Health & Beauty
8 Skin Care Habits That Make Facialists Face Palm
Even if you think you've got your cleanse-tone-moisturize routine down, there's probably still something you do that drives the pros crazy
Somerville has a warning for anyone skipping their sunscreen. "Sun damage is definitely noticeable," she says. "Skin has darker, brownish pigment in certain areas and is often blotchy."
But even more egregious than tanning to Somerville? Lighting up. "Smoking is perhaps the single most detrimental thing you can do for your skin," she says. "When you puff on a cigarette, you're drawing in more than 4,000 toxins that make their way directly to your skin, clamping off capillaries, reducing oxygen supply, and slowing down collagen production. Smoking also eats up free-radical fighting vitamin C in your body. If that's not convincing enough, keep in mind that smoking causes wrinkling around your lips and around your eyes from squinting against the smoke." Gross all around.
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