Surprising things that can damage your skin
1.Chlorine affect skin
Chlorinated water can have long-term effects on human skin. Swimming in a chlorinated pool may increase your risk of developing cancer.Chlorine can cause fine lines and wrinkles, and some people may develop a rash from chlorine exposure.chlorine also creates side effects, such as red eyes, dry skin and hair, and a strong odor. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, you may develop sinus problems from inhaling chlorine.
Futher Chlorine can also lead to health issues such as increased risk of developing allergies or asthma in kids. And among adults, exposure to chlorine in pools has been linked to bladder and rectal cancer and increased risk for coronary heart disease. Because chlorine gets absorbed directly into your skin, it doesn’t help to just keep your mouth closed and not swallow or breathe the chlorine.
Additionally, the Pacific Center for Health says that chlorine can also destroy much-needed proteins in our bodies.
According to Dr. Rona, M.D., chlorinated water destroys most of the intestinal flora– friendly bacteria that help not only with the digestion of food, but with the production of vitamins B12 and K.
All of these factors have been shown to result in acne and other skin irritations, including eczema and rashes.
2.Sleeping with makeup
Never take a snooze with a face full of makeup on. Clean up before hitting the bed.
The more you sleep while wearing your makeup, the greater the damage there is to your skin. Sleep is a restorative time for the skin.
Our skin, like the rest of our body, functions on the circadian rhythm. At night the skin’s most important function is to renew itself. Wearing makeup and foundation at night prevents the renewal process, causing damage to the skin.
When Makeup is not removed, it becomes impacted in pores, it can make them appear larger.It also stretches them out and, unfortunately, since your skin collagen levels decline as you age, your pores won’t bounce back to their original size as easily, Sleeping in your makeup can result in unnecessary exposure to the free radicals in the environment, Free radicals cause the breakdown of healthy collagen, which results in fine lines on the skin.
Washing your face at night doesn’t just remove your makeup; it also removes skin oils, smoke and smut, and germs and bacteria from your face.
3. Skipping meals
Skipping meals can cause skin to age faster. Starvation diets are bad for your health, because they can cause dehydration and premature aging of your skin. For younger looking skin, make sure you’re getting the proper nutrition your body needs for optimal health by eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
4. Dirty cell phones
We spend hours talking on cell phones. Cell phones get dirty just like everything else we touch, so it’s important to clean your phone with antibacterial wipes on a regular basis. Otherwise, bacteria on your phone could lead to breakouts along your chin and jaw line from
contact with your phone.
5. Not drinking enough water
It’s important to moisturize your skin from the inside to keep the innerlayers of the skin from drying out and to provide necessary nutrients to thesurface. Drink lots of water, and in cold weather, drink hot water to openthe channels and help clear away toxins. If you have
sensitive skin, stickto room-temperature water.Hydrating yourself daily will give your skin a healthy glow and fight of aging.
6.Lack of sleep
When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases more of the stress hormone cortisol. In excess amounts, cortisol can break down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic.
Moreover Lack of sleep can ‘double the signs of ageing skin and make it harder to recover from sunburn’
Getting the recommended 8 hours sleep will keep your skin refreshed and rehydrated.
Don’t let sleep deprivation accelerate aging and take years away from your life. Life is beautiful!
7.Eating too much sodium
Sodium is an important nutrient in the diet. However, the modern American diet contains excessive amounts of salt, which can affect many different parts of the body. For example, excessive sodium in your diet can cause negative effects on the skin by sucking the moisture
out of your skin leaving it dull and dry.Your face may become puffy and bloated-looking due to water retention caused by too much salt in the diet, and you might develop bags beneath your eyes.
It might seem obvious, but a pillowcase should be your number one suspect when experiencing a breakout. When we sleep, like the rest of our organs, our skin rebuilds and replenishes itself. Old skin cells are shed so new ones can be produced.
If you’re sleeping on a dirty pillowcase, you may end up seeing breakouts in more places that just your face. Your pillowcase can also cause issues for the skin on your back and shoulders as well. The dirt and oil accumulated from your dirty pillowcase can transfer on the skin closest to where the fabric is, which if you’re a restless sleeper can be around your neck, shoulders, back,and even arms. So, all those beauty products you use to keep your skin flawless won’t be able to work their magic because your dirty pillowcase is overpowering them with its nasty grime.
Be sure to exfoliate your face once or twice a week to eliminate excess skin cells, and hot wash your pillowcases at least once a week.
There is documented research to prove that sleeping on a silk pillowcase prevents aging. Silk contains natural proteins and 18 essential amino acids which help to counter the effects of aging.
Silk is less absorbent than cotton and helps your skin retain moisture. Silk helps keep moisture close to your skin and will help your skin stay more hydrated than many fabrics on the market. Cotton is designed to absorb moisture. A cotton pillowcase will absorb expensive night creams and natural oils from your skin and store themin it’s fibers which will dirty up your fresh face the next time you go to sleep.
9. Long, hot showers
Nothing is more relaxing than a long, hot shower after a busy day. Unfortunately, the heat could be causing major damage to our pores, experts say. Hot water strips skin of its natural oils, resulting in dry and itchy skin.
Our skin contains special proteins and fats that make up a protective barrier and lock in moisture to protect us from harsh outside environments. Dry winter air, forced-air heating,
extremes of temperature, and the frequent hot baths and showers we take all strip our skin of this natural protection.
I recommend taking warm, not hot showers.
10. Exfoliating too often
Exfoliation delivers a tighter, firmer, smoother look and feel of skin. Because of this result, many exfoliate a number of times.
Over-exfoliation triggers the inflammatory response, leading to a compromised lipid barrier that won’t function properly, a sensitized skin condition, and accelerated premature aging.Too much exfoliation destroys healthy cells. Exfoliate your skin just once a week to keep it healthy.