Wrinkle Busting Habits For Everyday Skin Care
29 Jul 2016
Wrinkle busting for beginners
When looking to master the art of keeping age at bay wrinkle busting if you will! Here are a few important everyday habits which need to be included in your routine. We may not be able to control external influences on our skin, but we sure you can our best to protect our skin and body from the damage it can do.
Wrinkle busting through a few easy steps:
1. Kick Pollution To The Kerb
Pollution works by decreasing the oxygen and collagen production in your skin and leaves the skin looking dull, sallow and grey in colour. Not only does it destroy with your skin’s elasticity, but it can leave the skin looking blotchy and cause breakouts.
Protect your skin by using a cosmeceutical grade SPF, wash your face every night before bed, exfoliate twice a week, and moisturise. Where possible try to incorporate a Retinol cream to stimulate and reactivate collagen production.
2. Careless Skin Routine
Too much of a good thing can be bad, yes, even for your skin. Excessive cleansing can dry out your skin cells, leaving your complexion dull and sensitised, often highlighting any damaged areas. Ensure that you always replace the vital lipid (oil) layer on the skin after washing by using a good quality moisturiser.
3. Stretching Is For The Body Not The Skin
This habit many of us are oblivious too, we stretch the skin when applying moisturisers, foundations and even our makeup but it’s one of the most important ones to ditch when learning how to prevent wrinkles. It’s no different than a repetitive stress injury, the more you contort your skin to get your makeup just right, the more wrinkles you’ll end up with as a result.
4. Don’t Compromise On Sleep
Whilst you’re snoozing at night your skin goes through its renewal process the skin’s metabolism kicks in and repairs any damage done during the day. The less sleep you get, the less time your skin and the beauty products to work on repairing and maintaining the skin’s youthful appearance.
5. Not drinking enough water
As we age, our skin gets thinner and drier, making it more necessary than ever to drink enough water to keep it hydrated. Try your best to drink an average of six to eight glasses of water daily.
6. Wrinkle Causing Habits
Simple habits such as wearing sunglasses when out and about, means less squinting. An important tip as repetitive squinting causes fine lines around your eyes. Drinking straight from the bottle or through a straw has the same impact on your mouth. Your facial muscles become overworked and form wrinkles called “smoker’s lines.” Opt rather, to pour your drinks into a glass.
7. Sleeping With Your Makeup On
Okay, we’re all guilty of this from time to time, when makeup is combined with the environmental pollutants that are sitting on your skin it starts to seep into your pores and break down your skin’s elasticity.
Always wash and moisturise your face before bed.
These are small ways in which can make a long-term difference on the skin, invest a little time and in taking care of your skin and the rewards will be worth it.