1) Using scrubs too frequently
2) Washing your face with shower gel
3) Going out without sunscreen
Very often, wrinkles appear faster because of prolonged and repeated sun exposure over the years. If you don’t wear sunscreen on your skin -face and body -you risk accelerating skin ageing.
Protect your skin from the sun during summer, when its rays are strongest, either by avoiding it or by covering up. Apply sunscreen both in winter and in summer, and go for one that is suitable for your skin type. The paler you are, the higher your skin protection factor (SPF) should be.
4) Keeping your cosmetics for several years
Skin cosmetics and makeup have expiration dates. Once they have been opened, aqueous products (moisturisers, mascara, liquid foundation, sunscreen, etc.), don’t keep for more than six to nine months. More solid products (lipstick, etc.) don’t keep for more than a year, and perfume, nail varnish and powders last no longer than three years.
After such a time, they can become real nests for bacteria, they lose their efficacy and tend to dry out. Don’t use them past the expiry date marked on the packaging, usually represented by a little symbol that shows how long a product will last once it has been opened (e.g., 24M =24 months once opened).
5) Not hydrating enough
6) Not taking off your makeup
Sometimes, do you find you are just too tired and you go to sleep with your makeup on? Big mistake! The skin on your face is the part of you most exposed to aggressive substances during the day (makeup, pollution, etc.). If you don’t take off your makeup, these pollutants impregnate your skin during your sleep.
What’s more, if you apply your day cream or night cream on top of a layer of foundation, their active ingredients will not be able to penetrate the skin.
Morning and night, clean the skin on your face with some cotton wool soaked in makeup remover before applying your day or night cream.
7) Not washing your makeup brushes
Makeup brushes accumulate bacteria over time and contribute to skin impurities.
Clean your makeup brushes once a month with shampoo and rinse them with lukewarm water. Dry them upside down on top of some paper towels.
8) A lack of sleep
A lack of sleep can show on your face! When you don’t get enough sleep, your skin appears dull and the bags under your eyes are more visible than usual. Sleep 7 to 8 hours a night, in a room with no light sources.