10 Things You Need to Give Up for Better Skin, According to Dermatologists

After vowing to take the best possible care of my skin—even when certain vices rear their addictive heads—I needed to know more about what common behaviours yielded negative results. Of course, we know you shouldn't smoke and that you should drink water, wear sunscreen, the works. But what habits, if any, was I blindly partaking in that were exacerbating my problems?

I figured if I had these questions, you must too. I reached out to top dermatologists in the field, as well as Olay's principal scientist, Frauke Neuser, to find out the most ubiquitous mistakes we're making with our skin—that and the products that help us quit them. Keep reading for a list of detrimental skin habits and how best to break them.

Have you spotted some skincare mishaps you've been doing or perhaps some blind spots in your existing beauty routine? Tweak your approach to skincare with these, and let us know how you get on in our Facebook community group The British Beauty Line.