You may not realize that there are a bunch of things that make your skin worse and TBH, you might not be aware you’re even causing any damage. Chances are, you probably know all about the habits you should be adopting for healthier skin. Such habits include: Drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, and taking your makeup off every night before bed. On the flip side, you’re likely aware of the bad habits that are detrimental to your skin, like eating greasy, fast food lacking in nutrients or drinking too many sugary drinks.

It usually takes a while to form a habit, which could mean you’ve been unknowingly wreaking havoc on your skin for quite some time, when in actual fact, you thought you were doing the opposite. If you’ve been suffering with a skin problem for a while now — while performing the same habits and routines — it might be time to try something new.

But first off, you need to be aware of where you might be going wrong with your skincare regime. Bustle spoke with Dr. Sharyn Laughlin, board certified dermatologist at Laserderm and founder of Cyberderm, The Sunscreen Company, in order to get to the bottom of the weird habits that are making our skin worse.