As we enter 2015 it’s a great time to re-evaluate your skin care routine and give up some of those bad habits that might be damaging your skin. There are plenty of skin care myths that we have all heard that are actually bad for you, so we’ll take a look at some of the most common habits that you should give up.
When cleansing your face, less really is more. When you have a break out, it can be tempting to clean your face every spare minute you have, but this will dry out your skin and strip it of the essential oils you need for healthy skin.
Not Moisturising Oily Skin
It seems to make sense that if you have oily skin, you don’t need to moisturise as it appears to be doing a pretty good job of that itself! But even oily skin needs moisture, and by withholding this, you could be making it even oilier. If skin doesn’t get enough moisture, it will overcompensate by self-hydrating, meaning more oil.
Picking and Popping
Now this is an obvious one; we all know that picking at spots isn’t good for your skin, but it can be ever so tempting! But attacking those spots can make your skin worse, as it spreads infections and can push pus even further down into the skin.
Taking Hot Showers
At this time of year, what’s better than jumping into a hot shower or sinking into a steaming bath? Well sadly, it’s another habit you should quit. Hot water dries out your skin, which as we all know can lead to a number of skin problems, so make sure you turn that cold tap a little more next time you run a bath.
Here at Fiona Aesthetics, we’re dedicated to helping you get the best skin you can. As an expert skin clinic in Birmingham, we have a whole range of treatments to make your skin glow, so if you are interested in any of our services, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 07815904578 to speak to a member of our team.