5 Reasons to Stop Touching Your Face
Your face is the most touched part of your body. You may not notice it, but you may be touching your face up to 2000 times a day ! Resting your hand on your cheek, applying cream and makeup, and talking on a cell phone add up. Constantly touching your face for whatever reason is likely doing more harm than good.
Too much makeup can prevent the skin from breathing. This leads to a dull complexion and unhealthy looking skin. You may also be emphasizing the fine lines, wrinkles and pores by being too generous with your face powder. If this isn’t bad enough, ingredients like zinc oxide and dimethicone , commonly found in makeup, may create build up and cause pimples.
You might think you’re doing your self a favor by exfoliating often , however excessive exfoliation can cause dryness as well as irritation, redness and sensitivity . You want your skin to glow but don’t go overboard. Exfoliate once or twice a week. Trust us, your skin will thank you. After all, your skin sheds dead cells without your help.
It’s being man handled
Constantly pulling at your skin, examining and squeezing blemishes and rubbing aggressively can cause damage. You create microscopic tears in the tissue, breaking capillaries under your eyes . This intensifies dark circles and causes fine lines.
It’s being exposed to germs
If you’re not able to wash your hands before touching your face, don’t touch it. Of course we know it’s a habit many people have and it’s hard to break. Every time you touch your face with unclean hands you transfer lots of harmful germs. If no soap and water is available use hand sanitizer . Keep your hands busy so they’re not on your skin.
It’s covered in scars
Popping pimples is tempting , but picking at spots causes scars to form. You are likely to irritate and cause redness. Trying to fade unsightly scars and reduce redness are two issues you don’t want to deal with. That’s exactly why it’s best to leave your face alone !
Are you guilty of touching your face too much? Leave us a comment.