Women are conscious about their beauty and skincare. However, in the rush of the day compromises overrule care and most of us end up committing grave sins to our skin.
Here are the 5 most common sins you may be committing and ways you can teach yourself to stop (hopefully):
Going to Sleep Without Removing Make-Up
No matter how much you love your make-up, don’t take it with you to bed. The repercussions the next morning are not good.
Puffy eyes are not the only obvious consequence. Layers of foundation and blush stop your skin from breathing and clogs your pores. Your skin becomes prone to acne and exhibits a dull complexion
Always keep a pack of wet or moisturized face wipes at your bedside. This way even if you don’t have the might or will to drag yourself to the bathroom to wash your face, you can just wipe off the make-up in a matter of seconds.
But remember, there is nothing better for your skin than washing your face with lukewarm water at night With the proper cleanser.
Note: Even if you don’t apply makeup your skin gets infected with pollution and other dirt particles. It also accumulates oil that can give rise to acne blemishes if not washed off.
Picking your Pimples
It has been preached well and enough and been hammered into our heads for generations. We all know that popping zits on our face can leave us with life-long scars but still, the temptation of instant elimination is too hard to overcome.
Leaving a pimple alone may make it disappear in just two-three days. Popping a pimple can triple its life to seven or even ten days. Dirt from your fingers transfers bacteria into the pores and aggravates the situation.
Where a pimple appears on your face, apply a good quality anti acneic product on it. Try iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum Advance. It has zinc sulfate and 0.5% of kojic acid that prevents the occurrence of acne and helps reduce blemishes and inflammations.
Note: Resist the urge to touch and fiddle with a pimple even if you don’t mean to break it. You are doing more harm than actually popping it.
Using Make-Up Testers
We all love to hang around the beauty counter a check at least a dozen of cosmetic samples before deciding the one to purchase.
But what’s irking is that some women test it out on themselves. It is synonymous with sharing make-up with million customers who might have indulged themselves the same way.
No matter how safely cosmetics are stored at the counter, bacteria and germs will definitely get transferred through customers using them.
That is why just never test makeup on your face. If you want to check out the color, do so on your hands. And remember to wipe it off with a cotton ball or sponge immediately afterward.
Nibbling your Cuticles
This comes close to OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Torn and damaged cuticles lead to hangnails and other infections. And they are pretty ugly to look at.
Always keep your hands moisturized up to the skin around your nails. If they are well hydrated, you will have fewer snags and thus be less tempted to nibble them off.
In fact, get hold of good cuticle cream and massage it onto your hands daily. While you shower, push back the overgrown cuticles gently. If you want, invest in a good cuticle repair cream.
Note: Apply extra care to your fingers and cuticles during the winter.
Dr. Marilynn Syrett is a graduate from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific. She has a keen interest in studying the use and effectiveness of special skin care products and acne treatments.