We all know how we strive each day to have a great skin, from having a daily routine of exfoliating, putting on your favorite sunscreen and the likes, it is still a shock to us when our skin just refuses to glow. We have put together a list of Five surprising things that might just be affecting your Skin from glowing and looking as radiant as possible
You know how people can not go a day without having a cup of coffee, especially the workaholics. Coffee is highly acidic and high doses of caffeine messes with your hormones especially the stress hormones which controls your skin oil production and it can also act as a diuretic, dehydrating your skin if you drink too much. When it comes to dryness and the appreciation of wrinkles, caffeine is a major culprit. “The results of drinking too much coffee can cause the skin to wrinkle prematurely, and become more lax with time,” says Dr. S. Manjula Jegasothy, M.D., CEO and founder of the Miami Skin Institute. “These changes definitely give the skin a more aged appearance than in people who do not consume caffeine.” So, how much is too much? Dr. Jegasothy notes that one to two cups a day is fine, but anything over that limit is overkill. Don’t forget to drink plenty of waters as well, adding slices of fruit for flavor.
2) Over Exfoliating
Remember when we said a Mac Exfoliator is a must have for everyone? Exfoliating is important to keep the skin healthy but over exfoliating the skin can be unsafe. Exfoliating the skin in excess can cause the skin to dry out, skin that feels like sand paper, excess oil, uneven skin tone, tough hardened skin, redness of skin, Breakouts. Really Surprising how you can be damaging your skin in the bid to save it. Exfoliate your skin just once a week to keep it healthy.
3) Hot Shower
Nothing is more relaxing than a long hot shower or soak in the bath tube Hot shower can amp up your oxytocin levels and ease anxiety. But it is also damaging to the skin when done in excess and taken for too long. Your skin becomes dry, flaky, and even look more wrinkled causing redness, itching, and even peeling similar to a sunburn, this can disrupt the skins natural balance of moisture, robbing you of the natural oils, fats and proteins that keep skin healthy. Dry skin can increase your chances of infection and actually lead to an over production of oils in an effort to compensate for the lack of moisture.
4) Dirty Bedding and Pillow cases
Most times all we can imagine is the well laid bed at home, how e just wnat to dive into it once we get back home, but the real questions is, how often do you change those sheets? If you are not washing your bed sheets and pillow cases frequently then you are causing a lot of harm to your skin. laying on the same bedding for along period of time means your going back to diret even after your daily regimen, your continuously sleeping in oil, dirt, sweat, and a lot more. Trust us when we say this will cause a lot of breakout, itchy skin, and rashes.
5) Cell Phone
If you don’t own a smart phone we can as well assume you have nothing to do with this age. “[The cellphone] is one of the dirtiest items we own, as we eat with it in our hands, use the toilet with it, and almost never clean it,” says Youn. “The bacteria that can live on our phones can potentially expose us to higher risk of acne, especially if we talk right into it and don’t use earbuds.”
There you have it, now you know why your skin has not been at it’s best.