October 11, 2021

Podcast Episode #22- Small Things You’re Doing That Can Damage Your Skin

Episode 22: Show Notes

We all want to be that person who takes care of their skin but sometimes we aren’t even aware of the small habits we have that are detrimental to our skin over time. Today we are going to discuss some of these little things that we should and should not be doing that will have a big impact on our skin long-term. Tuning in you’ll hear the importance of having a skincare routine that is simple and find out why you shouldn’t rub your eyes, sleep with make-up on, or apply a product in a way that pulls at your skin. You’ll discover the potential dangers of hot baths, Epsom salts, bath bombs, fat-free dairy, artificial sweeteners, and caffeine. You’ll also hear about the benefits of silk pillowcases, tinted sunscreen, antioxidants, and water intake, as well as Kelly’s hair-tie water-drinking hack. Discover which products, cleansers, and treatments we have found to be harmful and which ones we recommend, as well as a helpful dermatologist-recommended supplement for protecting your skin from the inside. Just having this conversation pointed out some little things that we know we can do better to take care of our skin and we’re sure it will do the same for you!

Read The Full Article Here:

These 8 Everyday Habits Are Actually Really Bad For Your Skin

Key Points From This Episode:

  • An introduction to today’s topic: skincare.

  • Why a skincare routine needs to be simple.

  • The importance of having a routine to take care of your skin long-term.

  • Megan’s bad habit of rubbing her eyes when she’s stressed. 

  • Megan’s other bad habit of not applying sunscreen and why this should be part of your daily routine. 

  • The supplement that Kelly’s dermatologist recommended for sun protection. 

  • The harsh scrubs and cleansers Kelly and Megan used in their teens. 

  • The importance of applying a product in a way that doesn’t pull at your skin. 

  • Why Kelly’s uses a FOREO brush instead of a Clarisonic skin brush.

  • One of the things Kelly does that she knows is bad for her skin: hot baths.

  • Thoughts on whether or not to use Epsom salts, essential oils, and bath bombs.

  • Why you shouldn’t sleep with make-up on.

  • The benefits of silk pillowcases and washing them with nonharmful detergents. 

  • How fat-free dairy can cause acne. 

  • The harmful nature of artificial sweeteners on your skin. 

  • Why Kelly uses tinted sunscreen.

  • How it’s easy to forget to apply sunscreen to your neck and chest.

  • The negative and positive effects of coffee on your skin.

  • The importance of water intake and Kelly’s hair tie water-drinking hack. 

  • Why you should use a piece of tissue if you have to pick at your skin or pop a pimple.

  • Why Kelly hates makeup wipes and uses makeup erasers instead.

  • Thoughts on the practice of double-cleansing

  • Megan and Kelly share their daily skincare routines.  

  • Why Kelly gets a filler in her tear troughs every two years.

  • How the pandemic affected everybody’s beauty routines and some of the long-term outcomes of this.

  • Kelly and Megan’s skin types and skin issues. 

  • How to encourage yourself to do a proper skincare routine every day.


“I also feel like if you add too many steps to your skincare routine, you’re just setting yourself up for failure.” — Megan Block [0:08:33]

“What I think is the key probably to this whole thing is that you have to get to know your own skin and you have to figure out what works best for you personally. This is a very personal thing.” — Kelly Castillo [0:49:02]

“Find a way to encourage yourself though, because we are worth having nice skin. Even though we’re tired, if you leave it out on your counter, you might be more inclined to use it than if you put it underneath your counter.” — Megan Block [0:51:09]

“The less things that you do on your list today that damage your skin, and that could be sun damage, it could be diet, it could be artificial sweeteners, things like that. The less damage you cause to your skin, then the less steps you need to do to try to reverse damage.” — Kelly Castillo [0:52:41]

“It doesn’t have to be such a huge change, but find little ways to just add that to your day because it doesn’t take very long and it’s not a big change. But the things we’re doing over time are accumulating to be a bad choice for our skin.” — Megan Block [0:53:25]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


FOREO brush 

“Consumption of dairy in teenagers with and without acne”


Neutrogena Ultra-Soft Makeup Remover Wipes for Waterproof Makeup

MakeUp Eraser 

Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow Hydrating Tint

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 

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