Skincare can be tricky and sometimes what you think is doing good for your skin can actually be doing some serious harm to the way your skin functions. Protecting skin and fighting signs of aging shouldn’t be a struggle but if you are making these mistakes, it could be.
Experts agree these three things are aging you must faster and all it takes to reverse the damage are a few small differences in your skincare routine. Here’s what you need to know…
Using Makeup Wipes
So many brands have released their version of a makeup wipe in recent years and popularity of them soared. It has estheticians and skin professionals in a frenzy because they are one of the most damaging products you can put on your face. They may seem like a convenient option for getting rid of your makeup at the end of the day, but they are hurting your skin more than you realize.
Makeup removal cloths are terrible for the health of the planet, but they can be devastating for your skin. Most cleansing wipes contain detergent-like chemicals and harsh alcohols that disrupt your skin and strip away the natural oils and pH balance of the skin. Instead of using dangerous and wasteful makeup removal cloths, opt for an oil-based cleanser that can remove makeup and clean your face without causing dryness, redness, or irritation. You will also be getting more cleaning power with much safer ingredients!
Not Wearing Sunscreen
No matter how many times we talk about sun protection, it will continue to be one of the best tools you have to avoid wrinkles, dark spots, and sun damage. UV rays are more powerful than ever and even a few hours outside without sunscreen over the age of 40 can result in sunspots and sun damage. Wearing sunscreen every single time you go outside is the best way to avoid damage and if you’ve already got damage, there are some easy ways to reverse it.
One of the only proven ingredients that can reduce damage from the sun and harmful UV rays is Vitamin C. Found naturally in citrus plants, vitamin C can work to even out your skin tone and dull any darker imperfections that appear on your face from the sun. There are different kinds of vitamin C that can help so instead of opting for just one, find a product like our Dark Spot Corrector that contains five of the strongest forms of vitamin C to banish dark spots quickly!
If you’re wondering what will help you get flawless, youthful skin, consistency in your routine is the best advice we can give you. Skin is made of tons of cells that thrive on consistency and when you interrupt your normal skincare routine, it can leave your face wondering where its nutrients have gone. Great results come from using the right products every day and if you’re skipping your moisturizer because the weather has gotten warmer and more humid, it could backfire in the results you see for your skin.
If you skip moisturizing your face, you aren’t just missing out on hydration but on the many powerful antioxidants and peptides that it delivers to your skin every day. Without these peptides, your skin can go back to its normal aging routine which resulted in wrinkles, lines, and sagging in the first place. Skipping your moisturizer won’t just hurt your skin, it can actually reverse some of the good results you’ve seen thus far!