Are you making any of the common, anti aging skin care mistakes?
Well a lot of people do every day, without even realizing it. And by doing too much of some things, and not doing enough of others, they are denying themselves healthy, younger looking skin. But these mistakes are easy enough to remedy or avoid. You just need to know a few of the anti aging skin care basics. Here are a few of the mistakes people make most often.
Too Much Exposure to Direct Sunlight
We all love a bright, sunny day. In fact, it has been proven that sunlight can help make you feel better, both emotionally and physically. However, too much exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can damage yours skin. And this damage is largely responsible for many of the visible signs of aging, like fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, age spots, and dark circles under your eyes. To cut down on this damage, you should limit your exposure to direct sunlight. When you’re outside, try to stay in shaded areas. And wear a hat to protect your face.
Not Wearing Sunblock
You would be surprised by how many people don’t think they need sunblock for one reason or another. But the truth is that the sun can cause skin damage to anyone, so everyone needs sun protection. So it’s important to wear a sunblock with an SPF of at least 15 whenever you go outside. And don’t skip the sunblock on rainy, overcast days. UV rays can still penetrate the clouds hanging overhead and do damage to your skin. In fact, the only time you don’t need sunblock is after the sun has gone down.
Not Moisturizing Enough
No matter how old you are, whether you are male or female, or what your skin type, you will benefit from using some kind of moisturizer. Why? Because dry skin is more prone to the visible signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. Dry skin is also more easily damaged. So it’s important that you find out what your skin type is, and how much you should moisturize daily to keep it hydrated and healthy. If you have oily skin, and find most moisturizers make your skin more oily or shiny, choose a light moisturizer that doesn’t contain any oil.
Not Drinking Enough Water
Every organ in your body needs water to thrive. And your skin is one big organ. Drinking plenty of water every day will help keep your skin hydrated.
Using Bargain Anti-aging Skin Cream
We all love a good bargain. But, as they say, you get what you pay for. And that can be especially true when it comes to skin care products. Choosing an inexpensive, over the counter anti-aging skin cream might save you money. But these bargain products often don’t contain the ingredients that help to prevent and reverse the visible signs of aging, stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, or repair skin damage. So, when choosing an anti-aging skin cream, it’s better to choose quality over price.
Avoiding these common anti aging skin care mistakes isn’t difficult. And once you know what to do, and what not to do, you will be well on your way to having healthier, younger looking skin.