The Bad Skincare Habits You Need To Break Immediately

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Skincare habits can be the reason why you do or do not see results with your routine. No one is perfect and sometimes skincare can get confusing, but there are some things you should never make a habit of.

After lots of research, we’re breaking down some of the worst skincare habits you could have. If you’re guilty of any of these, it just takes a few small tweaks to your routine to get your skin back on the right path.

Not Moisturizing Right Away

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One of the most luxurious parts of your skincare routine is applying your Repair & Release Cream. The smooth texture of it as it glides on your face is just about as good as it gets! What may be shocking is that when and how you apply your cream is going to make all the difference in the results you see.

To get the most benefit from your moisturizer, it’s important that it is applied while your face is still damp after washing with your Lavender Oil Cleanser. This is the time when pores are open and most likely to benefit from all the peptides in your Repair & Release Cream. If you are waiting even 30 minutes before applying your moisturizer, it could explain why you haven’t been seeing the results you desire.

Not Protecting Your Skin

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Our skin is exposed to more elements a day than any other organ in our bodies. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you do what you can to protect it. One of the most damaging things your skin can be exposed to are UV rays and sun protection should be top of mind no matter what time of year it is.

In summer months, we recommend using a 50 SPF protection to make sure your skin is safe and sound when the sun is at its strongest. You’ll also want to opt for a hat as often as possible to protect the delicate skin on your face. As you transition sun protection into fall and winter, you can opt for a lower 30 SPF, but make sure you’re still diligent about re-applying it. Sunscreen is great at protecting your skin from harmful free radicals that cause aging, but if you only apply it in the mornings, it won’t be much help.

Not Washing Your Makeup Off

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Nothing will cause more damage to your skin than going to sleep without removing your makeup. Makeup is made of oils and sometimes even chemicals, which will seep into your pores if left on overnight. Not only can it cause skin infections, breakouts, and sensitivity, but it will make wrinkles even worse!

The best way to keep your skin face is to wash your face thoroughly with your Lavender Oil Cleanser before bed. To get your face clean, you used to have to use a toxic makeup remover followed by a traditional cleanser which is extra drying. Now, you can replace both steps by simply using your Lavender Oil Cleanser which melts off makeup and helps hydrate your skin so it glows! It also digs deep to make sure your pores are free and clear of any bacteria, dirt or leftover makeup.

Jennifer Aniston Has The Easiest Skincare Tips Ever!

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We fell madly in love with Jennifer Aniston back when she was a fresh face on a new T.V. show called Friends. Now over 15 years later, we’re still smitten with her in just about every role she’s played since then.

One thing we can’t help but be envious of is the fact that Jennifer Aniston hasn’t seemed to age a day since we first laid eyes on her, and believe it or not, her routine is super easy to follow and shockingly down to earth!

She’s An Advocate For Self-Care

jennifer aniston, jennifer aniston skincare, celebrity skincare routine, celebrity skincareAlthough self-care may be in the spotlight recently, Jennifer has been practicing it since long before it was an Instagram trend. Whether it’s taking a few minutes to enjoy the sunset every day or taking 10 minutes undisturbed to go through her skincare routine, Jen knows that a little bit of self-love goes a long way for results.

Take a page out of Jennifer’s book and schedule yourself 10 minutes of self-care time. Instead of rushing through your skincare routine, take a moment to enjoy cleansing, to gently nourish your skin with an anti-aging moisturizer, or to enjoy a DIY facemask you’ve been waiting to try.

She Takes Moisturizing Very Seriously

jennifer aniston, jennifer aniston skincare, celebrity skincare, celebrity anti-aging, celebrity skincare routineFrom head to toe, Jennifer Aniston pays extra attention to her moisturizing routine and praises it as one of the reasons she’s stayed looking so youthful. Jen is an ambassador for Aveeno and loves it for her body. For her face, Jennifer loves any face cream that contains peptides, as she knows it’s the most effective for reversing wrinkles and lines.

Using your Repair and Release Cream twice a day should yield similar results because it’s packed with similar peptides to Jennifer’s routine without the hefty celebrity price tag. While celebrity facials or creams that produce collagen and elastin can run upwards of $300, a peptide-rich moisturizer will produce the same results when used consistently.

