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.
You are what you eat and as your largest organ, your skin can tell what’s going into your body and reacts accordingly. If you’re feeding your body lots of vegetable oils, margarine, red meats or processed bread and sugars, you’re not doing your skin or anti-aging routine any favors.
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.
When you drink alcohol, there are tons of effects it has on the body, both good and bad. While many people experience dehydration as a result of drinking, your skin can get dehydrated too making wrinkles, lines, and breakouts much worse than they should be. We’re not suggesting you give up alcoholic drinks, but a few small gestures to your skin can go a long way.
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 quality in big cities can be poor, but even if you’re out in the country it doesn’t mean you aren’t under the effects of pollution interacting with your skin. In recent years, research has shown that smog and other pollution can infest your skin with more free radicals than any amount of sun exposure and as we know, free radicals = deep wrinkles.
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.