6 Skin Sins That Leave You Looking Dull, Wrinkly and Old

October 23, 2014

In the quest for beautiful skin, we tend to rely solely on products to do all the hard labor, while continuing with bad habits that do lot of harm. Today we're looking at some of the bad habits, and some ways in which we can replace them with good ones.

1. Too Much of the Good Stuff
What feels good on the lips, tend to show up negatively on the skin (and the hips!) and that includes salt, sugar, caffeine, smoking and alcohol, which dehydrates your skin and causes inflammation. Cut down on these vices and replace them with water to help prevent wrinkles and dullness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation:

Aromaceane Detox

Detox Bath Soak


2. Too Much Product

While thorough cleansing, toning, moisturizing, scrub and weekly masks are important, you should avoid using too much product. Go for creamy or oil-based cleansers at night if you have dry skin, and in the morning, simply rinse your skin with water to avoid losing your skin's own moisturizing oils.

 

We Recommend:

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil

Dior Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil

Decleor Aroma White C+ Brightening Cleansing Oil

3. Too Rough a Scrub

Exfoliation shouldn't hurt, so throw away peels or scrubs that leave your skin feeling blotchy or red. Gritty scrubs can cause inflammation and clogged pores, which will lead to wrinkles and age spots. 

We recommend:

Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator

Guerlain Secret De Purete Gentle Polishing Exfoliator

 

 


4. Too Much Touching

Avoid over-washing, over-treating and over-touching when you have acne or blemishes. A salicylic acid cleanser with plenty moisturizing ingredients, followed by 2.5 percent benzyl peroxide treatment should do the trick.

We recommend:

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Mask

Juice Beauty Blemish Be Gone


5. Too Little Sleep

If you don't get enough sleep, your skill will show it, by becoming dull and developing more obvious fine lines, especially around the eyes. Be sure that you get enough sleep by avoiding bright screens before bed.

Also, get a new pillowcase in Egyptian cotton, silk or satin, because rough pillowcases actually collect dead skin cells, oil, bacteria and excess product, all of which is absorbed back into your pores.

 

We recommend:

Paul Scerri Relaxing Bath Oil

Lavender & Chamomile Scented Candle


6. Too Little Sunscreen

Always use sunscreen, even when you're not in the sun and during winter. However, be sure to add it to your entire face, instead of only on the prone areas.

We recommend:

Clarins Sunscreen Stick

 

Skin Medica Environmental Defense Sunscreen


Bonus Tip: Invest in facial wipes to use before you go to bed or after you leave spinning class. During those lazy moments, these handy wipes will remove makeup, dirt and the bacteria that cause wrinkles, dullness and breakouts over time.

 





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