Common Mistakes That Age Your Skin

Ever cared about your makeup more than your skincare routine? Sometimes in a rush people completely disregard skincare altogether, yet if you don’t follow a proper regime, you’ll find your skin aging sooner than expected, writes the “Good Housekeeping” magazine.

The magazine suggests avoiding the following mistakes to help you slow down the aging process of your skin.

Forgetting the Sunscreen

a girl under the sun
a girl under the sun

You might think it’s enough to apply sunscreen during a very short period of the year and disregard it completely during the cooler seasons. Your skin needs protection from the UV rays all year round. UV exposure leads to the formation of wrinkles, so next time before leaving the house keep that in mind.

Not Cleansing Properly

a liquid substance for face cleaning
a liquid substance for face cleaning

It’s essential to remove dirt and makeup from your skin twice a day. Your skin is constantly exposed to pollution and dirt, so in order to maintain healthy skin, you need to get rid of those. This will help you avoid premature aging and overall benefit your skin’s health.

Not Exfoliating

removing the dead skin
removing the dead skin

Not only it is important to remove the dirt that builds up throughout the day by cleansing, but also removing the dead skin by exfoliating it. Exfoliation leaves your skin more receptive to anti-aging and hydrating products.

You’re Rough on Your Eyes

cleaning the eye circle
cleaning the eye circle

This especially comes to play when removing your makeup. The constant pulling and tugging around the area will eventually lead to premature aging. You need to treat the skin around your eyes extra gently. Try holding the cotton wool pad with the remover on your eye for 20 seconds before moving it around.