3 habits that are NOT skin friendly

The skin is the largest organ in our bodies, and just like every other organ, it’s impacted by the choices we make. Here are 3 habits that are bad for your skin, and some easy ways to kick them today.

 

Going to bed with make-up on

 

When you’re asleep, your body goes about the business of healing itself and allowing those skin cells (among others) to regenerate. This cycle can get disrupted by residual make-up, which can lead to break-outs, blackheads, dullness and other unwanted effects.

 

While facial wipes may look like your safest (and easiest) bet after a long day, they can actually be problematic for your skin (and the environment) in the long run. What you want to use is a gentle, effective cleanser like our Manuka Natural Creamy Cleanser, which removes make-up and impurities, without stripping your skin of its healthy moisture.

 

Skipping your SPF

 

We all love a bit of fun in the sun, but its harmful UVA and UVB rays can cause some serious damage over time. Skipping your SPF, even on overcast days, can lead to signs of premature ageing as well as different types of skin cancers.

 

An easy way to make sun protection a part of your daily routine is to use an SPF moisturiser in the morning. Apicare’s Manuka natural sun protect moisturiser offers natural protection in a weightless and gentle formula.

Remember to apply your sunscreen liberally, re-apply as often as needed and never leave the house without protecting your skin.

 

Smoking and drinking

We all have our vices and if smoking and enjoying alcoholic beverages regularly are one of yours, then unfortunately, your skin (and other organs) aren’t going to be chuffed with this.  Excessive drinking can lead to skin issues such as dryness, rosacea, bloating and prominent under-eye bags.

And smoking can contribute to premature wrinkles, psoriasis, and baggy under-eyes all while disrupting the body’s natural healing cycle and making it harder for scarring to heal. We’re not trying to preach to you or anything - but it may be time to get these habits in check, especially if you’re struggling with a specific skin concern.

 

Kicking these unhealthy habits isn’t going to be easy, but we promise your skin will thank you for it. Remember, healthy skin is a reflection of healthy decisions, so try to make choices that’ll nourish your body - inside and out.