Today Dawn McCarthy of Its A Glam Thing shared 10 tips on what not to do to your skin on Arizona Midday.
Dawn on Arizona Midday
Watch the segment here: http://www.azcentral.com/videos/news/12-news/arizona-midday/2015/03/23/70345384/
10 Things you should NOT do to your Skin..
Many beauty experts talk a lot about what you can do to nourish, hydrate and protect your skin, but there are also many things you should not do to your skin. There are many products with incredible ingredients that can improve and protect your skin, and good healthy habits, like wearing sunscreen and washing makeup off at night, that make a big difference.
Some of the best ways to enhance your skin actually have to do with what you don’t do to it! So here are 10 things you should never do if you want to maintain healthy, radiant skin.
1. Never pick at your skin! Picking at the skin on your face will only push dirt and bacteria deeper into pores, resulting in more breakouts. You can even cause a scaring by squeezing a pimple/zit. Endure it in the short term to save your skin in the long term. There are great over-the-counter products that will dry out the skin as well as many other great acne treatments on the market.
2. Never ?Test Too Many Products To avoid a skin nightmare, always test new products — cosmetics, lotions, and cleansers — on a small patch of skin on your inner arm. There’s nothing worse than having a severe reaction across your entire face.
3. ?Don’t ?Forget to clean your cell phone. Hours spent talking on your cell phone can lead to breakouts and rashes along your jawline and cheek. Make sure to keep antibacterial wipes with you to keep your phone (and skin!) clean.Use speakerphone whenever possible, you would be surprised at the bacteria on your phone…some say worse than a womens purse!
4. Never use expired products. This includes not only cleansers and moisturizers, but makeup as well. Eye products in particular should never be used past their expiration date, as they can cause severe irritation and even serious infection. Don’t think you’re saving money by using expired products. You’ll spend far more on products to clear up irritation and infections than you would by simply buying replacements.
5. Never yo-yo diet. Constant yo-yo dieting can negatively impact your skin: Frequent weight gain and loss can cause the fibers in your skin to loosen over time, creating stretch marks and sag. Eating too little food can cause skin to age faster, you can look gaunt, but too much food can lead to bloating, especially if you eat food laden with salt. Both of these states are bad, but bouncing between the two is even worse. Instead, try and reach a healthy weight and maintain it.
?6. Don’t forget to ? Remov?e? Makeup
When you sleep in your makeup, you’re basically asking for wrinkles. Falling asleep with your makeup on can lead to bacterial infections and clogged pores, which can cause acne. And, the residue that stays on your pillow can even make you sick. Keep makeup removing wipes next to your bed so you’ll be reminded nightly to remove your harmful makeup.
7. Don’t skip Sunscreen
We’ve all been told to never skip the sunscreen, but it’s often tempting when many of us spend our days indoors. Also, you don’t even realize just driving in your car, how much damage happens even if your windows are tinted Even a few minutes of sun exposure can lead to a breakdown of collagen though and that leads to fine lines and wrinkles. It’s recommended to wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine, so that you don’t get sun damage. Choose an SPF 30 and one that has zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
8. Don’t Pre-tan at a Salon
Pre-tanning at a tanning salon to get ready for the sun at the beach isn’t the great idea that it’s been cut out to be. In fact, whether you acquire a tan quickly for that party or trip, or slowly, you still damage your skin. Just like the sun, artificial tanning equipment beds and sun lamps emit UV rays that can cause burns, premature aging, and skin cancers, especially if you’re a higher risk, fair-skinned person who produces less melanin.
?9. Don’t ?Smok?e?-Just don’t do it!
You’ve heard about the risks of smoking (like lung cancer, heart disease, and emphysema). But have you ever noticed that the skin of elderly smokers tends to have a yellowish coloration? Next to sun exposure, smoking is the highest factor in wrinkling. In other words, smoking makes you look older!
?10. Never Over Exfoliat?e? & ?always use ?the Right Make-up Remover To much exfoliation removes the oil from your skin. As much as we want to exfoliate daily, some exfoliating scrubs might just be too harsh and cause redness and for your skin to become irritated. Our skin naturally sheds thousands of skin cells daily so just be careful. Lastly, use the right make-up remover that does not dry out and strip your skin.
Clearly, having healthy skin habits is just as much a matter of what you don’t do as what you do. It’s also important for you to understand what type of skin you have in order to truly benefit from products.
For more information, please feel free to contact Dawn@itsaglamthing.com
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