The skin is responsible for protecting your body from outside elements. However, there are a couple of things that we do in our day to day life that can play havoc with our skin and cause long-lasting damages.
Many people love to get a tan. But remember, tanning can lead to severe skin problems. It causes premature ageing, sunburn, allergy, actinic keratosis, solar elastosis and liver spots. Make sure to avoid tanning in order to protect yourself from these conditions.
Avoid tanning beds. These can give you a tan, but along with that, it will also give your skin cancer, age spots, wrinkles and change your skin's texture the wrong way. People who smoke have pale and wrinkled facial skin. When you smoke, there is decreased flow of blood to the skin, and this leads to dry and flaky skin. It can also cause psoriasis.
Never ever avoid the sunscreen. Apply sunscreen thirty minutes before you go out in the sun. Apply it even when it is cloudy to protect yourself from the UV rays or you might end up with skin cancer, dark spots, pigmentation and wrinkles.
You cause a lot of harm to your skin when you use the wrong cleanser. Always go for the right type of cleanser that suits your skin to get optimum benefit and also to protect your skin.
Also, use the right ingredients to scrub your skin or it will cause damage in the long run. Make sure to moisturize your skin after you have washed and scrubbed it.
When you pop, pick or squeeze a pimple, it can cause acne and scarring. Instead, consult a dermatologist who will provide you with proper medications. Also when you go for chemical peels in order to reduce the lines and wrinkles, brighten your skin tone and even out and smoothen your skin, you could end up with permanent scarring and infection.
You also end up damaging your skin when you do not eat the right kind of foods that are good for the skin, when you go through a lot of stress and you do not sleep well.