Five things we do in neglecting our skin

Not only is the skin our biggest organ but it's also incredibly important as it protects the rest of our body from the outside. So why do we neglect it? Many of us fail to follow a daily skin regime and abuse it with our hectic lifestyles.

1. Failing to Remove Makeup Correctly

For many of us removing our makeup can be such a chore after a long day or a night out. However, sleeping in our makeup can clog up our pores, leading to break outs and night time is often the best time to let our skin breathe. Sleeping in heavy makeup can lead to the breakdown in collagen which is what keeps skin looking fresh and healthy.

2. Not Drinking Enough Water

We all know the drill, that by drinking eight glasses of water a day and keeping well hydrated our skin will reap the benefits. Drinking dehydrating substances packed full of caffeine such as coffee and cola can leave you thirsty and your skin looking dull.

3. Picking and Playing

If you have any bothersome spots or marks on your face then no matter how tempting you must avoid picking them at all costs. Picking with your skin only makes the situation worse and increases the tendency to scar. If you're struggling with acne or bad breakouts then get in touch with us or pop into a sk:n clinic nearby. We offer several treatments ranging from skin peels to laser resurfacing that can put acne at bay and stop you picking.

4. Using Dirty Makeup Brushes

Once you've developed a good skin care regime and invested time and money into looking after your skin, ensure that your makeup brushes are clean. Oil and dirt can reside on makeup brushes and sponges and be put back into your skin clogging up pores.

5. Not Exfoliating

Exfoliating is one of the most important parts of any skin care routine. How is new skin supposed to blossom if old skin isn't removed? If you've been skipping exfoliation as part of your skin care routine for a while then microdermabrasion can help you catch up and get rid of old tired skin pronto.

So if you recognise a few of the above-mentioned and feel you owe your skin an apology, then waste no time in arranging a consultation with our expert dermatologists and let's get your skin back on track.

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