We all have skin issues. If yours have been recurring despite seeking medical attention, you might want to take a closer look at the mundane things you do to your skin every day. Below are 7 of the most common factors that cause skin problems, and simple tweaks you can do to correct them.
- Harsh products.
The products you are using may be causing your skin to itch, swell, become irritated, and even darken. Mind the labels and make sure you understand what you’re buying and what you are using on your skin. If you don’t want to mindlessly give in to aggressive product marketing, you have to help yourself better understand what it is your skin really needs. Stick to a skincare routine that suits your skin type and your skin issues.
- Using products that poorly match your skin, like sunscreens.
Sunscreens tend to be made from synthetic ingredients and toxic chemicals, which may be harming your skin more than you know. Make sure to use sunscreen made specially for sensitive skin. If you have uber sensitive skin, get hold of mineral sunscreens and ditch your chemical sunscreens made of old. Mineral sunscreens are either labeled with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide or both.
- Incompatible products layered on top of each other can also cause skin problems.
Try to cut down on products and settle for those products with 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 benefits to lessen your risk for allergies. There are new brands of sunscreen for sensitive skin formulations that even carry pigments so that you can get both your sun protection and your beauty balm or color corrector — all very important components of your skincare and beauty routine — in one fluid.
- Too much sun exposure.
Well, if you already have burned skin, your sunscreen can’t do much to save you now. First and foremost, try to avoid the sun and stay in the shade. Next, do something about that burned skin. Relieve and soothe the burned skin by applying aloe vera which, if you don’t have the actual plant anywhere nearby, can be easily accessed from the local pharmacy. Get yourself a cup of cold yogurt. Don’t eat it! Spoon it and apply it on your skin. The probiotics in the yogurt will help your skin rebuild its outer protective layers as the cold feel of it will help relieve the burning sensation.
- Inconsistently cleansed and cleared skin.
You just need to correct your unhygienic practices. It is a cardinal sin in beauty and skincare to sleep with your makeup on. It is also not beneficial to your skin to keep to a one wash daily. Keep the oil and bacteria on your face under control by washing at least once in the morning and once again at night.
- Reusing unsanitized makeup brushes and sponges.
Bacteria must be teeming all over your makeup stash! Refrain from reusing makeup tools that have been sitting how to put on makeup products for a while. Clean and change your tools regularly to prevent it from causing you skin infections.
- Poor lifestyle choices.
The kinds of food you reach out for can cause you a naturally radiant and blemish free skin if only you can be careful with your choices. Antioxidants and Avon Cellulite Cream are good for your skin when applied topically, but they are just as good when eaten. Complement your balanced diet with regular exercise to get your circulation up and active.
Small steps can go a long way when it comes to resolving your skin problems, that is, if you can only correctly point out what is causing the problem.