The media is full of tips about what to do to your skin to keep it healthy. However, sometimes it is not so much what you do, but rather what you do not do that can produce healthy skin. Some things to avoid in skin care may be aggravating blemishes, using ineffective products, or using harmful substances.
Perhaps top on the list of things to avoid in skin care is smoking. Smoking destroys your skin. It gives it a yellow tint and dries it out substantially. Though this is the most common, it should be noted that this is not the only substance that is harmful to the skin. Consistent over indulgence in alcohol, as well as illegal drug use also wreak havoc on the skin. It is fairly easy to recognize someone who over indulges in these activities frequently. This is because they simply do not look well. Substance abuse of any kind is not good for the skin.