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Eating sugar is one of the worst things you can do for your skin

10 Of The Worst Things You Can Do To Your Skin


From lifestyle choices to not choosing the right aesthetic treatments for you, here is our rundown of the worst things you can do to your skin. Are you guilty of doing any of these?!

Picking Pimples

Probably the most common skin sin we see and hear about regularly from our clients is picking pimples! The answer to the question, when is it OK to pick a pimple is never! Squeezing your spots is never! If you really can’t resist, though, we recommend that you thoroughly wash your hands and face. Gently tighten the skin surrounding the pimple away from the pimple and apply gentle pressure around the pimple. If it doesn’t drain easily, then leave it alone. Picking spots can leave scarring and pitting, so avoid the temptation to pop! Following these tips will help you reduce the occurrence of spot outbreaks:

Drinking Too Much Alcohol

Alcohol not only contains sugar (which is your collagen’s worst enemy!), but it is also very dehydrating. Dehydration in the skin not only increases the appearance of wrinkles but also dilates your pores, leading to whiteheads and blackheads.

Not Drinking Enough Water

Drinking water has several health benefits, including research that suggests being hydrated helps with concentration and memory. Drinking water doesn’t necessarily go straight to your skin, but it does hydrate cells and the body overall, and we’ve seen the difference that this simple lifestyle change can make to skin, and close up too!

Regularly Getting Less Than 8 Hours Of Sleep

If you are regularly getting less than 8 hours of sleep a night, this not only impacts your skin and your body physically, but also mentally. By getting more sleep, you are helping to reduce your cortisol levels (stress hormones) and, as a result, helping to reduce aggravating conditions such as eczema and spot outbreaks.

Not Investing In Your Skin

We have a favourite saying here at Intrigue; ‘Invest in your skin, as it is going to represent you for a very long time!’. The truth is that looking after your skin should be a priority, regardless of age. Just as our faces change, our skincare needs adapt as we age. Building good habits at an early age will stand you in good stead for years to come. However, if you are a late starter, plenty of treatments can help rejuvenate and revive ageing or damaged skin.

Sleeping In Your Make-Up Regularly

If you make a regular habit of sleeping in your make-up, then stop! Not only does it dehydrate and cause spot outbreaks, but it can even induce acne if you continue to do so over the long term. Go to bed with cleansed and clean skin for glowing skin.

Wearing Dirty Face Masks

Every time you wear a face mask, you are layering make-up, pollutants and germs onto the mask. If you keep wearing the mask without washing it, you’re allowing that nasty build-up to sit directly onto your face; A guaranteed formula for blemish outbreaks.

Choosing The Wrong Aesthetics Practitioner

Choosing the wrong aesthetics practitioner can be a dangerous mistake. Not only are you at risk of costly mistakes financially, the cost to your looks could be significant too. Choose a Save Face Practitioner and look at their reviews and results.

Eating A Diet High In Sugar

Eating foods ladened with sugar will not help you in your quest for glowing skin! Sugar is your number one collagen depleting enemy! Eat your way to beautiful skin by choosing superfoods that will supercharge your skin.

Sun Worship Without An SPF

We recommend using a high SPF suncream all year round and including it within your winter skincare routine. The sun’s UV rays are still intense even during the winter months. Protecting your face all year round will help reduce sun damage, aging and pigmentation damage.

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