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Skin Habits You Should Stop Now

While some skin care habits are good for your skin,  some are bound to destroy your skin completely. To prevent your skin from being damaged, get rid of these bad habits listed below and enjoy a glow.

Over exfoliating your skin

Though exfoliation is a necessary and needed skin care step, it is very easy to over do it by using products that are too strong and/or using exfoliation products too frequently.  When you treat your skin in this manner you actually destroy the skin’s protective qualities, opening the doors to skin that cannot hold onto moisture, and one that is easily irritated and inflamed.

Not Using Sun Protection


One of the main reasons of applying sunscreen liberally and frequently, is to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. It was discovered that using sunscreen diligently, slows down the development of wrinkles and sagging skin.  Using sunscreen also prevents skin cancer. With skin cancer on the rise, it is advisable to continually protect your skin from the sun.

Not Washing Your Face/Not Removing Your Make Up 

Without this crucial step in your beauty routine, your skin will never look its best.  If you keep applying products and make up on skin that has not  been properly cleansed, you can damage your skin, your products won’t be absorbed properly, and your skin will look dull and lifeless.

Picking and Popping Pimples

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When you pick your pimples,  you make your breakouts and acne worse.  Though it can be very tempting to squeeze your pimples, resist that temptation!  Experts say  when you pop your pimples, you can push the acne bacteria and the infection deeper into your skin instead of getting it out. This could actually make your acne worse instead of better.

Using The Wrong Products

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You shouldn’t use certain skin care products just because a celebrity swears by them or your best friend with perfect skin uses them.  You shouldn’t use a skin care product because you got it on sale.    Take the time to properly assess your skin care needs.  If you are confused about what you need seek professional help.

By Yemisi Suleiman

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