5 things to start doing for great skin

This could be why you have bad skin

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Honestly, good skin is a blessing, some people are born with genetically problematic skin. If you have really good skin, you should consider yourself lucky. For the not so lucky, well, there are always options, at least, most of the times. If you have the bad cases of acne, you can seek advise from a dermatologist and if your problem is constant skin breakouts, well, you just need a lifestyle change, for instance, working out, eating healthy, staying hydrated and such. In addition, you also need to take care of your face. Many times we think we are doing the right thing, washing the face the right way, using the right products etc. But in actual sense, we aren’t. These could also be the reasons behind your bad skin. Take for instance these mistakes you might be making unknowingly.

1. Using products that are wrong for your skin type.

When it comes to skin care, the first thing you need to determine is if your skin type is normal, oily, combination, dry or sensitive. This will help you know what products are perfect for your skin type to avoid a situation where you buy say products meant for oily skin but you have dry skin as this will be bad for your skin.

2. Not washing your hands before washing your face.

Throughout the day, you touch so many things from money to light switches to door knobs and that means that your hands are filled with germs. If you wash your face directly, without washing your hands, a habit that most of us have, you could be transferring these bacteria onto your face and they could find their way into your pores. To be safe, wash your hands thoroughly before you begin washing your face.

3. Facial scrubs.

Did you know that your skin exfoliates on its own so, when you’re exfoliating your skin, avoid very course scrubs especially the home-made facial scrubs can be very rough on the skin and even remove the protective layer of the skin.

4. Using a dirty towel.

Towels are full of bacteria as they love damp places. You should have a separate towel for your face to avoid spreading bacteria all over your face right after cleaning it. Change your towels as often as you can and if you can, soak them with an antiseptic and always make sure they’re dry as damp towels are breeding grounds for bacteria.

5. Not moisturizing.

If you want to have good skin and maintain a youthful look even after many years, then you have to make moisturizing a daily habit. This will not only leave your skin hydrated but also soft and supple. Be sure to use the right moisturizer for your skin type and pay attention to the ingredients used.

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