Vices—we all have ’em. While we’re not going to judge you (it’s not our style), we are prepared to help cut them out of your life, and, at the very least, counteract their negative effects on your skin. The facts are real: Smoking causes cells to be starved of oxygen (because capillaries are dying and closing off) resulting in dull, sallow, tired-looking skin with an absence of a glow. Alcohol causes puffiness and redness in unfavorable places. Free radical damage from a poor diet can cause the collagen and elastin in our skin to decrease, leading it to become rigid and less effective—thus causing wrinkles, uneven leathery texture in the skin, and breakouts. And that’s not to mention the damage each one does to your health (outside of your face).
So let’s work together, shall we? Naturally, you should break these habits for good, but it’s hard, and no one’s perfect. Instead, we asked skin guru and celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau to help us move forward on the best possible foot. Below, Rouleau explains the best steps in order to take care of skin, even on days when you didn’t quite take the best care of your body. Keep reading to find out what they are.
What are you vices? Let us know in the comments below, and peep 10 bad makeup habits you should quit right now.