If you’re interested in beauty and skincare, you’ve probably spent a long time shopping around for the best products out there. While there’s nothing wrong with doing so, and a good skincare routine is important for one’s health, it’s important to think about the little things that may be hurting your skin. Here are some of the worst things to skip in your daily routine.
- Washing your pillowcase. If you don’t wash your pillowcase regularly, you’re spending each night cuddled up next to a plethora of germs and bacteria. This can lead to dull, lifeless skin. Regularly washing and changing your pillowcases – and your other sheets – can make a huge difference.
- Wiping down your phone after a long day. Your phone touches so much more than just your hands! Every table you set your phone on is teeming with microorganisms just looking for a place to breed. Wipe your phone down daily so your face doesn’t start breaking out each time you make a call.
- Removing your makeup. Even a light concealer needs to be taken off each night. If not, your skin won’t be able to breathe and your pores might become clogged, resulting in acne and other irritation. A makeup-removing wipe should be easy enough even for the laziest person. If you’re extremely starved for time, DC Micro recommends considering permanent makeup as a healthy alternative to a daily routine.
- Getting enough sleep. In addition to everything else that can go wrong when you’re tired, your skin also suffers when you stay up too late! You need sleep so that your body can go to work repairing any potential damage. Get plenty of rest each night so your skin doesn’t look dull and tired in the morning.
Of course, nobody is perfect and no set of habits will ever work 100% of the time. But if you can, make sure you don’t skip these crucial parts of your daily routine!