There are habits that you’ve probably adopted without knowing that they contribute significantly to your troubles in maintaining healthy skin. The skin is quite sensitive and you should always evaluate every product you use to avoid adverse reactions. Here are some common habits to avoid that could be harmful to your skin. 

Using hot water when bathing

When you use extremely hot water to bath, you’re likely to destroy the top layer of the epidermis which protects you from germs. As such, it’s necessary that you only use warm water (doctors recommend the use of water that’s below 40 degrees Celsius). Also, avoid freezing cold water as it may significantly affect the physiological processes of your body leading to inflammation, acne, and other conditions.

Smoking

Tobacco is one of the leading causative agents of cancer. It contains numerous free radicals that will affect the tone of your skin. If you keep smoking, your skin is likely to lose its rigidity, leading to wrinkles at a very early age. The toxins damage the skin’s collagen and elastin which may lead cancer if not reversed in time. Additionally, smoking leads to vasoconstriction which reduces the flow of blood to the skin. As a result, the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the skin is significantly reduced which leads to a pale skin! 

Drinking insufficient water

This is a golden rule of maintaining healthy, hydrated skin. It’s recommended that you take at least 8 glasses of water every day. When you’re dehydrated, your skin suffers the most since the little available water is used up in critical physiological processes of the body leaving your skin pale. Interestingly, the body has a mechanism to request for rehydration; whenever you feel thirsty, you should never ignore the urge! Water is a crucial solvent that helps in flushing out toxins from your body thus leaving your skin rejuvenated and well-toned.

Overly exfoliating your skin

Facial extraction treatment is good for clearing out the impurities on your skin, and exfoliation can also help with that by regularly removing dead skin cells and avoiding buildup. However, you should only do it once a week. When you overdo it, it strips off the natural oils from the skin leaving it dry while significantly increasing the risk of developing acne. Also, you should always be gentle in the entire exfoliating process. If you are a fan of makeup, ensure that you remove them before sleeping, as they will contribute to the development of debris that may lead to clogging of skin pores. If the follicles are blocked, you can be certain that you’ll develop whiteheads and blackheads.  

Insufficient sleep

Going for acne facials can help you to treat your breakouts but other factors matter too. Sleeping gives your skin enough time to rejuvenate. If you sleep for less than 6 hours a day, you’re likely to experience high-stress levels leading to increased cortisol levels. This hormone has been shown to interfere with the skin functioning which increases the healing time of wounds as well as lead to acne breakouts. Strive to get uninterrupted 6 hours sleep. It also protects you from other lifestyle diseases like diabetes and hypertension. It is recommended that you change the pillowcases daily and sleep on clean pillows.

Conclusion

You should always strive to keep your skin healthy. To achieve this, you will need high-level discipline and commitment. Ensure that you remove the dead skin cells once every week and keep your skin clean at all time. Aside from trying these tips, you can also book a facial promotion and let the professionals restore your skin back to its prime.