A good skin care routine is essential for healthy skin, but what you probably don’t realize is that you may have other habits that are damaging your skin and causing it to age prematurely.
- Sleeping with makeup on
It’s very tempting to go straight to bed without cleaning up, but don’t make this a habit. Falling asleep with your makeup on clogs your pores and may lead to acne and breakouts. It also increases your exposure to free radicals, leading to collagen breakdown and skin that ages faster.
Tip: As soon as you get home, make it a habit to gently remove makeup with makeup removers like Céleteque Dermoscience™ Hydration Make-up Remover Cleansing Facial Wipes or Celeteque Dermoscience Advanced Anti-Aging Cleansing Oil. Avoid tugging or rubbing too hard, as this damages elasticity of the skin.
- Taking long, hot showers
A hot shower is definitely relaxing, but what it actually does is strip away the outermost layer of your epidermis, causing dry and scaly skin and may lead to early wrinkles. Keep the hot showers to a minimum and step out when your skin starts to turn red or itch.
Smoking is bad for your health and it doesn’t do favors for your skin either. The toxins and carcinogens you breathe in with each cigarette damages, not just your lungs, but also your skin. To make things worse, the repeated puckering motion you make with your mouth forms deep wrinkles around your mouth and lips.
- Chewing gum
Chewing gum forces the mouth to form different shapes. Habitual chewers may notice a downward turn in the corners of the mouth, and also a more pronounced muscle at the bottom of the jawline. Switch to mints or breath strips to help you give up the habit.
- Chronic stress
Constant stress can have a number of negative health impacts, including premature skin aging. Stress causes your body to produce the hormone cortisol, which is responsible for weight gain, high blood pressure, and collagen breakdown. This makes it harder for the skin to repair itself from damage and form collagen and elastin that keeps skin firm and healthy. Take regular breaks and practice healthy stress management techniques like meditation and mindful breathing.
- Not using sun protection
A lot of skin problems are caused by the sun’s harmful rays, so the best way to protect your skin is to apply sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15 every day before going out. This not only prevents skin darkening and formulation of sun spots, but also helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
- Not making the most of your nighttime routine
Even a no-fuss skin care routine needs a good night cream to keep wrinkles and other skin problems at bay. Make Céleteque® DermoScience™ Advanced Anti-aging Rejuvenating Night Cream a part of your nightly skin ritual. The Rejuvenating Night Cream is proven to significantly reduce fine lines and smoothen skin within 4 weeks regular use. Make it part of your nightly ritual so you see less lines each night.
These mistakes are common, but they can definitely be corrected. Follow a good skin care regimen and maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep signs of skin aging at bay.