1 – Squinting Your Eyes
Wearing outdated contacts and glasses will cause you to squint more, and in turn, lead to fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes. To avoid unnecessary aging, make sure you visit your eye doctor at least once a year.
2 – Waxing Too Often
Resist running to your waxer at the first sight of new hairs. Too much waxing can result in raw skin and increased bumps. Give your skin at least three weeks to regenerate, especially in sensitive areas.
3 – Not Remembering Your Lips
Three-to-five cellular layers of skin rest upon your lips, so it is important that your beauty regime includes them too. Frequently having dry, chapped lips causes them to age faster. Look for lipsticks and lip balm that contain petrolatum, dimethicone, and glycerine to help keep your smackers hydrated.
4 – Dirty Pillowcases
At night your skin gets a chance to rest and shed its dead cells. Those dead cells can build up over time on your pillowcase, leaving behind bacteria and toxins. In order to keep skin healthy, make sure you change your pillowcase at least once every two weeks.
5 – Exfoliating Too Often
Over-exfoliating your skin can strip it of its necessary oils it needs to maintain your natural glow. Exfoliate your skin just once a week to keep it healthy.
6 – Frowning
Constant movements of the muscles from facial expressions can lead to frown lines. To give your skin a rest, try avoiding scrunching and pouting of the face, which will cause permanent wrinkles and lines in your skin.
7 – Stress
Consider stress the heavyweight knockout when it comes to your skin. Not only can it cause blemishes, dullness, and rashes, but stress lines from facial movements will also ingrain in your skin over time. To avoid stress, take time to do something you enjoy like yoga, reading, or cooking.
8 – Overdoing the Sugar
When you consume too much sugar, it hurts the collagen nestled in your skin, leaving you with sag. Fight your sweet tooth with organic fruits like pineapple or mango.
9 – Not Enough Exercise
Exercise helps increase blood flow and gives your face a healthy glow. In addition, it also cleans the body of toxins, which are expelled during perspiration, and cleanses dead skin cells allowing new ones to grow. Without regular exercise you may see an increase in age spots.
10 – Too Much Air-conditioning
Instead of cranking up the cool air, turn your air conditioner down to give your skin extra moisture. If your cooling unit is always on full speed, you are stripping the air of humidity and moisture your skin needs.
11 – Secondhand Smoke
Even if you don’t smoke, being around smokers can cause skin to sag and can speed up the wrinkle process.
12 – Heavy Makeup
A few days a week skip makeup altogether and allow your skin to breathe. This will help prevent clogged pores and breakouts while avoiding premature aging.
13 – Tweezing Too Often
Over-tweezing brows can cause major damage to your skin. To begin, always wash tweezers with antibacterial soap. Then, prep skin by placing a hot towel over the area to open up your pores. After your tweezing session, soothe your skin with aloe lotion to avoid ingrown hairs.