4 Beauty Mistakes That Make You Look Older

by | Updated: April 14th, 2017 | Read time: 2 minutes

Are you making yourself look older? Scary thought, I know. With all of the pressure to hang on to our youthful good looks, our skincare routines can be full of pitfalls or perfunctory products that you aren’t even sure are doing anything for you. Avoid these four mistakes to make sure you’re not doing more damage than good.

Anti-Aging Tips

Wishy washy

Don’t let yourself get lazy and “forget” to wash your face before bed. The daily dose of environmental toxins, makeup residue and general bacteria and dirt add to the aging process. Use a gentle, anti-aging facial cleanser every night to wash away the day.

Maniacally moisturize

As we get older our skin loses moisture and elasticity. Use a high quality anti-aging facial moisturizer every morning and night. Not only will it help keep your skin smooth and supple, but keeping your skin hydrated actually reduces oil production as well.

Sanctity of sunblock

Although vitamin D is an important part of staying healthy, the effects of long-term exposure to UVA and UVB rays can include dark spots and hyper pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and skin cancer. Daily use of sunblock can help prevent premature aging caused by fun in the sun.

Damage control

Inevitably, the signs of aging will surface. When they do, before you turn to costly laser treatments and harmful peels, utilize a safe but effective vitamin C, hyaluronic acid or antioxidant serum to reduce the visible effects of aging.

You can’t turn back the hands of time, but you can look younger and fresher by making good skin care part of your daily routine.