01/8Here are some skincare mistakes you should avoid

Here are some skincare mistakes you should avoid

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and the only one you get. Hence, you preserve it and give it some TLC every now and then. Skincare routines and beauty boosting foods aside, we all know things to do to keep our skin looking youthful and fresh. But as it turns out, there are some cardinal skincare mistakes you must avoid as well. Here’re a few things you really need to avoid. Read on to find out what they are.

by Deesha Bondre
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02/8Excessively washing your face

Excessively washing your face

Sometimes when trying to remove your makeup you may tend to wash your face too much. However, overdoing it can irritate the skin and even cause a lot of damage. A common problem is that excessively washing your face can strip away your skin's natural oils and cause it to produce more. Invest in a good makeup remover that will be gentle on the skin and get the job done.

by Darielle Britto
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03/8Taking hot baths

Taking hot baths

Spending time in some hot water may be relaxing, however, it isn't so good for the health of your skin. Too much time in hot water can make your skin dry and even cause it to feel itchy. It also takes away the natural oils and proteins from your skin. The next time you want to take a bath, lower the temperature. Once you are done, pat yourself gently with a towel. Do not rub the towel all over your body in a vigorous manner. Make sure to apply lotion to your skin so it gets a good amount of moisture.

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04/8Drinking too much alcohol

Drinking too much alcohol

Alcohol is one of the worst things for your skin. It causes your skin to become dry and look dull. Because alcohol is loaded with sugar it can cause breakouts. One or two glasses won't hurt too much. However, you might want to get into the habit of cutting down your intake if you want glowing skin. Choose healthier alternatives instead the next time you go out.

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05/8Over-exfoliating

Over-exfoliating

Exfoliating feels amazing, and also gets rid of dead skin cells and de-clogs you pores, leaving your skin feeling fresh and new – which is why we may have a natural tendency to over exfoliate as well. But there is such a thing as over-exfoliating – done too vigorously, you can end up scratching the surface of your skin’s protective barrier, leaving it open to infection and exposure to environmental toxins. So, finding the right balance is key.

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06/8Popping, picking, and rubbing

Popping, picking, and rubbing
Remember when your mom repeatedly asked you not to pop your pimple? Of course, your mom was right! She always is. The more you push and pick at your zit, the more inflammation you create underneath. Not to mention, all the bacteria from your fingertips is now all over your skin! Rubbing or tugging skin also accelerates the aging process. Hence, avoid doing those things at all cost. The trick here is to treat your skin like you would treat a baby – with utmost care. by Deesha Bondrereadmore

07/8Not protecting your skin

Not protecting your skin
We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again. Do not skip sunscreen! Do you know why? The sun is responsible for 90% of how your skin ages – yes, genetics play a part, but so does sunblock! Use a sunblock for the face that has minimum factor 30 SPF, and a UVA rating of 4-star or higher (or PA++++). The SPF protects against UVB rays that burn the skin, while UVA (or PA) protects against UVA rays that penetrate deeper into the skin and destroy collagen – both are essential! by Deesha Bondrereadmore

08/8Forgetting about your neck and eyes

Forgetting about your neck and eyes

People often neglect their eye cream and continuing their routine down their neck. Crow’s feet and a neck are some of the most obvious signs of aging, so even if your face is looking flawless, if you’ve forgotten about your neck, it will be a serious giveaway of your age. Continue your entire skincare regime down your neck; this means double cleansing your neck as well.

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