As funny as it sounds, it’s easily forgotten that other things that aren’t skin care products also affect your skin. What we do to our body in the inside often reflects on the outside. These are habits that you didn’t know affect your skin.
Not drinking enough water
Not hydrating your body literally leaves it out to dry. Our skin becomes dry, flaky, and wrinkled as it loses its natural elasticity, Aging makes it harder for water to enter our cells, and our skin is more easily dehydrated. Consistent water consumption allows for your body and skin to retain is moisture within your cells.
Similar to water consumption, the type of food you consume also reflects what is going on inside of your body on the outside. Eating foods with too much oil or don’t have enough vitamins and antioxidants affect your skin’s ability to balance it’s natural levels of glow, moisture, and elasticity. It is proven that too much salt, sugar, or fat speeds up the aging process. Eat right to treat you and your skin right.
Constant or inconsistent dieting
Dieting seems like a good idea if you want to get back on track to a healthy lifestyle. But constant or inconsistent dieting is also not good for your skin. Frequent weight loss and gain can also loosen your skin and create stretch marks or sagging as it loses elasticity. This can come from not incorporating foods that you need in your diet or not getting enough nutrients from your food.
Over cleaning or exfoliating
Cleaning your face always come from good intentions but over washing or over exfoliating your face is another habit that you didn’t know can affect your skin. Though exfoliating rid away loose patches on the spot, this treatment can disrupt the barrier that retains and balances moisture in the skin. The necessary oils that do that are responsible for your natural glow
Long hot showers
Although it’s a great way to relax your muscles and is a guilty pleasure for many, long hot showers is a habit that can be detrimental to your skin. Long or very hot showers can dry out the outermost layer of the epidermis, necessary to balancing your skin. The longer the shower and the hotter the water, the drier your skin gets. Moderation is always key!
Balance is all about keeping aspects of life within responsible means of consumption and pleasure. Keep this in mind when indulging in habits, as they may bring a greater effect to you than you think.