Your skin is the largest organ in your body by quite some distance. It covers every inch of us and gets exposed to the elements all the time. We don’t give our skin the love and attention it deserves, which is why a daily skincare routine is essential. You can use various products on your skin to improve its health, but you should also focus on things to avoid. We come across many things in life that can be terrible for our skin, here are three of the worst:
Smoking should be avoided at all costs for general health reasons. It’s awful for the human body and will cause a whole host of health problems. As far as your skin goes, cigarettes contain so many harmful chemicals that damage your skin. The smoke hits your skin and will cause early signs of ageing and deterioration. People who smoke will look a lot older than they actually are.
Avoiding cigarettes is easy if you’ve never smoked before. But, what if you slipped into this bad habit and find it hard to quit. The best idea is to gradually ease yourself off by supplementing cigarettes for a better alternative. Get something like a SMOK vape set and use that instead of cigarettes. You’ll consume fewer chemicals and your skin will take less of a beating. Ideally, you want to cut it all out completely, but this is a great way to start quitting.
Everyone wants to look lovely and tanned. In fact, your skin often looks and feels much nicer when you have a tan. Unfortunately, this tan should be natural, not caused by sunbeds. When you lie on a sunbed, you basically submit your skin to potent UV rays – far more potent than the sun itself. While this causes you to tan, it will also cause deep damage to your skin. Over time, your skin will start to wrinkle and look terrible. Not to mention the absurd risk of developing skin cancer.
The solution to this is simple; don’t use sunbeds anymore. If you need a fake tan, opt for a spray-on one or buy self-tanning products to use at home.
Cold weather is super bad for your skin. I know you’ve all felt the effects of cold air on your face during winter. You come inside and your face feels raw and dry. Effectively, cold weather dries out your skin and leaves it looking and feeling chapped. Dry skin leaves patches that make you feel self-conscious and can itch like crazy.
The best approach is a two-pronged one. Firstly, protect your skin when it’s cold by wearing a scarf and covering your face as much as you can. Ironically, these days you have to wear a mask so that protects your skin! Secondly, work on moisturising and hydrating your skin throughout the winter. This will lock in lots of moisture and stop it from drying out.
I don’t have time to run through a skincare routine in this post, but I think most of you already have one anyway! Instead, you can focus on three terrible things to avoid if you want beautiful skin.