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The Surprising Ways You're Damaging Your Skin

As someone who has struggled with skin issues in the past, I understand the importance of taking care of our skin.

But sometimes, despite our best intentions, we end up damaging our skin without even realizing it.

In this email, I want to share with you four common mistakes that many women make that can be detrimental to their skin's health.

Mistake #1 Neglecting your chest and neck

You probably don’t think about this one on a daily basis but…

Many women focus solely on their face when it comes to skincare, but the neck and chest are just as important.

These areas are often neglected, which can lead to premature aging and wrinkles.

Make sure to extend your skincare routine down to your neck and chest, using the same products you use on your face.


Mistake #2: Using too many products
It's tempting to try every new skin care product on the market, but using too many products can actually be counterproductive.

Overloading your skin with too many active ingredients can cause irritation, breakouts, and even damage your skin barrier.

Stick to a simple and effective routine with a cleanser, toner (optionally), serum, moisturiser, and sunscreen.

Mistake #3: Touching your face too much

Your hands come into contact with a lot of bacteria and germs throughout the day, and when you touch your face, you transfer those bacteria and germs onto your skin.

This can lead to breakouts and irritation.

Try to avoid touching your face throughout the day and wash your hands frequently

Mistake #4: Eating a poor diet
What you eat can have a big impact on the health of your skin.

Eating a diet that's high in sugar, processed foods, and unhealthy fats can lead to inflammation, breakouts, and premature aging.

Try to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and whole foods into your diet to promote healthy skin from the inside out.


Mistake #5: Your pillowcase might also be to blame

That's right, the fabric that you rest your head on each night could be causing damage to your delicate facial skin.

Pillowcases can harbor dirt, bacteria, and oils, which can clog pores and lead to breakouts and irritation.

And if your pillowcase is made of rough, scratchy material, it can also cause friction and damage to your skin.

So, what can you do to protect your skin while you sleep?

First, make sure to wash your pillowcase regularly, at least once a week, to remove any buildup of dirt and oils.

Secondly, consider investing in a pillowcase made from gentle, breathable material such as silk or satin.

These fabrics are less likely to cause friction and can help your skin to retain moisture, keeping it healthy and supple.

Thank you for reading and taking the time to learn more about how to take care of your skin. Here's to happy, healthy, and radiant skin!

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