Every day we spend tons of cash on buying skin products. We struggle to discover those anti-aging miracles for skin or change salons and consult expensive dermatologists. In all these efforts, we are struggling to make our skin look spotless, supple and young.
Have you ever realized that the problem needs to be addressed from its root cause? Without which, all the overly expensive treatments and regimes might turn out to be horribly useless! Here are the 4 most skin damaging habits that women need to address at grass-root level:
Too much of sugar, salt, caffeine, and wine can sabotage your skin complexion and make it age swiftly. All these items consumed everyday need to be controlled, used wisely and precisely. Research has shown that glucose present in high carb foods, tin foods with hidden ingredients like those in sugar syrups and bakery items etc. creates a big havoc for skin. Glucose in diet breaks down elastin and collagen in skin which makes the skin saggy, wrinkly and devoid of freshness. This condition can be seen most commonly in diabetic patients.
Quit snacking on chocolates and processed foods and opt for vegetable salads as a healthy alternative for snacks. Over-consumption of tea and coffee can cause dehydration on skin and scalp and needs to be consumed in moderate quantities per day. Seeing the results, you will thank yourself ten years from now if you practice healthy eating from now on, as it is never too late.
The Over Cleansing Obsession
Whether you skin is oily or dry, there is no need to rip off natural oils that provide protection and freshness to skin. Washing your face twice a day with a mild face wash is more than enough. Do not skip washing off makeup at night as it can accumulate pollutants and cause breakouts. People with dry skin need to rinse face with just water in the morning to retain body’s natural oils, says Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist in New York City. They may use a mild cleansing face wash two times a day after that.
Stay Away from Harsh Exfoliators
If you are using an exfoliator, scrub or a peel off mask that is leaving your skin red and blotchy, it needs to be tossed aside. This is very common with exfoliators containing kernels or seeds which cause problems like clogged pores, irritation, inflammation and even brown spots and wrinkles. Go for peels with lactic acid and exfoliators with micro-beads or sugar once or twice a week.
Sleep Enough and Sleep Smartly
Not sleeping smartly can be as disastrous for your skin as not sleeping enough. We often just care about the natural oils on the skin and over treat it. It is important to maintain good hygiene of the place you sleep in. Change pillow covers and bad sheets weekly and preferably use materials like satin, silk, or Egyptian cotton to avoid wrinkles and breakouts altogether.
Try out these simple tips and wait to see your skin healthy and radiant!