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8 Things You Didn't Know Are Ruining Your Skin

You already know you need to moisturise, use sunscreen and remove all your makeup before bed. Here are some lesser-known beauty mistakes you could be making.

Tarandip Kaur

MISTAKE #1

NOT SUDSING AFTER A SWIM

Love jumping into the pool for a workout or just to relax? Don’t forget to shower with a gentle body wash after. A rinse is not enough to remove all traces of chlorine, which can dry out your skin.

MISTAKE #2

YOU LOVE HAVING THAT EXTRA CUP OF COFFEE

So many of our lives are the “But first coffee” meme. But did you know coffee is also a diuretic? That means it causes you to urinate more, potentially dehydrating you. So before you reach for another cuppa, ask yourself if you really need that caffeine boost for the day.

MISTAKE #3

NOT SHOWERING IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR WORKOUT

While working out regularly will contribute to better health and overall well-being, not showering after each session may just leave you in a sticky skin situation. Sweaty skin that’s left unwashed could lead to a buildup of bacteria, resulting in bacne. Sweat can also mix with bacteria and yeast that naturally forms on your skin, resulting in inflamed follicles that will appear as acne-like lesions on your torso. That’s not a pretty sight, so always hit the shower after working out!

MISTAKE #4

WAXING OR SHAVING TOO OFTEN

Sure, you want to show off those smooth legs and so you’re shaving those gams every day to remove any tiny sign of hair. However, waxing or shaving too often will wear down the top layer of the skin, leaving it vulnerable to damage. Limit waxing or shaving sessions so your skin stays in good shape.


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