Skin Sins You Need To Stop Right Now

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It’s true, no one is perfect. We all have bad habits, we’ve all mad mistakes. But when it comes to your skin, if you’re committing any of these skin sins, you need to kick them to the curb, and fast!

  1. Sleeping With Your Makeup On.

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You might be guilty of this one, especially if you've come home late and really cant be bothered. But seriously, make the time!!(!!!!!!!!, I could go on forever if it meant you’d actually do it!)

Cleansing should be part of your night time routine as a way to “wash off the day” so to speak. A relaxing ritual, not a chore. It really doesn't take long to cleanse your face, and not only will your skin thank you, your pillow case will too!

Falling asleep with your makeup on can lead to bacterial infections and clogged pores, which can cause acne. And, the residue that stays on your pillow can even make you sick! Need I say more?

2. Over Cleansing and Exfoliating.

This is defiantly a vicious cycle I see of lot of my clients in when they first visit the salon.

“Oily skin, breakouts, must mean I need to clean clean clean the skin to remove all that grease and scrub away those pimples? “- Wrong. 

Most of the time that oil slick and those pimples are a cry for help, and your skin is actually dehydrated.

Over cleansing and over exfoliating removes all the beautiful natural oil from your skin, the sebum. Your skin then becomes dehydrated, so produces more oil to help repair the skin barrier. Only for you to come along again and cleanse it all away. (I see you face palming, it all makes sense now hey!?)

It’s important to cleanse of an evening, but cleansing of a morning isn’t as important.

Remember, we need to treat our skin like the organ it is,  and that the skin naturally exfoliates itself, it’s all about just giving it a helping hand with a gentle exfoliation as needed.

3. Not Wearing A Sunscreen Daily.

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If you think Sunscreen is only for summer, think again. Sunscreen really is the hero of all beauty products. 

 Can you name another product that works instantly, and continues to prevent wrinkles and keep you looking youthful for many years to come? Nope. Yet most don’t wear it daily! Crazy, right!? It’s the miracle skin product we should be wearing daily, to prevent all the miracle skin care products you’ll want later in life!

Find yourself a natural spf (like Skin Juice’s Sun Juice) and your future skin will thank you today!

4. Dirty Devices

This is one most people don’t think about!

Time spent talking on your phone can lead to breakouts and rashes along your jawline and cheek if your phone isn’t clean. 

You take your phone everywhere, and sit it on every type of surface. From cafe tables, to the bathroom bench, quite possibly even the toilet floor- yep gross. And then you put it on your face. If that’s not enough to make you grab the alcohol wipes I’m not sure what is!

Also, don’t forget about your computer keyboard at the office. Try not to touch your face (as a rule of thumb in general) especially if you’ve been using a device that hasn’t been cleaned in a while!

Rachel Roberts