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Stop These 5 Common Skin Care Mistakes

by Your Marque Team

 

 

Skin care is extremely important and it can be hard to keep track of if we aren’t careful. At Marque Medical, we want to give you a few tips in order to help you feel comfortable in your own skin.

 

What do I need?

You first need to understand that it takes work to keep your skin healthy and clean. It isn’t too much to handle. You don’t need products, you just need to stop yourself from doing these mistakes.

 

What are the mistakes?

We have 5 different mistakes that commonly happen for everyone. Look closely and be honest with yourself. Do you do them?

 

1) Going to bed without removing your makeup

It’s late and you’re simply exhausted; it’s an understandable mistake. However, “Not removing your makeup for the night clogs your pore and oil glands,” says Dennis Gross MD. He goes on to explain how leaving your makeup expands your pores and it’ll take them longer to shrink back to their normal size.

 

2) Popping your pimples and picking at your face

Why wouldn’t you pop your pimples/zits? Picking at your face has probably become a habit. But doing these two things will only create scars and tear your skin. Instead of squeezing the pimple, get a washcloth and wash your face when the pimple is ready to come out. That should be all that it takes.

 

3) Not sleeping enough or being stressed

tired woman rubbing her browSleep and stress need to be balanced. These two priorities need to be high on your list because of how many other things they affect. One, in particular, is your skin. Thus, we encourage you to get more than 6 hours of sleep each night. As for stress, find what is the cause of your stress and find ways to remove that stress from your life, even if it means seeking professional help.  

 

4) Hair on your face

Most of us like having bangs or even have hair in our face. It’s beautiful. However, you must understand that using hairspray will cause breakouts to happen when your hair rests on your face. Breakouts can also come when your hair and its oils rest on your face because your hair is out as you sleep.

 

5) Dehydration or skipping a meal

If you aren’t treating your body well, don’t expect it to function to as it should. Thus, you must realize the importance of drinking and eating well. Water will help your skin’s elasticity and softness. Whenever you skip a meal, eat greasy foods, or are dehydrated, you are starving your skin of nutrients.

 

Now what?

Make a plan! It’s as easy as that. You may not realize how these 5 things affect your skin, but try it out and see how as you stop doing these things, it affects your skin.

 

The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.