Bad beauty habits can be very disastrous to your skin, hair, and even health. A lot of things can have a bad effect on your skin if you aren’t careful. Our daily routines, if harsh or overdone, can cause major disruption to the skin’s natural process. So, over time, these things will cause some damage to the skin and you’ll end up with bad skin. Let’s take a look at some of these bad skin care habits that some of us are so used to.
Sleeping with your make-up on
If you don’t cleanse your face before bedtime you leave traces of make-up, oil and grime which can sometimes cause a breakout as quickly as overnight. Use wet wipes to remove make-up before bed and maintain healthy skin.
Using expired makeup
They may seem harmless, but expired beauty products can carry a range of bacterial baddies.
Know when your beauty products have gone out of date, otherwise using them will lead to inflammation, irritation and infections.
Even if your makeup was expensive, it still has a sell by date, so you have to ask yourself if your skin and health are more important than getting the use out of a high-brand foundation you bought two years ago.
Scrubbing skin regularly will help unclog pores, which in turn can help prevent acne, blackheads and the buildup of oil and dry skin, but overdoing it can also cause skin problems.
If your skin looks extra shiny, but with zero oil in sight, or you’ve noticed puffiness and breakouts, then you are exfoliating too often.
Using dirty make-up brushes
If you’re faithfully cleansing and moisturising only to follow up with a dirty powder brush, you’re painting a week’s worth of dirt and grime right back on your face. Don’t sabotage yourself and wash your brushes regularly to avoid problems like persistent irritation and breakouts.
Picking your spots
If you pick at you blemishes you risk spreading the bacteria to underneath the surface of the skin. Instead, combat spots with a treatment like the Witch Blemish Stick which helps to break down excess oils.
Using heavily perfumed beauty products
Research has established that fragrances in skin care products are the most common cause of allergic skin reactions.
The skin on the surface often keeps the fact that it’s being irritated a secret with no reaction unless it’s extremely sensitive, which will actually show irritation.