You wash your face often, cleanse, exfoliate and do all the essentials for your skin. That’s great but doing the wrongs is unfortunately hindering your efforts in getting a clear and glowing skin. Lets have a look at the list which will let you know about those bad skin habits!

1. Picking pimples and whiteheads

That pimple on your face bothers so much that it is bit difficult to resist from squeezing it. But it can lead to blemishes and if aggressive enough, you will end up with hyperpigmentation on your face. The skin discoloration caused by forcing pimples to pop prematurely can be corrected with a quality dark spot corrector but prevention is always better than cure. If you pick a pimple that is not ready to be popped out, it can lead to a rupture below the skin surface, which in turn will lead to more breakouts and the problem will never end.

Similarly, when you pick a whitehead, the mixture of oil, debris and bacteria inside it spills onto the surrounding skin, causing more clogs and inflammation. At the same time, the ruptured skin can be permanently damaged, causing pitting, hyperpigmentation and scarring.

This clearly means picking a whitehead or a pimple can actually make your problem worse.

2. Sleeping on your face

Sleeping on your face can actually cause unwanted fine lines and wrinkles prematurely so always try to fall asleep on your back to avoid unsightly lines.

In fact, buy one Silk or Satin pillow which being compatible to human skin helps prevent wrinkles.


3. Tugging and rubbing the skin around your eye

Skin around your eyes is thinnest and most delicate. So, if you go harsh on it, you will soon observe aging signs. Stretching your skin while applying eyeliner or pulling on the skin while putting in contacts or rubbing aggressively to remove stubborn eye makeup can create wear and tear on the collagen and elasticity fibers, causing visible lines and wrinkles prematurely.

So, be gentle with your skin and remove your eye makeup by pressing gently on the eye with a cotton pad soaked in eye makeup remover. Avoid rubbing itchy, tired eyes and instead use rose water or eye drops to alleviate the dryness. Always apply eye cream with the ring finger and use a gentle patting motion to avoid rubbing and tugging.

4. Leaving makeup on overnight

Due to partying hard late night or a long day at work, you should no way neglect this important step of removing your makeup before going to bed. If you have an acne/ oily skin, it is imperative to wash away all that excess oil that your skin produced during the day. Also, all the makeup that was applied and worn during the day should be washed off as it can lead to clogged pores. This is important to maintain a youthful skin.

Needless to say, you must take some time to care for your skin at night as it is the time your skin relaxes, repairs and rejuvenates.

Also read, 10 Essential Overnight Beauty Tips You Must Know

5. Not hydrating

Drinking adequate amount of water is pretty much important. Though most of us are aware of the fact but still don’t take much care about it. It flushes out the toxins from the body and also helps transporting nutrients to the places they need to go.

So, do a favor to yourself and drink up to get clear skin!

6. Eating habits

Your skin reflects what you eat! It is difficult to say what to eat and works out best as there are many theories out there. But we can surely tell you what to avoid. Yes, all those irresistible unhealthy junk food, prepacked frozen food items and anything with extra sugar and oil!

It can be challenging to succumb on the food you love but if you don’t watch out you are definitely not doing good to your skin as well as health! Go for healthier options like smoothie, fresh food or salad and that way you can resist the urge to eat unhealthy food.

7. Allowing heat from blow drier on your face

If you blow dry your hair on regular basis, you need to take care as extreme heat from the blow-drier can leave you with broken capillaries, which can become permanently broken over time.

8. Licking your dry lips

Many have the habit of licking their dry lips. But licking your lips doesn’t solve the problem instead saliva dries your lips further taking away the natural moisture with it. It leaves your lips even more dry with cracked and chapped skin.

9. Smoking, chewing gum and sipping from a straw

Smoking is something we all know isn’t good for any reason. It increases your risk of squamous cell skin cancer. Also, it causes wrinkles around the mouth, often called smoker’s lines. Well, drinking from a straw can create similar lines if the motion is repeated enough. Where chewing gum can also cause wrinkles to form around the mouth, as well as create other issues in the mouth structure.

Quitting these habits will help prevent premature lines and other signs of aging.


10. Experimenting with skin products

Do not keep on switching your skin products as some might not be suitable for your skin. After all, they are chemicals especially makeup products and they certainly are not great for your skin unless you are using organic products.

So, be choosy when it comes to the ingredients and stop experimenting with every new product on your skin.