Skin problems can be very serious and troubling, some people battle depression and  low self-esteem because of a skin problem they may be facing, they go from something as simple as a pimple(s) or something more serious like psoriasis, for some people it could get so bad that they need to seek help from a specialist which could be very expensive, for some lucky people , it’s not as bad and can be tackled easily at home without having to spend so much money.

As much as a host of different things could cause bad skin which may include health issues, hormonal imbalance, genetics etc, some skin issues may be caused by other things which include our daily activities, diet, routines and we are going to breeze through a few of them.

  • Dehydration: Yes, I know we see some people claim water is the secret to their very clear and smooth faces. It may be difficult to believe but drinking enough water will definitely help keep your skin fresh and clean, when you are dehydrated your skin gets dehydrated too, water provides the basis for maintenance of sweat and oil gland function which maintain our ability to regulate our internal body temperature.
  • Diet: The things you eat play a huge role in how your skin looks and feels, some people find that when they eat too much of a particular kind of food or any amount of it at all, they begin to breakout, things like diary, sugars etc may cause this for some people. Dairy can cause your skin to produce more sebum or excess oil leading to clogged pores and acne, and generally unhealthy or junk food could play a role in damaging your skin, remember, “garbage in garbage out”. That is why it is important to eat healthy, have enough fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water.
  • Not washing your face enough: Dirt, oils, makeup etc builds up and clog the pores through the day and if you go to bed without washing your face, you tend to transfer those impurities to your pillowcase and they could get transferred back to your face. It’s important to try to always wash the face properly (for atleast 60 seconds) twice a day.
  • You are always touching your face: As difficult as it is not touching your face, it is one of the things causing the constant breakouts you keep having, touching your face and trying to pop pimples from your face may cause more harm than good because you end up pushing the impurities deeper into your skin and as such causing more breakout.
  • Hair products:  Sometimes you may notice little spots that only or mostly appear around you hair line, "Hair styling products that contain oil can clog pores and cause breakouts, this may show up as clogged pores and small pimples around the hairline."
  • Overdoing it with skincare routine: If you are over exfoliating, using too many products, using harsh products in trying to get the perfect skin you can end up causing your skin to get even worse, try to find out what problems your skin is facing, then try to find products that tackles that particular problem (s). Make sure to always read the ingredients on your products.
  • Stress: Consider stress as a big contributory factor when it comes to your skin. Not only can it cause blemishes, dullness, and rashes, but stress lines from facial movements will also ingrain in your skin over time. To avoid stress, take time to do something you enjoy like yoga, reading, or cooking.
  • You’re not using: SPF: The SPF on sunscreen stands for sun protection factor, a relative measurement for the amount of time the sunscreen will protect you from ultraviolet (UV) rays. UVB rays primarily affect the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis. They are responsible for sunburns and some surface-level skin cancers. People with acne or acne-prone skin should look for oil-free, noncomedogenic sunscreens.

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