What To Avoid For Perfect Skin

If you have acne, don’t freak out, you can easily cover any pimples and spots up with makeup right? Even though the process can be a little extra time-consuming, and you’ll have to use extra products, you can easily make acne disappear. However, there is a much simpler way to get rid of acne, prevent wrinkles, aging skin, and more. Just avoid what causes it in the first place!

Avoid These Items For Perfect Skin


A Carcinogen is defined as a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue, like your skin. This doesn’t mean that it will but it can. There are a number of carcinogens in skin care products today, like synthetic colors, formaldehyde, BHT, BHA, found in moisturizers and lipsticks. These are also linked to causing skin irritation and allergic reactions. Try to get organic, all-natural makeup and skincare products if you can.

Speaking of carcinogens, put down the cigarettes, they’re loaded with them! Plus, cigarettes break down the elastin and collagen in your skin, making it sag, and causing wrinkles. Every time you purse your lips to take a puff, lines form around your lips and eventually become permanent. Also, smoking can give your skin a weird yellow tinge. For the love of beauty, kick that nasty habit.



Rubbing alcohol (Whew, we didn’t mention the kind you drink) is often sought after in cleansing products for its ability to wipe out bacteria, but it actually dries out your skin and irritates it. Then the irritation leads to redness, enlarges your pores, and can even break down the surface of your skin. Also, because it strips all the oil from your face your skin might freak out and produce even more to compensate!

The alcohol that you drink (Sorry :( ) isn’t good for your skin either. It dehydrates it, causing loss of firmness and color. Alcohol also inflames the skin leading to redness and causes blood vessels to swell. If smaller blood vessels in your face around your nose and under your eyes burst then you could have long-lasting red spots on your face. Now we aren’t suggesting you have to give up alcohol completely, just drink responsibly and maybe don’t overdo it the night before an important event.


Lemons are often worshiped as an organic skincare product that kills bacteria, has vitamin C, gets rid of dark spots, clears blackheads, and more. While lemons are organic and do contain vitamins and nutrients, lemon juice can burn your skin. It’s extremely acidic!

Lemon juice can leave your face feeling tender, and sensitive to the touch. It can also cause your skin to turn red and lowers your skin’s ability to protect itself from the sun. If you’re going to use lemon juice also dilute it in water first and avoid going out in the sun that day.


Popping and Squeezing

Whenever we get pimples or bumps the first instinct is to squeeze it. I mean ew, get this thing off my face as soon as possible right?! While everyone has those common thoughts, they need to fight themselves and not touch their faces.

Most people don’t wash their hands before touch their face and as a result spread bacteria to their skin, which can lead to a bigger breakout. Also, squeezing pimples leads to the spreading of pus under the skin, leading to more pimples. If you squeeze too hard, irritate your skin, or cause your face to bleed then you could have red spots and permanent scars as a result.


Enjoy Perfect Skin

It’s not hard to have clear, perfect skin, You just have to be mindful of what you put on it, and in some cases what you put in your body. Just remember to thoroughly research your skincare and makeup options before trying something new and keep those hands off of your face. For more beauty blogs visit UnitWise.com and share secrets for perfect skin in the comment section below.

*Content found in the UnitWise blog is for informational purposes only. UnitWise is an independent business with no affiliation to Mary Kay®. 


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