Aging of the skin is a very real problem that affects millions of people every year. Not only that, but many people suffer from premature aging of the skin, which means they get deep wrinkles and multiple fine lines while still in their thirties and forties.
These kind of problems don’t need to happen. Simply avoid the six skin care mistakes below…
Not wearing sunscreen
Spending too long in the sun without protection has a number of different consequences. For example you can damage the skin tissue, destroy your collagen, and even starve the outer layer of skin from essential nutrients.
This is why you should always wear sunscreen, even if the sun is not visible…those UV rays can still cause damage.
Using harsh soaps and face wash products
Another major skin care mistake that many people commit is using harsh soaps and face wash products. This leads to a whole host of problems such as flaky skin, dry skin, excessive oil and acne, and an excessive buildup of dead skin cells.
For this reason, you should be very cautious about buying any product that you are going to put on your face. Check the ingredients list closely, and make sure that only natural ingredients are being used.
Not removing makeup
Did you know that makeup on your face traps things such as dirt and oil, which means if you don’t remove it before going to bed or in a timely fashion after application, then it will end up clogging your pores and leaving your skin feeling irritated.
Always make sure you remove makeup as soon as possible, and then follow up the removal process with a cleansing, toning, and moisturizing combination to help leave your skin soft and supple.
Getting stressed out
There are many different reasons why the skin ages prematurely, but probably one of the main ways is through excessive stress. If you are feeling stressed out in your job or personal life, then you must realize that this is not doing any favors for your skin, and if left unchecked you could soon be waking up to excessive wrinkles and fine lines staring back at you in the mirror.
A good way to get rid of stress is to practice meditation or deep breathing exercises on a daily basis.
Washing your face too often
Be very careful about washing your face too often. This often leads to either very dry skin or very oily skin, and it will rob you of the natural purities of your face.
Washing your face twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening is more than enough, so make sure you don’t overdo it. Also, be very careful about using hot water when washing as this dries out the face. Instead, aim for a warm or cool wash that is not too hot or cold.
Eating too much junk food
If your daily diet consists of junk foods such as burgers, fries, pizza and southern fried chicken, then you should be aware that this will eventually affect your skin.
You might be able to get away with eating lot’s of junk food when you are 18, but as you start to get older your skin needs more vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, that can only be found in natural and organic foods.