A certified dermatologist tells you what beauty habits can spoil the complexion and provoke inflammation.
In order for the complexion to remain healthy and radiant, it is necessary to pay attention to self-care on an ongoing basis. It’s not only about care procedures, but also about lifestyle correction, as many habits can spoil the appearance of the skin. Keeping in mind the main factors, you can avoid difficulties and maintain a healthy glow for as long as possible.
Getting rid of dead cells that can clog pores and give the face a dull appearance is an important part of the beauty routine. It is necessary to generate new cells and give the face a glow. However, it is important to be careful when exfoliating. Certified dermatologist Dr. Leida Bose advises: “Exfoliation with abrasive objects, as well as the use of some brushes, can cause various degrees of inflammation on our skin, which can lead to aggravation of melasma and the appearance of dark spots (the so-called “post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation”).”
Excessive use of tonic
Tonic can be both the best friend and the worst enemy. Its purpose is to gently rejuvenate the skin and prepare it to absorb any moisturizing products that you use after cleansing the face, but this remedy should not remove moisture. Be careful and careful when using this cosmetic product. Dr. Leida Bose says that “too frequent use of tonics after cleansing [should be banned]. This step may not even be necessary if the cleanser cleanses the skin well. And it can even be harmful, especially for more sensitive skin types or generally dry skin.”
To keep the skin young and avoid various problems, you just need to use sunscreens. Bose warns: “This is probably one of the most serious mistakes, since cumulative exposure to the sun over many years can lead to uneven pigmentation and spots on the skin, as well as wrinkles and skin cancer. At any time of the year, applying sunscreen should always be the last step in skin care.” In certain weather conditions, products that protect the skin from exposure to sunlight must be applied every morning and updated throughout the day.
Neglect of neck and breast care
Facial care should not be strictly limited to one area. It is equally important to pay attention to the conjugated zones — to achieve an optimal effect, the neck, chest and shoulders should also be moisturized and radiant. According to Bose, “these areas are often forgotten, and they require the most attention. Compared to the skin of the face, the skin of the neck and decollete contains less collagen and fewer sebaceous glands, which usually help maintain a healthy barrier. It needs to be moisturized with regenerating balms that contain peptides and antioxidants to support collagen production and fight skin aging.”
The habit of going to bed without removing makeup
You may know that this is the foundation of the basics, but many women forget to take off their makeup before going to bed. Cleansing should be thorough so that the skin has the opportunity to breathe and renew itself during sleep. The blockage of pores leads to the accumulation of sebum, which provokes the appearance of acne.