We're not here to be the bearers of bad news — and we're just as sick as you are of hearing about all those things we thought were good for us that suddenly aren't. How is non-fat yogurt now bad? How? Anyway, we digress. We are here to get to the bottom of those persistent and pesky skin issues, and uncover the little things we may be doing to cause them — without even realizing it.
So, you’re making a serious effort to take good care of your skin (cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliating, all that), but whether it's dryness, breakouts, redness, or even an unbalanced pH, you can’t seem to keep things consistently in check. What's the deal? After chatting with a handful of derms and aestheticians, we discovered that some simple — and seemingly harmless — things in your day-to-day routine could be causing your skin to freak. Some of them seem strange, most of them are easy to let go of, and a few have absolutely nothing to do with your skin-care routine.
Ahead, 12 surprising habits that you may want to break for your skin’s sake.