Here are five things to stop doing for clearer skin

Do you want to improve your complexion? These five things could be standing in your way of achieving clearer skin.

Whether you deal with constant acne or just the occasional breakout, most people want to have clearer skin. A dermatologist can assess your skin and help you create a routine that will deliver the best results. There are, however, some things that could be standing in the way of achieving your #skingoals. Here are five of them.

Touching your face

At least, not unless you have washed and sanitized your hands. Touching your face can transfer bacteria from your hands onto your skin and lead to impurities and infections. Also, popping and picking your zits can cause scarring. Don’t do it!

Sleeping in makeup

We are all guilty of doing this on the odd occasion. Going to bed without removing your makeup, however, can lead to blemishes in the short term and accelerated signs of aging in the long term. At the very least, use a cleansing wipe.

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Not drinking water

You might not realize that you need to – especially in the colder winter months – but it’s important not just for your overall well-being but also for your skin to stay hydrated. This means limiting alcohol consumption and increasing your water intake.

Over-washing (+ exfoliating)

Many people who struggle with breakouts think they can scrub the acne away. Over-exfoliating, however, can damage the skin’s protective barrier, as can overwashing, which strips the skin. Wash twice a day and use a gentle exfoliant twice a week.

Using dirty linen

This applies to your bed linen as well as the towels you use to dry your skin. Towels can be a hotbed of bacteria because they are damp and linen, such as pillows, can have a buildup of dead skin cells. Make sure you keep them clean.

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