You may think to yourself, “Oh, I just need to be stricter with my skincare routine.” But, what you might fail to realize is that it’s your bad habits that play a big part in clogging your pores. And in today’s video, we will tell you what these are from over-exfoliating, not using sunscreen, dirty towels, bathing irregularly to smoking and more, watch till the end to learn about all of them.
- Forgetting To Remove Your Makeup Before Bed
- Sleeping on Dirty Sheets
- Over exfoliating
- Skipping Toning
- Not Using Sunscreen
- You touch your face frequently throughout the day
- Talking on your cell phone
- You Wear Oily Makeup
- Over Washing Your Face
- Wearing Makeup during a Workout
- Using Dirty Towels
- Applying Products Not Ideal For Your Skin Type
- Bathing Irregularly
1. Forgetting To Remove Your Makeup Before Bed: We know you’ve heard this before, but it bears repeating; Removing your makeup is an essential step in your skin-care routine. Because not doing so allows the makeup, oil, and environmental pollutants that gather on your skin all day to settle into your pores while you sleep. Not only does this cause breakouts and speed up the aging process, but it also contributes to enlarged pores.
2. Sleeping on dirty sheets: Conventional wisdom dictates washing your sheets weekly, but if you have clogged pores, you might want to do it more often to protect clear skin. Pillowcases and bed sheets can easily harbor a buildup of oil, dirt, and dead skin, which transfers back to your skin at night, leading to clogged pores and causing blemishes. You want your sheets to be clean and not clogging your pores. Consider switching out your pillowcase at least every three days as well.
3. Over exfoliating: Exfoliating is a great way to score baby-soft skin, but as with all things in life, too much of a good thing can be bad. There are a lot of ways to overdo it: Doing it too often as the recommended frequency is once or twice a week, using a higher percentage of acids, or scrubbing a little too hard that can damage the skin barrier.
4. Skipping Toning: It’s true that dirt can clog pores. What you don’t know is cleansing cannot remove all the debris that settles into your pores. That’s why it’s important to follow up your face cleansing with toning. It is liquid-based, so it can go deeper into your pores.