We all wish to always have flawless skin . Despite our efforts we still make some basic mistakes which keep us away from having healthy , glowing skin .
These common mistakes may be in our daily skincare routine , skincare products you are using or using the wrong products for the wrong season or climate .
HERE ARE SOME COMMON MISTAKES WE MAKE WITHOUT BEEN AWARE OF THE HARM THEY DO .
CHOOSING THE WRONG CLEANSER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE
If you have opted for a cleanser which has not been formulated for your skin type , it does more evil than good !
It might result in your skin getting extra dry and tight or too oily giving you breakouts . An incorrect cleanser could strip your skin off its natural balance giving you more problems .
CONSUMING THE WRONG DIET
Dermatologists recommend vitamin A , E and C efficient diet to look younger .
Sometimes fish oil and other anti- oxidants are a good source of these vitamins .
What you eat keeps you healthy from the inside-out which is mirrored on your skin . Its a good idea to eat foods as your skin demands for a particular season .
USING LONG HOT SHOWERS
Long and very hot showers might relax your soul but they don’t do the same to your skin . Long time spent in hot showers leads to skin dehydration , dry skin issues , dry hair and and brittle nails . If you have to do long showers , do it occasionally , DO NOT ABUSE IT .
EXCESSIVE USAGE OF TONERS
If your skin doesn’t demand a toner during a particular season , skip it . Listen to your skin ! Many a times a toner could leave your skin feeling oily and dull .
Some toners that have added hydrating properties which may work against your skin and clog your pores giving you zits . Avoid alcohol based toners .
SKIPPING SUN PROTECTION
The UVA( A = aging) and UVB( B = burning) rays from the sun are very harmful . They are the primary cause of wrinkles , age spots , sunburns and premature aging . Hence it is important to apply a broad spectrum sunscreen cream or sun block all year round .
Exfoliation is VERY good but don’t go overboard with it ! Over exfoliation leads to getting large pores , whiteheads , pimples and skin dryness .
For some of us , AHA based exfoliants are harsh causing harm to our skin . Go for a milder BHA product if your skin cant handle AHA . You can also use natural , home made exfoliators , which are safe .
LACK OF SLEEP
It’s been rightly said that the skin repairs itself at night . If deprived of proper sleep your complexion tells ! If you don’t sleep enough you will feel restless ,irritated and low in the morning .
NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER
When your skin is hydrated , moisturized and supple your fine lines , wrinkles and crows feet stay away . To keep your skin hydrated from the inside-out , drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily . Water intake also rids your body off toxins giving you a clear complexion
IF YOU TAKE THE RIGHT STEP AND PRECAUTIONS AS REGARDS YOUR SKIN YOU WILL BE BLESSED WITH HEALTHY AND BEAUTIFUL SKIN .