Surprising Ways You Are Aging Your Skin
Using Straws
Drinking from a straw causes you to purse your lips repeatedly, causing the muscles in your lips to contract, causing the collagen to break down and lead to creases, fine lines, and wrinkles in the future. This may not be a problem if you use straws sparingly, but using straws daily could have lasting effects.
Ignoring Hands And Neck
The hands and neck can give away your true age because people tend to ignore these areas when it comes to skincare. The neck can be where you first notice sagging and pigmentation, while the backs of the hands are susceptible to age spots and wrinkles, so proper care is necessary to avoid premature aging.
Rubbing Your Eyes
Dermatologist Dr. Tanya Nino explains that “Constantly rubbing your eyes can affect the lines around the eyes,” aging your skin. The key to quit rubbing your eyes is to find out what’s irritating them, and getting a diagnosis to help you treat the issue before your eye-rubbing causes long-term damage.
Sleeping In Makeup
Not removing your makeup before you go to sleep “leads to a breakdown of the skin barrier and prematurely ages your face,” says dermatologist Dr. Annie Chiu. Washing your face before you go to sleep won’t just make you feel better, it will also keep your skin looking young and vibrant.
Using Too Many Products
Believe it or not, using too many products at once can lead to dry, irritated, and dull skin; using products in the wrong combination may also cause skin issues. It can be tempting to always try the newest lotion, serum, or cleanser, but using fewer products that are targeted to your specific skin concerns will get you optimal results.