The busy party season is not an excuse to neglect your skin care routine – now more than ever is the best time to take extra care of your skin because you always have to look your best. Are you guilty of these 5 skin sins? Avoid them if you can – you can thank us later!
1. Not getting enough sleep.
Your skin repairs itself while you sleep – this is the time when it produces collagen, which helps keep the skin firm and supple. Studies have shown that people who sleep just 5 hours a night are more prone to fine lines than those who slept at least 7 hours. So if you want your skin to glow, schedule your parties accordingly and get some much-needed rest.
2. Sleeping with makeup on.
It’s been a long night – stay up a few minutes more to wash the makeup off your face. Sleeping with makeup on clogs the pores – making you more prone to breakouts and skin irritation.
3. Popping pimples.
A friend’s wedding is happening this weekend, and you still have that enormous and totally distracting zit on your cheek. You want to get rid of it ASAP and you’re sorely tempted to pop it. DON’T. Popping pimples can lead to infection and scarring.
4. Not drinking enough water.
Drink a lot of water in between glasses of wine and your favorite cocktails. When the skin is dehydrated, it feels dry. Plus, lines and pores are more visible.
Not only is smoking bad for your lungs, it wreaks havoc on your skin, too. It dulls the complexion and speeds up the breakdown of your skin’s elastic fibers. We’re definitely growing old, but we don’t want to look it, right? Think about that the next time you have the urge to light up a stick.