Four mistakes that make you look older

Simple tips to younger skin

Stars Insider

22/10/18 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Healthy living

We are all getting older and there is nothing that we can do about that simple fact. To slow down the aging process of our delicate skin, we know to get enough sleep, use sunscreen and apply plenty of moisturisers. But there are more simple, yet effective things you can do to prevent your skin from aging. At least by avoiding these four mistakes:

Sleeping on your face
Gravity is the killer when it comes to sleeping on your face. All the fluids in your face drop down. We know how that looks like: a bloated face with swollen eyes. In the long term, it reduces the amount of collagen in the skin, which makes the skin less elastic.

Not washing your face
Although you may not always be keen on washing your face, it is very important to do so before you go to sleep each and every evening. If you don't remove all the dirt, sweat and make-up from your face, your pores get blocked and you run the risk of digging out those dreaded blackheads.

Using too many skin products
Using too many different skin products without knowing how they react to one another, can damage the skin. Mixing products can lead to dry and irritated skin. For example, products that contain retinol are used to prevent wrinkles, and when mixed with products with benzoyl peroxide to fight acne, it can make your skin dry and increase skin irritation. Before you know, small wrinkles will show up.

Not drinking enough water
Water is sacred for the skin. Hydration keeps the skin firm and elastic. Short term dehydration results in a hollow-eyed face with wrinkled skin around the eyes. Long-term dehydration can lead to permanent loss of elasticity of the skin.

So, don't sleep on your face, mix too many products, but drink plenty of water and wash your face at night and you too can stay forever young! 


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