3 Surprising Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Complexion

Posted January 22, 2016

In a perfection-obsessed city like New York, it’s important to put your best face forward, never knowing when your big opportunity might strike. However, even those of us with the most diligent skincare routines can fall prey to acne, dark spots, and early signs of aging, having accidentally committed skin sins that we don’t even know about. We’ve identified some of the biggest skin saboteurs hiding out in plain sight.

Your makeup brushes: We may wash our face and hair every day, but when is the last time you gave your makeup brushes a thorough scrubbing? Every time you apply makeup, your brushes are picking up dead skin cells, which are re-deposited on your skin during the next application. To keep breakouts at bay, make sure to give your brushes a thorough shampooing once a week, and to help prevent them in the future, add a gentle facial into your beauty routine, like the oxygen facial available at Flawless Skin Solutions’ Manhattan location.

Your pillowcase: Laying you head on your pillow may be the first step toward enjoying sweet dreams, but it can also be the catalyst for a bad skin nightmare. Sleeping face-down can not only cause so-called “sleep wrinkles,” temporary creases in the skin that become permanent over time, but a less-than-clean pillowcase can also lead to breakouts. To keep your skin looking healthy, clear, and line-free, wash your pillowcases regularly and try sleeping on your back, or simply book a Nu Skin Galvanic Spa Anti-Aging facial to counteract any damage that’s already been done.

Your hands: We use our hands to experience the world around us, and, for some of us, that means we spend a whole lot of time touching our faces. While the occasional caress won’t do too much damage, the natural oils in our hands, as well as the countless bacteria we pick up during the average day, can cause major skin problems for those of us who touch our faces frequently. To head off skin problems at the pass, make sure you’re washing your hands regularly and try to keep them occupied so that you don’t touch — or even worse, pick at — your skin. Sometimes the best way to keep your hands off your skin is to keep your skin off-limits with a treatment like the Dorothy Facial Mask, which will also help keep your skin soft and clear.

When washing your face isn’t enough, take some time to examine your daily routine — you may just find a few surprising skin saboteurs to tackle on your path to healthy, glowing skin.


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