7 Skin Sins You Need to Know Now

What did you see in the mirror this morning? Did it make you feel sorry for the way you’ve been treating your skin? Sleeping with a face full of make-up is a sin. Unfortunately, most women would admit sleeping in their makeup. The act will soon make the skin suffer.

Will sleeping with makeup on damage your skin? Well, occasional sleeping with makeup will not cause any long term damage. So what causes harm?

The Skin Sins

1. No Sleep

– According to experts, a number of other things are responsible for skin damage. For instance, lack of sleep can take a toll over your skin health. Skin is known to repair itself around 8 times faster while you sleep. A sound sleep is the most important factor when it comes to skin repair. Experts believe that fibroblasts (main element in promoting collagen growth and tissue repair) are at their most active state during the first 2 hours of sleep.

2. Low Quality Products

– Use of makeup on skin is not bad. What causes the damage is use of wrong products. Most skin experts and dermatologists suggest use of high quality mineral makeup on face. The products you apply on skin should be free from harmful parabens, preservatives, parabens, alcohol, and mineral oils. Makeup should not clog pores.

3. Not Treating Well

– Of course, just like your recovering body (green juice, fry-up, that comforting cashmere jumper), giving your skin special treatment the morning after can almost be more important than what you put it through the night before. And it starts the moment you wake up.

4. Punishing your Skin

– Cleansing skin too vigorously can harm the skin. This practice can compromise barrier function and ultimately sending the skin into panic mode. It will also over compensate the entire thing by producing more oil.

5. Rub Rub Rub!

– Most women tend to torture their skin by being careless. Rubbing eyes lined heavily with kohl will do more harm to your skin than good. It will feed the demodex folliculorum (the tiny mites that live in your lashes). Rubbing will cause the mites to flourish leading to thinning of lashes and thinning lashes.

6. Dirty Sheets

– What do you sleep on? Are you too lazy to change sheets? Do you change pillow covers regularly? Cleanliness of sheets is a must. The worst thing you can do after cleansing your face is sleeping on dirty sheet and dig your face into a soiled pillow. Oil from the body, makeup from face and pollution from hair can make affect your skin. Use silk or satin pillow case. Also make sure you change the bed sheets every alternate day.

7. Being Lazy

– Being careless about skin care sometimes is ok. However, sleeping on dirty face or one loaded with makeup can introduce breakouts on face. If you are too tired to hit the bathroom and cleanse face with warm water and a face wash, keep a couple of cleansing wipes handy. You may even use a Micellar. These are very small oil particles suspended in water capable of drawing make-up from the skin sans use of harsh chemicals.

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