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Rule breaker or not, you may still be causing harm to your skin by committing any one of the 5 following beauty sins. Guilty or not?

Sin 1: Going To Bed With Makeup On
Maybe you stayed out late or drank a little bit too much. So you went to bed without cleansing – big deal, right? Well, aside from the fact that whoever washes your pillowcase won't like it, you may be damaging your skin. This is especially problematic if you're prone to acne – makeup left on overnight can clog pores and trap dirt from the day. Lazy? Consider an easy solution like [Link Removed] . Simply rub on and off with a cotton pad. No rinsing required.

Sin 2: Too Much Exfoliation
If a little is good, more must be better. False. Yes, most of us benefit from regular exfoliation to get rid of dead skin cells that can make skin appear drier and older, but this process can also make skin more vulnerable to sun damage. Strive for exfoliating just 2-3 times per week. For most of us, that's plenty.

Sin 3: Not Enough Sleep
With the theory that your skin repairs itself at night gaining more traction, if you don't get enough shut eye, it will likely show in your skin. Beyond dark circles, [Link Removed]  suggests that not enough sleep can double the signs of ageing skin. Turn out the lights!

Sin 4: Tanning
Most of us are already well versed about the dangers associated with tanning. Aside from scary skin cancer, tanning will set you up for brown spots, wrinkles and saggy skin. Just say no! While you're at it, remember to apply your [Link Removed]  every day.

Sin 5: Over Moisturizing
There can be too much of a good thing and this applies to moisturizing. Moisturizers are a boon to dry skin, but overdoing it may result in break outs or [Link Removed] .

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed] 

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