6 Things You Never Knew Could Ruin Your Skin

There are a lot of things that you take for granted, that really have a severe effect on our skin. Did you know that washing your face with soap is one way you harm your skin? Well, that is true. That and a host of other things that you do innocently but do your face no real good. Wondering what they are? INFORMATION NIGERIA highlights 6 of them in this piece…

Dirty pillowcase: Sleeping on the same pillowcase can cause breakouts even if you wash your face every night. Your pillowcases carry dirt and sweat from your hair, hands, and build up from the beauty products you use on your face at night, which can not only clog your pores, but also give you bumpy skin. It’s best to change your pillowcase every few days.

Your phone: Yes, it’s true! Your phone snuggles with your oily face and hair all day. A lot of bacteria accumulate on your phone, which when come in contact with your facial skin , can cause blemishes. Not cleaning the phone screen can trap dirt, makeup and moisturizers, giving you breakouts.

Makeup brushes, sponges and pads: Dirty makeup brushes can sure lead to pimples. You might be thinking it’s your new cream or even your foundation, but it could simply be you’re routine and not the product. Even if you have just washed your face and your skin is squeaky clean, those brushes still need to be washed. Makeup brushes start collecting dust, oil and dead skin cells if they are not washed for a long time.

Television remote: Your TV remote is something you handle everyday, be it while eating lunch or while snacking on popcorn or watching a movie. Remotes are loaded with bacteria, which can easily transfer to your fingers and then to your face, putting you at risk of breakouts. Wash your hands after handling the TV or AC remote and remember to wipe it down with an antibacterial wipe at least once a week.

Constant touching: Many of us have a habit of touching our face with dirty fingers or even plucking a pimple. Touching our face with hands introduces more oil, dirt and germs to skin. Not only that, our hair care products can also get on our hairline or face, eventually blocking pores. So, try and keep your hair away from your face whenever possible.

Washing face with soap: Soaps contains harsh chemicals which are not at all meant to be used for face cleansing. They can make the skin dry and irritable. The skin’s pH level, if disturbed, can contribute to skin problems. Ordinary commercial soaps have pH levels between 9 to 11, which increases the skin pH level, leading to problems.

Hope these tips help???