7 habits that you may not notice, but which harm your skin

You have your routine and favorite products, you regularly exfoliate your skin, you use masks and serums, and it returns to you with pimples and irritation? Check if it's your habits that you may not be aware of that affect the health and beauty of the skin of your face and body.

1. Frequent telephone calls

Job positions may require you to spend most of your day on the phone, office or mobile. But did you know that phones can be up to 10 times dirtier than a toilet bowl? Scientists from the University of Arizona in the USA came to this realization. Analyzing samples taken from the surface of smartphones, they found staphylococcus bacteria, E. coli and a whole range of other possible disease-causing agents.

Of course, accumulations of sebum from the skin, natural oils from the hair, and even dust can remain. All of the above can cause irregularities in the form of pimples or redness. We do not live in a sterile world, we are surrounded by various microbes, but that does not mean that we cannot fight against them with very small, simple steps. Therefore, remember to wipe the surfaces of the phone, preferably with a harmless agent such as a solution of water, white vinegar and lemon essential oil.

2. Infrequent bed linen change

Fungi, dust, mites and other impurities are ready to attack you where you most often relax. According to research, we excrete almost 100 liters of sweat on average in bed during the year. It is no wonder that your favorite bedding, if it is not changed often, becomes an ideal medium for the development of numerous microorganisms that can harm health in general, including skin health. And such scenarios are the easiest to avoid with regular hygiene of the sleeping area . Change the bed linen once a week, vacuum the pillows and mattress, and replace them if necessary.

3. Hot showers

In short, too high a temperature really damages the skin. Primarily, it dries it out, and quite a bit. Very warm water in combination with shower gel softens the skin, but also removes the hydrolipidic, protective layer of the skin. This leaves it completely "bare", unprotected, dried out and prone to further drying out. When you get out of a very hot shower, you surely notice the redness of your skin.

Yes, by showering you have stimulated blood circulation, but keep in mind that you have also stimulated deep drying of the skin , which can result in itching, unpleasant tightening, peeling, and irregularities in the form of pimples. Your skin is only trying to defend itself by increasing the secretion of sebum. Help her by turning the faucet a little and taking a shower with slightly lower temperature water.

 

Harmful habits

 

4. Rinsing off the conditioner in the shower

If you struggle with pimples on the back of your neck and back, you might be interested in this. The skin on these parts is also prone to oiliness and enlarged pores. If heavy clothing textures and sweating are added to it, pimples are very possible. In addition, rinsing conditioner from your hair while standing in the shower is doing yourself a disservice. The rich, nourishing texture of the conditioner, along with the frequent silicone in the composition, will additionally burden the pores in the skin and most certainly cause painful, inflamed acne. Washing your hair and showering in one is really practical, you don't have to give up this practice, just make sure you brush and rinse your back and neck thoroughly.

5. Touching the face (and facial hair)

How many times a day do you touch your chin or cheeks, lean on your palm? More times than you wash your hands, we're sure. The transfer of microbes from the hands to the skin can be the first step to irritation, so try to be aware of such actions and repeat them as rarely as possible. In addition to hands, hair can also be problematic. If you let your strands hang freely and frame your face, you are doing good for your scalp and hair. However, this can affect the appearance and health of the skin. Natural oils that are abundant in hair strands can cause pimples and other irregularities, especially along the hairline. When you are between washes, prefer to put your hair up in a relaxed bun or "fence" it with a nice, comfortable hair band.

6. Dirty makeup brushes

Even if you have one brush that you use on festive occasions and if you have a whole "bouquet" of make-up tools, their cleanliness must be in the first place. Countless bacteria and other microbes are hidden among the bristles of the brushes, which you spread on your face, but also on your blush, bronzer, and powder. Be regular with their washing! Soak them in water, rub gently in mild soap and rinse well. Let them air dry with the hairs facing up, so that they do not lose their original shape. In addition to being good for the skin, regular washing makes the brushes more supple and soft. This will make your every make-up even more enjoyable.

7. Too many cups of coffee in a day

Coffee is healthy for the soul and body, as well as the skin. But, as with other things, the best effect is achieved when you stick to quality, not quantity. According to some research, caffeine can affect the appearance of acne and the worsening of already existing irregularities. In addition, coffee can increase acidity in the body and thus stimulate the production of sebum, and it is also a diuretic. Because of this, large amounts of coffee can indirectly but not negligibly dehydrate the skin. Rather stick to one or two smaller cups of coffee a day, without a lot of sugar and milk, and add micellar solution and cream with green coffee oil to your care routine. You will feel and look more awake, fresher, and you will also nourish your skin and give it a wonderful healthy glow.