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Top 5 things that damage your skin

February 5, 2013 by Works with Water

“Wrinkles, early ageing and scarring are just some of the things that can go wrong when you expose your skin to certain elements and products.” say Women24.com. Take a look at their top five things to avoid to keep your skin healthy…

Chlorine

Taking a swim is a great way to stay fit, but did you know it can be very damaging to your skin. The chemicals used in pool cleaning products such as chlorine dry and age your skin.

Chlorine clings to your skin even after a good shower. Using a loofa with a good foaming soap can help get rid of those harmful chemicals.

Sleeping with Make-up on

This is one of the many reasons why many women find themselves with unexplainable rash and pimple break out. Make-up generally clogs your pores and this leads to acne.

The smudges on your pillow collect a lot of bacteria which also puts you at risk of contracting bacterial infections.

Hair products

Just like make-up, hair products clog your pores, but what makes them  much worse is that they contain chemicals that can easily dry and damage your skin. Be careful not to use too many hair products if you are going to wear your hair loose and in your face.

Popping Pimples

If you are constant pimple popper then it’s essential that you learn to kick that habit fast.

Not only does it create scarring on the pimple area but it pushes back the bacteria deeper into your skin. And this is one of the reasons that you are more likely to develop another pimple on the same area.

Sugar, Salts and Spices

Sugar and high-glycemic carbohydrates (that your body convert into sugar) cause inflammation, which in turn causes biochemical changes in your cells that result in accelerating ageing. When blood sugar goes up rapidly, sugar can attach itself to collagen in a process called “glycation,” making the skin stiff and inflexible. Losing this elastic resilience of young skin will give you deep wrinkles and make you look old.

Consuming foods with lots of salts and spices can cause water retention in the skin. This will generally give you very dry and tight skin.

Cutting down on your spicy foods can benefit your skin in the long run.

Source: http://www.women24.com/FashionAndBeauty/Beauty/Top-5-things-that-damage-your-skin-20130117

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