1. SMOKE 🚫
Smoking accelerates the aging process. It generates free radicals, which are unstable molecules that damage DNA cells and cause premature aging. Just one puff from smoking a cigarette will produce a trillion of them!
It reduces the amount of vitamin A in the body. This is bad because vitamin A protects the skin from damage and fights premature wrinkles. Smoking causes your skin to become dry and dehydrated.
2. STRESS OUT 🚫
Stressing out too much can take a toll on your skin. When we are stressed, a hormone called cortisol is released which has the power to accelerate the aging process of the skin, rapidly enhancing common unwanted aging signs like: age spots, wrinkles and lines.
High stress means high coritsol levels that lead the skin's sebaceous glands to produce more sebum (oil). This additional oil clogs the pores which lead to inflammation and bacteria - resulting in acne.
3. FORGET TO EXFOLIATE 🚫
One of the most important parts of any skincare regimen is exfoliation. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface and allows new hydrated skin cells to come through. Without exfoliation, your skin may become dry and dull looking.
Our Coconut Coffee Body Scrub provides you with the exfoliation your skin deserves. Made with all organic, natural and cruelty free derived ingredients. Great for all skin types.
4. EAT PROCESSED FOODS 🚫
Eating processed foods can encourage the degradation of elastin and collagen in your skin. This leads to a loss of elasticity and firmness and may cause premature wrinkles and sagging.
5. SLEEP WITH MAKEUP ON 🚫
Sleeping with makeup on every night causes a lack of oxygen exchange through the surface of your skin. This causes clogged pores and dead skin cells which lead to acne breakouts. Yikes!
6. CONSUME EXCESS SUGAR & SALT 🚫
Sugar damages your collagen and elastin, and weakens your immune system. Sugar causes your insulin to increase and when insulin increases, so does inflammation. This inflammation can aggravate inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea and eczema.
Consuming high amounts of sodium causes dehydration. To compensate for this loss of moisture, your skin begins to overproduce oil. This oil may clog your pores and result in acne.
7. EXPOSE YOUR SKIN TO THE SUN WITHOUT PROTECTION 🚫
The sun emits harmful UV rays all year round. Even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the sun's harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin and cause skin cancer. Skin can be weakened by UV damage. The sun causes hyperpigmentation (discoloration), fine lines and wrinkles. It also causes your skin to lose its elasticity. It's important to use an SPF everyday, including during the winter.