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  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 18 Apr 2022, 14:50 IST

5 Bad Beauty Habits That You Need To Ditch Today!

Exfoliating your skin frequently can cause your skin to become dry and irritated. Hence go easy on exfoliation!
  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 18 Apr 2022, 14:50 IST
bad beauty habits to avoid

Is your skin prone to breaking out? Have you tried all of the facepacks, beauty salon treatments, eating healthy foods, and drinking bottle after bottle of water only to have severe acne on your face? Do you ever worry what you're doing wrong? We all have bad habits that cause breakout and acne, and if your skin is exhibiting indications of having some unhealthy habits, then these are the things you're possibly doing wrong.

Makeup Wipes

makeup wipes

Makeup wipes should be used cautiously. They are bad for your skin and should not be used instead of cleaning your face. They can cause irritation and even inflammation in some situations since they include damaging ingredients and, in some cases, alcohol, which can dry out your skin. They don't even remove your makeup correctly and instead smear it all over the place. 

Furthermore, they are exceedingly detrimental to the environment. Invest in a nice cleanser or even micellar water, and perform a double cleansing if you've been wearing makeup all day. This will deep clean and remove any and all traces of makeup, ensuring that it does not interfere with your skincare products.

Touching Face

Did you know that every time you touch your face, dirt and bacteria are transferred onto your skin? All of the filth and germs can clog your pores, leading to outbreaks. Not to mention, please quit picking at zits! You are causing skin damage and may result in scars and discoloration. If you're having trouble, go for pimple stickers that cover up the pimple and allow it to cure naturally. 

Not Washing Pillowcases Frequently

not washing pillowcase regularly

If you're experiencing a lot of sudden breakouts, one of the main causes might be your pillowcase. When you sleep, your body temperature fluctuates, and you may sweat. Our bodies also expel any extra filth, oil, or makeup. All of this gunk ends up in your pillowcase. To maintain things clean and hygienic, it's best to change your pillowcases every few days. If that appears to be too much work, be sure you change them at least once a week!

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Not Washing Makeup Brushes

makeup brushes

Let's be honest: no one does this as often as they should, and it's terrible for your attractiveness. The use of brushes on a regular basis without sufficient washing results in blocked pores and the possibility of acne outbreaks. Dirty brushes may spread germs and yeast to your skin, causing illnesses such as pink eye and cold sores. To ensure that your brushes are skin-safe, you should wash them at least twice a week.

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Exfoliating A Lot

If you happen to exfoliate your face a lot, then your face will have to bear the repercussions. Exfoliation is only meant to be done once a week. While exfoliating the skin is vital to remove dead cells and get smoother skin, we must be careful not to overdo it. Overdoing on your exfoliation routine is going to do more harm than good for your skin. 

If done too frequently, it might damage your skin's barrier, exposing it to infection, irritation, and inflammation along the road. To begin with, depending on your skin type, you should not exfoliate more than once a week. Take note of the items you're using, whether they're chemical or physical exfoliators, and choose more delicate formulas to meet your beauty demands.

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Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com