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How your routine could be aging your skin

by timetospa February 12, 2013
How your routine could be aging your skin

Taking good care of your skin is a must, especially if you want to look fabulous and nearly flawless in your golden years. Health magazine recently broke down the top ways ladies might be aging their skin without even noticing, and offers tips for repairing or stopping certain habits now. 

Skipping sun protection
Forgoing sunscreen now and again is not a big deal, but if you don't use a face cream that contains some SPF on regular basis, your skin is paying the price. 

"The sun is the primary cause of skin aging," Dr. Neil Sadick, a New York City-based dermatologist told the publication. "Skin-damaging UV rays can penetrate through glass, so you need to apply sun protection even indoors."

The latter advice may be news to you, so finding a daily face cream that boasts UVA and UVB protection may be the best option in keeping your complexion wrinkle free. If you're not into wearing creams, you might enjoy getting SPF protection from your beauty products instead. 

Using the Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 30 Brush Sunscreen may be the way to go since this powder-based sunscreen protects your skin, helping to even out your complexion.

Treating blemishes only when they pop up
Pimples are unpleasant, but for most women, the issue only pops up on rare occasions. Because of this, some might assume using spot treatments to clear up the lone blemish is the perfect option, but this just isn't the case. Dermatologist Carolyn Jacob believes using this technique can actually dry out the site, leaving it red and raw for longer than the pimple's life expectancy, according to the news source.

In order to avoid this problem, try finding a face cleanser that contains blemish-fighting components. This way you'll always be protected. 

Being too picky about new products
In today's fast-paced society, it can be easy for people to get antsy with certain products if they aren't working up to par right out of the gates. It can be hard to wait patiently for wrinkles to disappear after using creams, but sticking it out for at least a month before checking for results is a must. 

Jacob reports one skin cycle takes 30 days, meaning new, fresher cells won't come to the surface for about a month, so waiting for the allotted time, if not longer, is the only true way to see if products are working.

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