Ways You Could Treat Your Skin Better

10 Ways You're Ruining Your Skin

10 WAYS YOU’RE RUINING YOUR SKIN

You try to take care of your skin, but you might be doing damage that you don’t even realize. We’re all guilty of giving in to some bad habits now and then, but don’t worry… Womensforum is here to help! Once you understand these 10 common mistakes that wreak havoc on your skin, you can take precautions to prevent further damage. Trust us, your epidermis will thank you!

Using Your Cell Phone

USING YOUR CELL PHONE

The screen on your phone can harbor bacteria and cause breakouts and rashes along the skin of your cheek and jawline. Yuck! Clean it regularly with some handy antibacterial wipes.

Long Showers

LONG SHOWERS

Too much of a good thing can eventually turn into…a bad thing. While long, hot showers can feel great, the water can strip away the outermost layer of your skin, causing your skin to become dry or even scaly. Try to keep your shower activities (like singing and philosophizing) to a minimum. It’s good for the environment, too!

Too Much Chlorine

TOO MUCH CHLORINE

Even if you shower after taking a dip in a pool, the chlorine in the water can still cling to your skin. Make sure to scrub your skin with a good body soap and face wash to remove any lingering chlorine. Follow up your shower with your favorite moisturizer—chlorine can be very drying to your skin.

Sleeping on Dirty Pillowcases

SLEEPING ON DIRTY PILLOWCASES

You spend anywhere from six to nine hours laying on your pillow every night. Dead skin cells build up, and if you don’t wash off your makeup before bed, that product can linger on your pillow as well. Wash your face before bed every night, and change your pillowcase at least once a week.

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