If gobs of evidence on the health dangers of smoking haven’t yet convinced you to kick butt, perhaps vanity will be the motivation you’ve been looking for. According to a 2017 study in the International Journal of Research in Dermatology, men who smoked were twice as likely to have acne than those who didn’t. Doctors have also long known that smoking severely damages skin by weakening its elasticity, along with a slew of other negative effects. Check out the mind-blowing ways your body starts to heal after you quit smoking.
Sleeping on dirty sheets
Conventional wisdom dictates washing your sheets weekly, but if you have clogged pores, you might want to do it more often. Pillowcases and bed sheets can easily harbor a buildup of oil, dirt, and dead skin, which transfers back to your skin at night, clogging pores and causing blemishes. “You want your sheets to be clean and not clogging your pores,” says Samer Jaber, MD, a dermatologist in New York, NY. “Washing bed sheets can make a difference, especially if you are a sweater.” Consider switching out your pillowcase at least every three days. Use these 10 laundry hacks to make the job faster and easier.