Washing your face after a workout
Taking hot showers
“One of the best ways to start the day is by taking a hot shower, especially on a cold morning. However, it’s important to be mindful of the water temperature, as excessively hot water can harm your skin. As Dr. Schultz advises, it’s best to avoid scalding hot showers and opt for a warm or lukewarm temperature instead.”
Using soap in the shower everyday
To help combat dry skin during the colder months, Dr. Schultz recommends reducing the frequency of soap usage in the shower or bath, especially on non-perineal areas (such as the arms, legs, and torso). Instead, try using soap on these areas only one to two times per week. Remember to continue washing the perineal area (including the underarms, groin, and buttocks) daily for proper hygiene.
Skipping sunscreen in the winter
Never cleaning your makeup brushes
Although cleaning your makeup brushes may seem like a daunting task, it is actually a simple and quick process that can have significant benefits for your skin over time. Neglecting to clean your brushes can allow dirt and bacteria to build up, which can potentially cause irritation or breakouts. By setting aside a few minutes every once in a while to give your brushes a deep clean, you can help ensure that your skin stays healthy and free of unwanted contaminants.
According to Dr. Chris Kammer, while mouthwash may seem like a healthy habit, it can be too harsh for some individuals. In particular, alcohol-based mouthwashes can dehydrate the mouth.