7 Everyday Things That Are Secretly Ruining Your Skin

5. Toxins in your makeup remover

Makeup removers often contain a lot of harmful ingredients that can clog your pores and cause breakouts. Some of the most common (and feared) ingredients include alcohol, sulfates, phthalates, parabens, and fragrance. It’s important to understand that while the makeup products are problematic themselves, the skincare routine that is used to remove them also contributes to irritation.

You’ll need a new daily moisturizer that won’t cause breakouts if you have sensitive skin or acne. And of course, you’ll want to wash your face well after a long day.