Remember when you were 15 and you poured half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide on your hair to lighten it? You may have learned the hard way that’s no way to treat your tresses. Kristals skin care experts can tell you that, likewise, there are quite a few no-nos that are causing havoc on your skin — and you may not even know what you’re doing wrong. Bad habits and pollutants are among the worst offenders when it comes to treating your skin badly.
According to Kristals skin care experts, here are the worst ways to care for your skin:
#1 Light Up
Your face and skin are just as affected by cigarette smoke as your lungs, heart and brain, decreasing oxygen to your skin. Your skin is constantly inhaling, so get ready for early signs of aging, more fine lines and dull, grey tones. Pursing your lips to smoke will cause early wrinkles around your mouth. And don’t forget you’ll have shiny black teeth to match — until they start falling out. Put down the smokes, stat.
#2 Embrace the Rays
Skipping SPF is a sure-fire way of reducing your skin’s longevity. It’s not just UVB rays that are a problem; UVA rays are constant year-round and are major culprits in aging skin. Minimize your exposure with sunscreen — and skip the tanning beds altogether.
#3 Eat Whatever
A regular diet of junk food is a sure-fire way to see your skin wilt. Foods that are rich in essential fatty acids, like avocado, are great for a healthy glow because they help skin cells stay hydrated.
#4 Forego the Zzzs
You’ve no doubt seen the difference in your face when you don’t get enough sleep — the bags under your eyes, the tired-looking skin. Make sure you get as much as you can each night without sleeping too much because your skin also needs to rest and repair itself; you should find a perfect number of hours that’s just right for you.
#5 Skip the Cream
Lathering up on the right moisturizing creams is necessary throughout the year. Make sure you’re using great hydrators for your face and body to protect your skin and shield it from environmental pollutants.
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