Workouts Are Her Skin’s Best Friend

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Exercise has tons of benefits for your body and your skin. Getting blood flowing will help deliver nutrients to your skin to help it glow from the inside out. Just make sure you’re not forgetting your cleansing routine after a workout, otherwise, that amazing sweat session will just lead to clogged pores and breakouts.

Here’s How To Give Your Tired Summer Skin A Boost!

With humid temperatures, the drying sun, and the air conditioner blasting, it’s totally natural for your skin to take a beating over the summer months. This can be one of the hardest times of the year for your skin but with a little extra love at the end of the season, you can undo a lot of the damage from home.

Banishing dark spots, hydrating dried-out skin, and brightening dullness have never been easier! Now that it’s finally September, this is the best time to give your face an end of summer boost that will change your skin!

Exfoliate

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Exfoliating doesn’t just get rid of buildup on the surface of your skin, it helps circulate blood and allow oxygen to reach your skin cells. This will help the skin look brighter and feel softer. Plus it will allow for the active peptides in your Repair & Release Cream to penetrate deep into wrinkles and lines to banish them for good!

Hydrate!

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Dry skin will make your wrinkles look deeper and your skin look dull, both of which will age your face beyond your years. Instead, turning to a moisturizer with shea butter, argan oil, and cocoa butter will take years off the look of your wrinkles and delivery maximum hydration to bring your skin back to life after a long, hard summer.

Be Consistent

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Studies have shown that using your routine in a consistent way can help reduce wrinkles by up to 60% more! Applying your cleanser properly, or using your Repair & Release Cream morning and night are some of the easiest ways to maximize results. If you think your skin can thrive without a great anti-aging routine, think again!

You Probably Didn’t Realize These Everyday Things Are Aging You

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We have so much to worry about every single day that it’s easy to forget about some of our “harmless” bad habits. No one is perfect, and we’re not asking you to be, but these easy and avoidable things are likely the cause of your skin woes.

We’re finally ready to pull the curtain back and share with you the worst everyday habits that you never even knew were aging your skin.

Inflammatory Foods

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Ingredients like the ones we’ve listed above have been shown to break down collagen and elastin which will have your skin stressed out and wrinkling worse than ever before. To help reverse the negative effects, including lots of fish oils, omega 3’s and veggies. These will help rebuild the lost collagen in the skin as well as fight free radicals to keep further damage at bay.

Happy Hour

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For starters, if you’re drinking then you need to make sure you pay extra attention to nourishing your skin both before and after your evening of cocktails. Using a hydrating moisturizer and a creamy oil cleanser will help rebalance the natural oils in your skin and refine the look of wrinkles up to 50%. Also, eat a healthy meal before heading our for drinks and drink water between cocktails to keep away dehydration!

Air Pollution

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Protecting your skin from pollution is super important and one of the easiest ways to do that is cleansing your face thoroughly with an oil cleanser that digs deep into pores. Once a day isn’t enough to fight off the effects of smog so make sure you’re using your oil cleanser both morning and night just to not just clean pores but create a barrier to defend your skin.

3 Skincare Tips You Can’t Afford To Skip After A Workout

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Keeping fit is important for the health of your body and the health of your skin. Breaking a sweat can have a ton of benefits but if you’re doing these common things after a workout, chances are you’re compromising your skin in a big way.

You don’t have to compromise your workouts or your skincare to get the results you want. Here are a few tips to remember post-workout to keep your skin looking wrinkle free!

Be Gentle With Your Skin

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You want to touch your skin as gently as possible after a workout and avoid anything drastic like exfoliation. Feeling sweaty can have you thinking you need a harsh exfoliant but using an oil-based cleanser that digs deep into pores will remove any dirt and sweat left over from your workout and leave skin soft to the touch.

You’re Touching Your Face Before Washing Your Hands

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By touching your face before washing your hands, you’re transferring all that disgusting bacteria directly to your face and it is bound to cause breakouts and skin infections. Make sure before you start your post-workout skincare routine, or touch anything for that matter, that you wash your hands with soap and water directly after your workout is done.

Don’t Skip Moisturizer!

