Maintaining a beautiful complexion is much easier when you eat a healthy diet and are taking care of your skin with the right beauty rituals. If you always seem to have problem skin, you’ll need to make sure you’re not exposing skin to toxins in the environment, and are using products that protect and nourish the skin.
Here are some skin hazards to avoid in any season:
This habit may be hard to break but your skin will thank you. Hot showers will dry out your skin quickly and may even make it prone to breakouts and other skin issues. Stick with lukewarm water in the shower and be gentle with any scrubbing or exfoliating products you’re using while showering.
Excessive Sun Exposure
Whether you’re spending the day outside or hitting the tanning beds, limit UV exposure as often as possible to protect skin from UV damage. Remember that this type of skin damage is irreversible so you need to protect your skin with sunscreen and limit the amount of time you spend in the sun.
Lack of Moisturizer
No matter what your skin type might be, you need to apply moisturizer day and night. Using the right moisturizer will not only help to keep your skin super-soft and smooth, but will also protect it from the elements. Make sure you’re stocked up on plenty of moisturizers and hydrating serums to keep your skin in great shape.
Layering the Wrong Products
If you’re mixing products from different skincare brands or your beauty bag is a mix of older and newer products, you may end up irritating your skin. Stick with one skincare line recommended by a licensed esthetician or dermatologist so you aren’t aggravating your skin with the wrong formulations. Clean out your makeup collection every season so you aren’t using expired products.
Too Much Exfoliation
If you’re using any type of facial scrub or a facial brush a few times a week, you may be overdoing it. Exfoliating too often can damage your skin so make sure you’re only doing the bare minimum. If your skin always seems to be dry, tight, and flaky, it’s time to scale back on the scrubbing and buffing.