No doubt some of us have fallen into naughty traps that don’t could lead to aging skin far sooner than we’d like. Some of us are a little lazy, and others may be overzealous, either way, it’s best to know what to avoid to make sure you don’t age before your time.
Whichever you may be, it’s worth knowing what the no-no’s are so that you confidently step out into a new day with skin that’s healthy, fresh and glowing.
Here are a few of the most common skincare mistakes that lead to aging skin:
Going to sleep with makeup on:
Yep, it’s probably the last thing you really want to do after a great night out on the town, but the accumulated damage over time is just not worth it. The air pollution that seeps into your skin on a daily basis is another reason to cleanse your skin lovingly twice a day, whether or not you wear makeup.
Really want to avoid the visible signs of aging? Wash that makeup off before you lay your head down on the pillow!
Giving moisturisers a miss:
Keeping your skin well-hydrated with the right moisturiser throughout the day is essential if you have a dry skin and want to avoid fine lines and keep wrinkles at bay. Make sure it has at least an SPF of 15, winter and summer. Use a rich moisturiser at night to feed the skin while it’s resting.
It’s tempting to think that if you have an oily skin adding a moisturiser will just exacerbate the oiliness, but it doesn’t. Everyone needs to use a moisturiser, as long as you make sure it’s the right one for your skin type.
Not drinking enough water:
Waterworks from the inside out. It keeps our bodies hydrated which helps to keep skin healthy too by flushing both the body and skin for that glowing effect.
Add a slice or two of lemon to your water as a natural anti-oxidant. It’s worth it if you want to keep your skin looking young and smooth for longer. Of course, not everyone loves water, so add the lemon to tea without caffeine, it’ll work just as well.
PS stay away from anything containing caffeine!
Unpacking SPF only for summer:
This is more common than we think. We haul out sun protection creams for summer and pack them away for winter, which is really not a good idea at all.
UV rays are powerful enough to penetrate the clouds, so make sun protection an essential part of your beauty routine. Don’t wait until you have sun spots and wrinkles sooner than you should, take the precautions now.
Exfoliating too much, or not at all:
Whether or not you have sensitive skin, exfoliation is a wonderful way of getting rid of dead skin cells to give the skin room to breathe. The idea is to soften and brighten your skin. A good way to start is to exfoliate once a week and take it from there.
It’s important to make sure you’re using the right exfoliator for your skin and that you don’t exfoliate more than twice a week if your skin isn’t too sensitive.
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