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Most people skip moisturizer after the gym because they’re worried it will clog pores but experts agree this is actually the most ideal time to apply peptides and nutrients to your skin. With all the toxins removed from your sweat session, the powerful ingredients have time to get to work to repair wrinkles and damage and prevent more signs of aging on your face.

These Two Reasons Could Be Why Your Not Seeing Results With Your Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

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It’s sometimes scary to look back on how many products you’ve purchased and tried out in your pursuit of youthful skin. Over the years, most women have accumulated thousands of dollars of products but it’s so rare to find something that actually works.

While your intentions may be good, sometimes the results you’re looking for are from the results you end up seeing. There are two major reasons why you might not be seeing a reduction in wrinkles, sagging and dark spots so we’re here to make sure you know how to optimize your routine to get the skin you’ve always dreamed of.

You’re Only Using One Product To Solve Many Problems

vanityBack in the olden days, they used to called this the snake oil salesman, the man who promised to cure all your ailments with only one product. Flash forward to present day and most of the drugstore brands you know are no different. They promise one cream or serum will fix every problem when the reality is, you need more than just one thing to see results.

A routine with multiple products is the only way short of cosmetic surgery to achieve multiple results. Want to fix your sagging eyelids? Your moisturizer won’t be able to do it alone. That’s why we often preach of a comprehensive routine for your skin that includes proper cleansing, a moisturizer with anti-aging peptides and ingredients, and a specialized product for the eye area which has a unique composition of skin. Only by addressing your multiple concerns with multiple products will you begin to see results.

You’re Not Consistent About Your Skincare

schedule, skincareSkincare can’t provide results if it’s a once in a while thing. What will make the difference no matter what products you’re using is making sure you’re using them in a regimented, regular way.

Your skin, like anything else, learns to adjust to a routine. When skin only gets cleansed and nourished sometimes, the damage you undo with your routine has time to not only come back but get worse.

If you’re using the right products and the right amount of products, then the only thing missing is the consistency. Make sure you’re using your products both morning and night and try without fail to make sure you’re using them without a day off here and there. The more your skin adjusts to the products and their powerful ingredient, the better your skin will look and feel years younger!

I kept these two routine ideas in mind when I created South Beach Skin Lab products. Considering each product focuses on different areas of the skin and aging symptoms, all you have to do is apply morning and night consistently for a healthier more radiant look.

 

Julianne Moore Uses These 3 Rules To Keep Her Skin Looking Flawless Into Her 50’s

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This redheaded star has been named one of Hollywood’s most beautiful time and time again but what we can’t understand is how Julianne Moore doesn’t seem to age a single day! At 57 years old, this award-winning actress credits a few secrets to her eternal youth and they are so simple that you’ll be wondering why you didn’t start sooner!

She Stays Out Of The Sun

celebrity skin care, julianne moore, anti agingAs a redhead, this is a big one for Julianne. You can almost call her red hair and pale skin her iconic look but she swears by keeping UV rays at bay and slathering on SPF. Moore has joked in interviews that she prefers to walk around on the shady side of the street and even goes as far to avoid sitting on patios or outside seating at cafes to avoid baking in the sun.

Any skin care junkie knows that avoiding sun exposure has dramatic results on how quickly your skin produces wrinkles and helps keep your face clear of free radicals. Staying out of the sun is also the only way to prevent dark spots and pigmentation issues which judging by her flawless face, Julianne doesn’t worry about anymore.

She Never Messed With Her Face

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“With few exceptions, people always look like they’ve had [plastic] surgery. They don’t look any younger,” says Moore. “Age is about lifespan, about the journey we take.” We couldn’t agree more.

She Never Skips Her Skincare Routine

julianne moore, celebrity skincare, anti agingThere are only two nightly routines that Julianne claims she’s religious about… wearing her retainer and her skincare routine. These good habits seem to be doing her wonders because even as she approaches 60, her skin looks as dewy and youthful as a 20-year-olds!

When interviewed about what routines she’s regimented with, Moore says “It’s so boring to say, ‘I always wash my face,’ but I do. But some people don’t. I put on some eye cream, a nice anti-aging moisturizer, and put my retainer in and go to bed. “. It’s easy to see that staying consistent to her routine has paid off big time for this gorgeous star!

 

The Many Ways Coconut Oil Can Be Added To Your Beauty Routine

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