We all do it, commit sins towards our face. Sometimes it seems as though it can't be helped, especially when you have a zit that you are not going to be seen in public with. Here are 5 bad habits that dermatologists agree are the worst and need to be stopped asap!
Over washing - If you overwash because you feel that your face is olily you might try to wash it multiple times a day, but it in turn will just create more oil to compensate. Only wash a maximum 2 times a day. Once in the morning and once at night.
Picking - You do a lot more damage to your face by picking and squeezing your pimple. If you pick or push, the bacteria does come to the top, but it also goes the opposite way too and goes back down into your skin. Then you will see in a couple of days a few friends have emerged around the original pimple. Best thing, leave it alone! I know, this one is rough. If you get a facial or go to a face extractor they know what they are doing and use sterilized tools. So see a professional if possible if you have to.
Don't do at home peels. It can cause inflammation and you may be too aggresive with what you try or how you work it. You want to have a professional do it. Someone that uses natural ingredients like licorice root or Arbutin, that will lift the pigment slowly over time. If you have brown spots, you can make them worse with the home peel if you use them too aggresivly.
Not wearing SUNSCREEN! Try out some creams that don't feel too thick or too thin. There are a lot more sunscreens that have come on the market that are elegant and will not feel like you are slathering your face with the old sunscreen. Make sure that it is at least spf 30, and uva protection with a moisturizer.
Stay away from the tanning beds. Does anyone use the tanning bed anymore? They are a time machine. You go in and you come out looking older, not healthier. It breaks down the collagen and creates pre-mature wrinkles. Two words; Spray tan! Or face tanner if you feel you need that glow.
Even a good bronzer can do the trick.
So now that you know that you need to stop these bad habits, here is how you can Prevent and Banish Acne for Good.