a little different. It’s normal to try new products, but just because a cream has worked for your girlfriend or for a beauty blogger doesn’t mean it’s suitable for your skin. So try just the products that are recommended for your skin type and always be careful about the ingredients list.

6. Use an inappropriate toothpaste
If you have imperfections around your lips, an explanation might be an inappropriate toothpaste. Although it may seem funny to you, find out that some chemicals in the toothpaste (especially those with teeth whitening properties) can cause acne. Try to use natural products that don’t create so much foam.

7. Do not remove your makeup before doing sports
Makeup can be your enemy if you want a skin without imperfections, especially if you don’t get used removing makeup before you go to the gym. When you do sports, the body temperature increases, and you sweat, which opens the pores. Makeup can penetrate these pores and, due to bacteria that appear on the skin during the day (due to dust and pollution), imperfections occur.

8. Ignore potential intolerance to certain foods
You may already know the signs of an allergy to certain foods, but intolerance can also affect the skin. For example, acne, eczema or rosacea may occur. The most common intolerances are gluten, dairy, caffeine and alcohol. If you feel that this is one of the issues, it’s time to be more careful about the foods you eat and to do some tests.

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