You could be accelerating the ageing process and not even know about it!
There are little things that we do everyday that contribute to ageing too soon
Most of it we CAN prevent and take steps to make ageing less severe !
Here are some of the common habits we do every day…
1. Overdoing It.
-We tend to think that more is less and that we should wash our face as much as possible and apply as much product as possible.. It is very much the opposite.
We need to avoid washing our face too much, and let our skins natural oils do their job of protecting our skin, because no moisturiser can compare.
Limit washing your face to once a day. (end of the day) and splash it with water in the morning without product.
Use a cold cream, or (soap free) light lotion cleanser to keep your skin’s natural oils as in tact as possible.
2. Avoid hot water!
– Avoid washing your face in the shower if the water is hot, this can not only severely dry out your skin but also make your skin break out unexpectedly.
Drying out your skin results in lost lipids and ceramides leaving the under layers of your skin unprotected resulting in collagen and elastin breakdown.
The same goes for hot baths, the steam is enough to dry out your skin severely so keep it warm or keep it to 10 to 15 minutes tops! (Oh how I love my baths)
3. Don’t be so rough!
– avoid rubbing your face with a towel after showering, and being too rough with your cleanser (or any other product).
Pat your face dry gently with a towel and don’t pull it around.
Our skin is so precious and fragile, even if we can’t feel it being damaged or becoming inflamed, every pull and stretch that we do is stretching the elastin in our skin, making it more prone to sagging later on.
(This goes for sleeping on your face as well)
4. Don’t pull faces!
-yes, life is short and we should laugh as much as possible, but these expressions will take hold of our appearance before we know it, you can laugh as much as you want, but think about those lines before you make a habit of pulling funny faces.
5. Sun Care
– most people would know about this by now, and can’t be said enough that this will cause ageing so silently that no one believes the facts about sun damage until they see the results.
Spf 15 is acceptable, but it is always better to go higher! (Spf30+)
And remember to look for “broad spectrum” on the product or it is no good.
What are your tips and tricks to keeping yourself that little bit younger everyday?