Things that can Damage your Skin


The skin is largest organ and plays a key role as our first level of defense against a host of environmental attackers. A matchless multitasker, all of which are designed to help keep our bodies working properly. It also protects you from the sun’s rays – specifically ultraviolet light – that can damage cells. Healthy skin produces vitamin D when exposed to the sun, and vitamin D is important for many body functions. Having healthy skin also helps your body keep its temperature at a constant level. Healthy skin also helps you react better to important changes around you by feeling pain or pressure.

The following are some most common things that people do without knowing how it can damage the skin.

Using hair sprays

Hair sprays are being widely used to keep hair in place, sounds cool but this is a big drawback, the chemicals in the hair sprays are extremely harmful for skin, so the next to use one make sure to cover up your face and neck to avoid damage to the precious skin.

Swimming pools water (Chlorine)

The water of swimming pools are served with chlorine that lingers to body making it dry and snatches the moisture from the skin. You can’t avoid it though; you can clean and moisturize your body right after a swimming session. It’s called being nice to your skin.

Long hot water showers

Water can damage your skin if you stay soaked for long time. It makes your skin oil wash away that dries it the skin. Not to bother the skin, just shorten the time duration of showers and bath time.


Yes, coffee too. It contains caffeine, which is notorious for the side effects on skin, respiration, stomach uneasiness and increasing heart rate. It can make skin dry and even cause wrinkles. You can simply drink more of the coffee only when you drink more of water.The damage is sure when you touch and pop the pimples; it means that you are letting more dirt and germs into the pores that is beginning of acne.

Drinking less of water

We all are aware of how important water is for out body, it feels like nagging to ask to drink more of water now. Just make it your habit already.

Eating habits

Well undoubtedly your eating habits are the main agenda when it comes to skin, skipping meals especially breakfast can turn up ugly. Eating less or eating excessively causes problems i.e., underweight and overweight respectively and many others as well that leads to a bad skin.

Too much Make-up

Premature aging, facial breakouts, blocked pores, oily, rough skin, acne, it all comes from using too much make up and experimenting on your skin.

Sleeping with the Make-up

The chemicals in the make get into your skin with peace at night; get away the gentleness, moisture and natural skin oils and sometimes causes reaction. Use a nice cleaner or make-up remover.

Waxing too often

It is most used way to remove unnecessary hair but it leaves the skin raw and patchy. There should be at least a 3 week period before waxing again.

Frowning and squinting

The more often you frown and squint more you are getting the WRINKLES.

Air Conditioning/ dry air

For moist skin you need moist air while too much air conditioning makes the air dry.

Alcohol and Smoking

These two things are no good to the skin. It dehydrates the skin making it look flaky and dull.

Too much sweating (From sauna or exercises)

Sweating is good but over heat can make your skin sagging and more wrinkles are expected.


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