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For Better Skin, Ditch These Bad Habits - 4th Week

By Genevieve Cunningham

Beautiful skin is a desire of just about everyone. When we begin to notice little wrinkles on our face or we have blemishes that we can’t seem to get rid of, we panic just a little. After all, our skin is one of the first things that others see. It’s a big part of the first impression that we give. And, it plays a huge role in our self esteem.

You may be one who dotes on their skin. You wash and moisturize and generally protect it. But, you’re still noticing problem areas. What’s the deal? If your skin isn’t quite what you hope for, check out these common skincare mistakes that may be causing a hiccup in your routine and final product.

You’re Not Reapplying

You religiously put on moisturizer with sunscreen every day. Awesome! That’s a great first step. But, are you reapplying? Our faces tend to sweat off or wear off the products that we put on. If you’re not already, try to give your face another coat of moisturizer and sunscreen midday and then again at night. This will help to protect it longer, and keep it softer and more supple.

You Rest Your Head on Your Hands

It doesn’t have to be this specifically, but touching the face leaves oil and residue which then leads to breakouts. My skin used to break out along the jawline like clockwork. It was impossible to get rid of. After a trip to the doctor, it was found that this was a problem area because I was constantly resting my head on an open palm. Once I stopped that bad habit, the skin cleared up. If you’re a face toucher, try to break the habit for better skin.

You Go To Bed Without a Wash

For the most part, you probably wash your face before bed. But, did you know that the ONE time you forget or are too lazy to get out of bed, you might be doing significant damage? Sleeping with a dirty face allows the dirt, foundation, and other residue to seep into your pores. And with your head on a pillow, it just pushes the residue that much deeper. Even if the only thing you can manage before bed is to wash your face, you’ll be glad you put out the effort when your skin is beautiful and clear.

That clear glowing skin is a possibility. It’s OK to have the occasional blemish, and it’s perfectly OK to age with grace. But, don’t let poor habits damage your skin before it has to. Double check your habits and make sure that these mentioned above aren’t part of your normal routine. The better your habits, the better your skin, and the better you’ll feel overall.

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