Taking care of our skin is very significant because it is the most substantial barrier that we have against infection. Keeping that barrier strong and healthy will save us unnecessary visits to the dermatologists or even to the hospital! Admittedly, most of us have divine skincare routines, whether it’s in the morning or night. However, what are some of the things we’re overdoing? What are the things that we shouldn’t be doing? Interesting, right?
In line with this, you’re probably aware of the essentials when it comes to taking care of your skin, such as washing your face every day, using sunscreen, applying moisturizers, or putting all those serums. Still, some things can damage your skin, and it may have nothing to do with what you apply to it.
Here’s a rundown of ten surprising things you didn’t know can ruin your beloved skin.
The movement of muscles from this facial expression can cause fine lines and wrinkles.
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TWEEZING TOO FREQUENTLY
Excessive tweezing can damage the hair follicle. Overtime, tweezing can cause red, irritated skin and ingrown hairs.
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Just like frowning, this type of muscle motion may cause unwanted wrinkles around your eyes. Make sure you are wearing updated contact lenses or glasses to avoid unnecessary aging.
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This is also known as weight cycling (cyclical loss and gain of weight). The repeated gaining and losing of weight may add stress to the skin’s elasticity, which causes sagging and drooping of the skin.
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TOO MUCH SHOWER
Excessive showering may damage the surface of your skin and strip it from healthy bacteria our cutis needs (especially long, hot showers!).
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Skin will age faster and will dry out quickly if you skip meals. Also, don’t forget to eat healthy!
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Too much coffee can stimulate stress hormones, which can cause spots and breakouts. This can also lead to skin dehydration.
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TALKING ON THE PHONE
It’s always safe to use antibacterial wipes to keep our phones clean! Experts say that talking on the phone for hours may cause breakouts too.
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NOT WASHING PILLOWCASES
When pillowcases are not washed regularly, all the dirt and oil are transferred to your skin. This can clog pores and lead to breakouts.
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SLEEPING ON ONE SIDE
Dermatologists say that sleeping on one side can cause wrinkles, breakouts, and permanent creases.
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