Stop before you can say, “What happened?”
These 3 habits have a way of sneaking up and wreaking havoc on your skin.
Let’s see what they are and what we can do about them:
1 – DIY Facials
It’s so tempting to squeeze lumps and bumps or chip away at the edge of a dry scab. But if you pick at a pimple until it bleeds, you’re injuring your skin and this can lead to some pretty nasty scarring. If you must squeeze a pimple, do it gently. Better yet let us the professionals do the extractions, under a sanitary environment and with the right technique. We will handle that little monster with the greatest care, leaving you silky smooth.
2 – Sleeping With Make up On
As much as I’ve harped on this, you should know by now that this is a bad habit. It will age your skin for up to 4 days in one night! Sleeping with your make up on can cause inflammation and redness and it creates a breeding ground for bacteria. This means blackheads, excess oil and pimples, the accumulation of dead skin cells. Even if you think you can’t wash your face, at least use a pre-moistened small towel. This will help remove some of the day’s make up and grime off your face before closing those beautiful eyes.
3 – Hanging Onto Outdated Skin Care and Cosmetics
If you can’t remember the last time you used it, throw it! If it’s been longer than 12 months, you have an intruder on your skin. Just like sleeping with make up on it’s a bacteria breeding farm. Yes, we all love to save money but a healthy dose of common sense goes just as far. Mark the date of purchase on your products. It’s far better to be safe than sorry.
These 3 skin saboteurs are really more about time and lifestyle choices. They’re very easy to slip into, and with little effort, just as easy to slip out of. Make the right choices for the health of your skin.
If you have concerns about your skin, or you are just looking for some friendly advice, feel free to call us at IM Skin Health