Old habits die hard
We all want gorgeous glowing skin. This not only makes us feel as though we can face the world with confidence, it also means that we require little to no makeup to look our best. But some of our lifestyle habits could be standing between us and the skin of our dreams. Here are five things to stop doing, according to dermatologists, if you want your best complexion ever.
1. Talking on the phone
I know this is not news to you! Putting your phone up against your face can lead to breakouts and irritation. This is because our phones are covered in germs and facial oils from frequent use. To prevent flare-ups, it’s advised that you either put your mobile on speakerphone when answering calls or that you carry antibacterial wipes to clean your phone after each use. There are also products on the market such as Phone Soap which is designed to stop the spread of bacteria in homes and hospitals. Phone Soap uses UV light and sanitizes phones, keys, cards & money. As the product's site states, "Your cell phone is the third hand you don't wash." To see more visit:
2. Using harsh facial scrubs
Many of us have been led to believe that exfoliating using a facial scrub is the best way to ensure clean skin and unclogged pores. The truth is that scrubs can be incredibly harsh and even cause micro-tears in the skin, which can cause it to show signs of ageing more quickly. Instead, try using an at-home peeling solution or products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids, which encourage skin turnover or even a gentle mitt exfoliator designed specifically for the tender facial skin. Check out the one from Norwex here:
3. Sleeping with makeup on
This should go without saying.....it’s vital that you remove your makeup before calling it a night if you want to have a healthy, glowing complexion. If you don’t, the free radicals that have accumulated on your face throughout the day will cause damage to your skin as you sleep, and cause fine lines and wrinkles to develop. It's been said that sleeping in makeup for just ONE night, ages your face by SEVEN years. Using a makeup remover cloth or a pre-cleanser and cleaning your face before bedtime is a must!
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4. Picking your skin
It can be extremely tempting to pick at a pimple or blackhead on your skin. Picking can lead to scarring and discoloration, which is a worse end result than if you had just left it alone. Instead, consider using spot products with ingredients that contain properties which reduce inflammation and keep the area free from bacteria. Check out the anti-oxidant, antimicrobial, anti fungal Pomifera Rose Facial Oil here:
5. Sleeping on dirty linen
Pillowcases are a hot bed for germs and bacteria. During the night we shed skin and sweat! Unfortunately, this all ends up on our sheets and pillowcases. Dermatologists suggest changing your pillowcase at least once a week, if not more, to prevent your linen from causing breakouts, and investing in a silk or satin one to prevent your face from creasing during the night and causing wrinkles. You can also purchase pillowcases and sheets with an antibacterial system such as the Norwex bedding with BacLoc (TM) pillow cases which are amazing and easy to care for. You can find those here......