9 Bad Habits That Are Hurting Your Skin! Try A New Skin Care Routine

african american woman holding face cream(BlackDoctor.org)  – The hardest thing about beauty is that it’s rarely as simple as we try to make it out to be. Even if you do all the things you’re supposed to do to get healthy-looking hair and skin, there are any number of bad habits that can negate all of your good efforts.

Acne, the term for what’s commonly called pimples or zits, occurs when oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells clog hair follicles. People with oily skin may be more susceptible to pimples because of their acne-prone skin, but breaking bad habits can still help them — and everyone else — prevent acne.

Want gorgeous skin? Start by making sure you don’t commit any of these skin-damaging crimes that can result in pimples and blemishes.

Bad Habit No. 1: Washing your skin too often

Though it’s important to keep your skin clean, washing it too often will only make acne worse. Instead, wash your face in the morning when you wake and at night before bed.