SKIN CARE 8 WORST THINGS YOU CAN DO TO YOUR SKIN

Skin care

Skin care is the art or rather the discipline of caring for your skin most Kenyans buy expensive skin care products to solve one problem from another it be acne,dry skin or even an oily skin but they dont get to work,and they move to other skin care products not knowing that the problem is not the problem but the lack of a skin care regimen that can be as basic as washing your face twice a day with a skin cleanser.

Scary truth: You can wreak a lot of havoc on your own face. Scarier truth? You can even do it in the process of trying to improve the quality of your skin.

Here are the most common bad habits that keep women from achieving the complexion of their dreams. The main takeaway? It’s not our skin or the skin care products—it’s us.

1. Picking
Reminder: You’re not a dermatologist and should not be picking at your pimples, ingrown hairs, or anywhere else on your face. It’s one of the biggest assaults against your skin and can have permanent effects.The more people press and manipulate blemishes, the more inflammation they create underneath,the result is scars or discolorations left on the skin, which can last months.

2. Over-Exfoliating
Your skin can’t take too much of a good thing, especially when it comes to exfoliating.Use a good facial scrub or exfoliating acid—sparingly. “It can be used seven days on and seven days off,” she says. “During the days when it is not being used, nourish the new healthy cells with a great moisturizer appropriate for your skin type.One of the best exfoliators you can use is a facial mask as its not aggressive to the skin,we have a mask made out of natural clay that does a good job of exfoliating.the dermaperfection clay mask.

3. Over-Washing
Washing is another skin habit that will suffer from surplus. Don’t forget, your skin is a super delicate organ—be very particular about what you put on it and how often you do so.Most kenyan women tend to use bathing soaps that strip natural oils from their body and disrupt the ideal pH of their skin,chronic over-washing will cause skin to dry and crack, leaving it prone to infections and flares of inflammatory conditions like eczema, and can even highlight signs of aging, like small wrinkles and lines.”

To ensure you’re not over-drying your skin, look for super-hydrating cleansers that gently clean without destroying the balance of natural oils like our lemon skin cleanser and the dermaperfection liquid wash.

4. Using the Same skin care Products Year-Round
Your skins needs different things from season to season. Each change should be a reminder to re-evaluate your regimen.

5. Tugging at the Skin Around Your Eye
This is where skin is thinnest, which makes it the most delicate. And since it’s the first to show signs of aging, be gentle with it!Pulling on the skin while putting in contacts, applying eyeliner, 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,always apply eye cream with the ring finger (it’s the weakest) and use a gentle patting motion to avoid rubbing and tugging.

6. Not Wearing Sunscreen

As far as protection goes, you should be taking precaution daily if you want to prevent wrinkles and skin cancer. “Every day of the year, rain or shine, harmful UV rays come through windows in your office, home, or car,” says Rouleau. “Make sure your moisturizer contains a sunscreen, so you only need to apply one product. Don’t forget, the best anti-aging product in the world is sunscreen.

7. Smoking
As if you needed another incentive to quit, just know: Your skin will be so grateful. In addition to causing premature aging and wrinkling, it’s endangering your health.Smoking cigarettes increases your risk of squamous cell skin cancer, a dangerous skin cancer that can metastasize and spread if not caught early.

8. Neglect
Failing to look after your skin, like you would your teeth or hair, is its own form of abuse. But just cleansing ain’t gonna cut it: Washing your face in the morning isn’t quite enough to satisfy your skin care quota,skin requires daily moisturizing, daily sun-protection, and annual monitoring to screen for skin cancer. Skin cancers can usually be treated, and cured, if caught early. There’s no excuse for neglecting your health by skipping your exam.

How do you take care of your skin?

3 replies
  1. Elizabeth mugure kanyi
    Elizabeth mugure kanyi says:

    Hi skin care am trouble
    With my skin ave used different products and they are not working l have black spots that I fell bad when I see them, inflammations pliz help thankyou

    Reply
    • tekwane
      tekwane says:

      Hi Elizabeth the inflammation you are talking about is it acne and whats your skin type oily or normal/dry as we have to different products for dark spots one is for oily skin and the other is for normal/dry skin.

      Reply

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