We are pretty sure that you love and protect your skin and face and wash it for most of the time on a regular basis. But, are you still suffering from wrinkles, adult acne, and other skin problems?

BetterRead has gathered a list of routine daily habits that are causing a damage to your skin. Here is why:

Use of a Loofah

You might be thinking that you are wiping away the pollution and dirt when you wash your skin with a loofah, but you end up causing a harm to the delicate balance of good bacteria that is present on your skin. Various researchers have proven that good bugs of skin can prevent skin infections, control inflammation and swelling, helpful in the healing of wounds and leave you with a young skin and appealing looks. Instead of harsh rubbing and cleansing that causes a skin damage, start using your hands and that must be no more than two times in a week.

Taking Excessive hot showers

You might be thinking up till now that hot water is essential for killing germs that is stick to your body, or maybe you need to relax down your muscles, but hot showers is not a friendly thing to your skin. Hot showers rip off your skin from its natural oils, causing it to dry out, and also forms a breeding ground for unfriendly skin bugs to proliferate further. You must be preserving your skin with a natural water bath for the preservation of their skin moisture.

Skipping face-wash

On the other side, you do not need to avoid washing your face all of a sudden. More than half of the population across the world skip washing their face before going to bed, according to the recent survey. It will be a leading damage to build up old skin cells and dirt, especially if you put a heavy makeover. You need to wash your face for two times in a day. But, be gentle while washing your face and moisturize cleansers.

Drink fat-free milk

Fat-free food products, that you may think will be helpful to lose weight, can actually cause a harm to your skin as drinking fat-free milk increases the risk of acne to your skin. More importantly, the milk proteins casein and whey, can leave an impact on the insulin levels and unleash major systemic swelling. You need not to avoid drinking fat-free milk.

You indulge in diet soda

Artificial sweeteners are having a direct impact on diabetes, acne, and rosacea. Sweeteners might be affecting your insulin levels, causing an increase in swelling of the skin and change the composition of good bacteria in your gut and all this can show up on your face. High levels of insulin are a major cause of hormonal imbalances and skin disorders such as acne.

You shop Processed foods

Processed foods don’t only make you gain weight, but also leaves a negative impact on your skin. Such type of foods consists of refined carbs and sugars, that have been directly linked to acne and premature aging of the skin. This fiber-deficient junk food slows down digestion process and causes a havoc to your healthy gut bugs, precipitating leaky guts, increasing the cause of inflammation. Instead, try whole foods with a medium or low glycemic index, such as leafy greens, steel-cut oats, sweet potatoes, and asparagus.

Regular intake of antibiotics

Overuse of these type of drugs can lead to creating antibiotic-resistant superbugs, thus, wiping away good bacteria present in our intestines and skin along with the bad ones. These good bugs have the tendency to battle the infectious bugs and fight inflammation that underlies skin disorders and systemic illness. Our obsession with antibacterial soaps and sanitizers is exaggerating such a type of issue. So, take such meds when it is really a need for them.

You avoid consuming veggies

If you are not intaking the diet of rich fruits and veggies, your skin is missing out essential nutrients as antioxidants present in it can slow down the process of skin aging that includes wrinkles, brown spots, fine lines, thus, protecting your skin from sunburn, swelling and other types of DNA damages to your skin. Veggies such as tomatoes, carrots, and sweet potatoes are best due to the high amount of antioxidants availability in it.

Stop popping pimples

Popping out pimples is really bad for your skin as it causes a real skin damage as per you are pushing inflammatory cells deeper inter the skin dermis, that in return increases the risk of scars and dark spots. Therefore, prevention is the core key. Start using a retinol all over your face as it is a perfect way to get rid of pimples.

Hope, so you are going to avoid these habits as it causes a real damage to your skin.

Also Read: Skincare Natural Remedies That Wipes Away Pigment Spots


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