While we all like to have a healthy glowing complexion, there are many things that we do on a daily basis that is causing damage to our skin.
It has been mentioned many times already and will always be the curse of the skin care specialists but the biggest problem that we all face is the damage that exposure to the sun can cause.
While it is necessary to get some sunlight for optimum health, over exposure to the harmful ultraviolet light, no matter how small will cause damage and age the skin.
Always apply SPF sunscreen to your skin when venturing outside unless you are happy to let your skin become wrinkled and damaged.
Another way to damage your skin, sometimes permanently, is to pick spots and inflammations with your fingers or other sharp objects.
One of the problems with picking at your face is the fact that we harbor so many opportunities for a transfer of bacteria with the dirt that lies under our fingertips and that is even for the cleanest of people.
Once you pick your face with your fingernails that bacteria can get transferred directly into the pores of the skin and can cause more inflammation and permanent scarring.
Even using a needle that you have sterilized can cause more problems than good as you damage the pores and set them up for trapping sebum and bacteria in the future.
If there are problems with trapped matter on your skin it is wise to get a trained professional to remove it so you don’t do any irreparable damage.
The other main areas of health that will affect the condition of your skin are excess stress, a lack of good nutrition and a lack of sufficient sleep.
These will all affect your overall health and that will be shown in the condition of your skin.
And one way to make your skin look very unhealthy and aged that is only second to overexposure to the sun, is smoking.