3 Skincare Habits That Are Bad For Your Skin
We all have a few bad habits here and there, and most of us resonate with unhealthy food habits. But, not many of us are aware of the things we may be doing, or not doing, that negatively impact our skin. Here, we’ll be shedding light on the top unhealthy skincare habits and how you can break them to keep your skin feeling revived, healthy and looking its best.
1. Don’t skip the SPF - even in winter!
We’re sure you already know this one, but just as a reminder to use your SPF 50 on a daily basis, even during the winter months!
Whilst sunlight helps our skin by offering us that much-needed vitamin D, it can also cause a lot of damage. Did you know that it only takes as little as 15 minutes for your skin to get impaired? Over time, if you spend too much time under the rays, it could make your skin less elastic and as well as increasing fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Don’t Forget Vitamin C!
Vitamin C is a must when it comes to the health of your skin. Vitamin C is involved in the production of collagen - which is also why we include it in our Vegan and Enhanced Plus products.
The added vitamin C offers antioxidant properties, as well as visibly brightening skin tone and reducing signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Both also contribute towards normal collagen formation, and increased iron absorption and can help provide skin with visible radiance and glow.
Not only does vitamin C boost the skin’s complexion, but it also assists your body when it comes to healing. Vitamin C is great when it comes to fighting off infections internally, and externally, as well as wounds, cuts, and bruises - and, if your body doesn’t need the excess of this vitamin, it simply gets rid of it! There is no downside to taking more vitamin C.
So, where can you get more vitamin C? You can get it in your diet, such as oranges, tomatoes, and other citrus fruits but also you can incorporate it into your skincare routine. Products such as L-ascorbic acid are highly potent in vitamin c, and of course, you can get it from your liquid collagen supplement as well.
3. Lack Of Sleep
Lack of sleep can cause you to raise your cortisol levels. This hormone can trigger inflammation and bloating. This breaks down the proteins in your body, which keep your skin looking smooth and your complexion glowing.Not only that, but this inflammation can actually make you more prone to acne, eczema and more sensitive to allergies. To keep your skin happy and healthy, we highly suggest sticking to 7-8 hours of sleep every night to get that much-needed beauty sleep.