The thing about habits is, bad ones are easier to start and harder to break. And well, more often than not, getting lost in bad habits have unfavorable effects to you and your body. Our skin is usually the most common victim, and before you know it, you’re dealing with major skin drama (oh, hello, breakouts and wrinkles!) Here are the most evil habits you need to break, ASAP! End them now before it’s too late!
1. Not washing your face at night
Do you even know how much dirt, oil, and bacteria your skin collects from the moment you step out of the shower until you finally call it a day? We’re telling you, it’s A LOT. And if you’ve been wearing makeup all day, all the more you need to wash your face before going to bed—unless you want clogged and large pores, breakouts, bacteria build up on your face.
2. Skipping daily sunscreen
Dermatologists recommend the use of sunscreen everyday—rain or shine. You know why? Because even when the clouds are hovering over your side of town, damaging UV rays are still working on their evil plan to wreak havoc on your skin. Decrease your chances of getting skin cancer and premature ageing by protecting your skin with SPF.
3. Neglecting your eyes
The skin around your eyes is the most delicate part of your face. It’s also the most neglected. Make sure you use eye cream that’s specifically made to keep that area bright and healthy, because you know, dark circles and crow’s feet are not exactly attractive.
4. Using dirty makeup brushes on your face
We couldn’t stress this enough. Not regularly washing your makeup brushes—which come in contact with your face regularly, will cause clogged pores, which will lead to breakouts, which will then lead to you not looking like a rockstar—and we don’t want that, do we? Learn how to properly wash your brushes here.
5. Popping your pimples
We know how it goes. You feel a bump on your face. You obsess over it for 3 full minutes. You can’t help it. You decide to pop it. Ah, the pleasure. You can now go about your day peacefully. But look, now it’s inflamed, and rest assure it will leave a scar. Resist the temptation of popping it, and instead, use a proper acne treatment that will zap it away without the chance of it getting infected.
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