If you’re like most women, skincare during your teenage years probably meant nothing more than getting your makeup just perfect to go out for a night with your friends and covering up any new blemishes that happened to pop up.
But, with each passing year, it becomes more and more important to care for your skin and keep it looking healthy, soft, and yes… young.
That’s why you need to know not only what to do on your journey to smooth, supple skin, but what not to do.
With that in mind, here are the four skincare mistakes you could be making right now that could leave you looking older.
#1 – Going to Bed with Your Makeup On
Every day, your skin collects dirt, oils, bacteria and even pollutants from the air around you that become caked on along with you makeup.
So, if you hop into bed at night, without washing it all away, it allows these toxins to continue seeping deep into your pores as you sleep, causing irritation, free radical damage and the buildup of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
Cleansing your face twice daily with a gentle formula, like Miracles & More Chamomile Face Wash, is the first step to healthy, vital skin and avoiding the visible signs of aging.
#2 – Not Exfoliating Enough
As your skin ages, exfoliating becomes more and more important due to the buildup of dead skin cells that leave your complexion dull and your skin dry and flaky.
Even if you have sensitive skin, exfoliating once a week with a high-end product that has an even texture can help reveal luminous skin with a youthful vitality.
The Miracles & More Mint Exfoliating Polish which delivers a mild, deep cleanse without drying along with green tea and seaweed for the ultimate in antioxidant defense and anti-aging power.
#3 – Ignoring Your Hands and Neck
Two of the first places you’ll start to see the passing of time is your hands and neck, with lines, sagging, and brown spots.
That’s why skincare experts will tell you that anything you do to care for your face should also be used on these parts of your body as well.
In fact, we always use that Mint Exfoliating Polish not only one the delicate skin of our face but also our hands, neck, and decollate.
And, be sure to follow with a rich moisturizer like our Soothe Hand/Foot Cuticle Protector for softer, smoother, more youthful hands and our Anti-Aging Moisturizer for a firmer, more lifted neck and jawline.
#4 – Not Moisturizing Your Arms and Legs
Every year, your skin loses the moisture it needs to look young, healthy, and soft. Instead, as dryness builds up, that flaky, crepey look we all dread becomes more common.
To keep your skin looking dewy soft, apply a rich moisturizer, like our Shea Body Butter, after every shower or bath and seal in long-lasting hydration.
Now that you know what not to do, let’s take a quick look at the skincare basics you should be following whether you’re a beginner or a skincare veteran.
First, make sure to cleanse morning and night.
Second, follow with a deep-penetrating serum to address your specific skincare needs, like our Firming Face and Eye Serum to lift and tighten sagging skin or our Moisture Rejuvenation Serum to plump and soften dry, thirsty skin cells.
And finally, apply a light moisturizer for day and a thicker, richer cream at night.
We recommend our Protective Jojoba Day Moisturizer in the AM and our Anti-Aging Moisturizer prior to bed.
With these tips, your skin will look restored, refreshed and glowing, no matter what your age.