Avoid These Harmful Skin Habits

older woman with grey hair looking at her face and wrinkles in the mirror touching her face

4 Tips for Improving Your Skin

It can be a long journey for those who want to achieve perfect, healthy, problem-free skin — however, simply adding more steps to your routine may not be the answer. Sometimes, doing too much can be harmful to your skin, just as much as not doing anything at all.

If you’re guilty of any of these harmful habits, reach out to our team of specialists today to set you down the right path.

1. Touching Your Face With Dirty Hands

In addition to being bad for your overall health, touching your face with unclean hands can damage your skin. When you touch your face with your hands, whatever bacteria, dirt, and other debris transfers to your pores. Minimize aggravating your skin by always cleaning your hands (and your phone), and avoid touching your face until you do so.

2. Picking at Imperfections on Your Face

Though it may seem easier to pop a pimple or scratch at a blemish — this doesn’t make the problem go away. When you pick at your acne, you’re releasing bacteria and oil, which then spread across your face. Additionally, popping a pimple with your nails or skincare tool can cause permanent damage, including dark spots and scarring.

Pulling at Your Skin

If you wear makeup, you may have heard that you should never pull on your eyes when putting on eyeshadow or eyeliner. This is because it can stretch out your skin and lead to premature wrinkles.

3. Exfoliating With Harmful Ingredients

While calluses on your heels may respond to tougher treatments such as pumice stones, your face is much more sensitive. To protect your natural biome, consider avoiding products that contain:

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Ground apricot pits
  • Formaldehyde
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Parabens
  • Mineral Oil
  • Talc

These products can damage your skin, cause torn capillaries, irritation, and can lead to enlarged pore size. Instead, consider using a toner made with alpha-hydroxy acids.

If you’re unsure of which products are right for you, you can always reach out to our team for advice.

4. Neglecting Your Skincare

From needing a gentle cleanser, regular facials, or dermal fillers, everyone’s face is different. It’s important to follow a skincare routine that works for you, to protect your skin through every stage of life.

Your skin is unique, and at UniQ laser Center, we believe that skin rejuvenation treatments should be personalized to fit our individual patients' needs and skincare goals. No matter your gender, age, or skin type, tone, and health, utilizing professional Canton and Watertown skin rejuvenation treatments can help you rediscover and maintain the healthy and vibrant skin that you have always wanted.

Reach out to our team today to learn more.

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