3 Skin-Damaging Habits to Avoid
Earthzone Caviar Cream offers an extensive list of skin care products that can keep your skin rejuvenated and healthy. However, aside from using our products, we also want you to take better care of your skin. In fact, we have listed down some skin-damaging habits that you should definitely avoid:
- Smoking. Everyone knows that smoking is bad for the health, but did you know that it can be damaging for your skin too? Studies show that smoking can cause premature skin aging and other dermatological conditions. Nicotine can also reduce the blood flow to your skin, meaning, your skin doesn’t get enough nutrients and oxygen. The chemicals found in tobacco can also damage the elastin protein and collagen that give your skin its structure.
- Not removing your makeup. Have you ever had one of those long, hard days at work that when you come home, you just want to sleep immediately? You may even neglect to change or remove your makeup due to utter exhaustion. However, please take note that failing to remove your makeup can damage your skin. Majority of makeup products contain different chemicals that may affect your skin. So, make sure to remove your makeup thoroughly before you go to bed.
- Not sleeping enough. For years, studies have shown that sleep deprivation can affect cognitive performance. However, recent studies show that not sleeping enough can cause your skin to age faster too! According to a study commissioned by Estée Lauder, individuals who don’t get enough sleep experience increased signs of skin aging and slower recovery from different environment stressors (i.e. disruption of the skin barrier to UV radiation). A lack of sleep can negatively impact the skin’s ability to repair itself at night.
- Not using enough sunscreen – or skipping it altogether. Sunshine feels good on the skin; however, please don’t forget that it comes with damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV light leads to premature skin aging, as well as skin cancer. You shouldn’t just use sunscreen when you’re headed to the beach – use it on regular days too! As much as possible, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Look for a minimum of SPF 30 and if you’re constantly outside, reapply at least every 2 hours.
Are you aware of any other skin-damaging habits? Share them below!