Reasons Why Your Skincare Routine May Not Be Working Out

Reasons Why Your Skincare Routine May Not Be Working Out

There are numerous skincare products that target specific skin concerns. Did you know… Skin problems may be aggravated or caused by unassuming factors that lurk in your everyday, thus sabotaging your efforts for glowing skin?

Hands up if you have a plethora of skincare products on your vanity to beat issues like dark spots, acne, dryness, dullness, redness and wrinkles! There’s no shame in being obsessed with achieving clear skin – we’re all for it.

Unfortunately, no matter how much you’re doing for your skin, there are external aggressors(some almost unavoidable!)that get in the way of your road to a glowing complexion. Here’s how you can combat them:

1. Daily Exposure to Air Conditioning

Prolonged exposure to air conditioning on a daily basis can be tough on your skin and may cause dryness. When your skin is ‘thirsty’,it can get dull and flaky – the drier the skin, the more susceptible you are to fine lines and the faster your skin ages. To keep your skin hydrated and supple apply moisturisers, balms and non-greasy lotions.

2. Unclean Smartphones

If you’re reading this on your mobile, beware of the germs on your screen! The heat from your phone, food spills, facial oils and make up smudges make the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Hence, when you pick up a call or reply a text, you may be adding more bacteria to your skin which can cause itchiness and breakouts. In order to avoid these from occurring, reduce the contact you have with your devices or simply clean your phone with alcohol wipes to avoid skin irritation.

3. Air Pollution

You may have sunblock to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays, but have you thought about protecting yourself from air pollution? When you’re a city dweller, the overhanging haze situation or fumes from daily traffic congestion are almost unavoidable. With nothing to shield your skin, the penetration of unclean air can cause accelerated skin ageing, pigmentation and clogged pores, which can even lead to inflammation. Your moisturising and sunblock regime may be acting as a defense layer, but you can take it one step further with a deep cleanser to remove all the impurities.

4. Dirty Pillowcases

If you think about it, making the bed isn’t quite as clean as changing the sheets. As you toss about in bed the residue from your skincare, hair serums and dead skin cells will eventually be smeared onto your sheets, bolster and pillowcases. The germs and bacteria that build up day after day can lead to unexpected breakouts. Prevent pimples and acne by washing your sheets regularly or have a few pillows and bolsters on rotation.

That being said, this isn’t an appeal to grow or extend your skincare routine. It’s a reminder that there are other factors unlike diet and stress that get in the way of your glow. Hence, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and supplement your skin health from within. A beauty boost, such as BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence which is made with Ruby Signature™ formula containing micro-collagen and Astaxanthin(one of Mother Nature’s most powerful antioxidants) could give you that extra ‘boing’ to your skin and help you guard your glow. Click here to find out more.