Skincare Mistakes That Age Your Skin


Skincare Mistakes That Age Your Skin

It takes time to learn how to care for your skin properly. Most of us get the absolute basics when we’re in our teens from peers and older relatives, but that isn’t enough to assure healthy skin throughout your whole life. A lot of us realize this and keep teaching ourselves new tricks. That leads to doing things like seeking out blogs like this one and others that cater to audiences looking for beauty tips. It slowly builds up our knowledge until we’ve got a good idea on how to properly care for our skin. Beauty blogs frequently cover how to do things right, but don’t necessarily touch on how easy it is to get something wrong. Mistakes are very common in skincare and we need to acknowledge that. When we don’t acknowledge the potential for mistakes they last in our routines and cause damage. The damage, in turn, makes our skin age prematurely. With that in mind, we’re going to look at some of the most common skincare mistakes you can make that could be hurting your skin so you can correct them.

Turn Down the Heat
A lot of us enjoy relaxing in the bath or shower. Hot water surrounding us or rolling down our bodies is simply a good way to let go of stress. It improves blood flow to the body and the warm steam often makes us more inclined to be relaxed. Unfortunately, hot water isn’t actually all that good for your skin. This is especially true when it comes down to your face. The skin of your face is thinner than the rest of your skin and easier to damage. With this in mind, you need to remember the same principles you do when you go to rinse your face. Use lukewarm to slightly warm water when showering to help avoiding drying out your skin or otherwise damaging it. So try to give up a little bit of the heat so that you don’t put extra stress on your skin.

Treat Yourself Right
A common failing we all have is not eating right. We get away with this a lot when we’re younger. Almost everyone can remember that in their teens and 20s it seemed like they could just eat whatever they wanted and not worry about their health. There are always exceptions, but the truth is that doesn’t last forever. Eventually, you need to start eating right and exercising. Failing to do so will end up dulling your skin and weakening it. Your skin needs a balanced diet to ensure it is capable of repairing itself properly. You also need to ensure that you get enough sleep instead of staying up to all hours. Beauty sleep is a real thing as your body uses sleep as a time to repair the damage done to your body each day. Not treating yourself right deprives your body of the materials and time to keep your skin healthy and most of us are guilty of it at one point or another.

Don’t Forget Sunscreen
The biggest mistake people make that age their skin is simply forgetting to apply sunscreen. We’re raised to think of it as something we only apply when we’re going to be outside for a long time. It ends up being cultivated as an occasional aspect of skincare meant only to prevent sunburn. In truth, sunscreen is a daily commitment when it comes to using it properly to take good care of one’s skin. Exposure to UV rays constantly damages your skin if you’re not protecting it. Consequently, you need to apply a sunscreen offering at least SPF 30 broad spectrum protection to properly protect your skin. Don’t forget to apply it again regularly to keep it current either.

These are really simple ways that almost everyone messes up when it comes to skincare. It can happen because we get tired or simply because we forget to do something. These mistakes can build up if we’re not careful though. As a result, it is best to take a good look at your habits and see if you’re guilty of any of these. You can correct your habits now to keep your skin healthy. That certainly beats spending a lot of time to try to make up for the damage you did through neglect.

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  1. 3
    Lorrie Cutter

    I need to start eating right. I used to be very good about drinking water and I’ve slacked off and I’ve noticed a big difference in the texture and look of my skin.

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    gloria patterson

    Yes i know all of these 3 BUT it is following them that is hard. I am very aware of water temp because I have major dry skin at this time of the year. the rest I try :-=)

  3. 8
    Wendy Hatton

    I have gone from having very oily skin to increasingly dry skin now that I am a certain age. I’m having to rethink my regime entirely. It’s a challenge.

  4. 10
    Gabrielle

    All of this is so important. I know so many people who don’t think skin care is important and who never even wear sunscreen. I wear it religiously.

  5. 13
    Gayane

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  6. 19
    Janice Santillo

    My husband and daughter love to keep the house warm. Way too hot for me. Hopefully this year I can get them to turn down the heat

  7. 22
    Cheryl Moulton

    Excellent review, and as I have a more mature skin, with lots of ‘character’ lines, I need to be more vigilant in my beauty regime.

  8. 23
    Jeanne Coulombe

    What great tips and I always take hot bath’s for my rheumatoid arthritis but I never washed my face with the hot water, I also need to eat a little healthier myself I really could use Orogold for my face Thanks for a chance Great Giveaway!

  9. 26
    Peggie Hornberger

    I wish I would’ve stayed out of the sun more when I was young. I never realized how much damage the sun actually does to your skin.

  10. 31
    Carla W.

    Good Advice, I used to not wear sunscreen when I would be outside as I have an olive complexion and would get a beautiful tan. But i learned my lesson on that. ALWAYS wear it now.

  11. 35
    Jamie Johnson

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  12. 36
    Ava Micheo

    I really love taking the best care of my skin as possible. I have been intrigued by your products for over a year now and I would truly love to try them-ANY of them!

  13. 37
    Georgina Jacobs

    Great advice, I love taking care of my skin and you can really see a difference when you commit to a good skincare ritual. My favourite advice SPF – couldn’t rave on about this enough! thanks

  14. 39
    Rhonda

    One thing I tend to do is wash my face in water that is too hot. My skin was always so oily when I was younger. So, I would wash it and then over-dry it with the towel to get every last bit of oil off so that my makeup would last longer. Glad this article reminded me to use lukewarm water. I am older now and not as oily, so I don’t really don’t have to do something so extreme anymore.

  15. 40
    Geri Sandoval

    Great tips, I always put sunscreen in the summer but when it comes to the winter for some reason I forget. I know I need to take care of my skin and thanks for the tips.

  16. 52
    Nora Grahe

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  17. 58
    Angela Mason

    That is solid advice. Thank you for sharing. I also would like to take the time to thank you for the opportunity to win some much wanted Orogold. Have a wonderful week and have a wonderful Holiday Season everyone!

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    Susan P.

    These are all good common sense tips. Eating the correct nutrients, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep and using sunscreen are important for my skin.

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    Sharon Jackson

    Good points, I’m guilty of hot baths, my skin is quite dry, so I really should stop this. I don’y drink enough water either which would make a whole lot of difference to my skin.

  20. 68
    Eva Kiraly

    I’m 50 and regret that I didn’t treat my skin properly growing up but in saying that, I’m not that disheartened with how I look, I definitely do try to treat it well now though.

  21. 69
    Nichole McKee

    I must admit I’m quite guilty of doing these very things…it explains a lot, I just hope it’s not too late to slow the process now I’m in my 40′s

  22. 71
    ROSEMARY HARRIS

    Great reminders, well put forward. I use sunscreen daily, no matter what the season and reapply as directed. Hot water in the shower is my biggest skin sin.

  23. 73
    Mary Songer

    I didn’t know that hot water could be harmful to my skin, particularly my face. I’ve been using very hot water as part of my cleansing routine. Thanks for letting me know to change that habit.

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