3 Biggest Skincare Mistakes That Make You Look Older

Women worried about fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging need to avoid these common mistakes that can add 5, 10, even 15 years to their appearance

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The signs of aging are most obvious on the face and neck, which is why women spend thousands of dollars a year on beauty and cosmetic treatments that help “reverse” the signs of aging. Most women don’t realize that genetics only plays a very small role in how the skin ages — daily routines and lifestyle factors play a bigger role in how wrinkles, lines and hyperpigmentation develop — which means many women can control how their skin looks as they get older.

Here are three of the biggest skincare mistakes that can add 5, 10, even 15 years to your appearance:

Mistake #1: Feeding Your Skin Toxins Every Day

Thousands of beauty products, including high-end brands, are loaded with chemicals that can wreak havoc on your skin and health over time. Some of the worst offenders include: parabens, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, hydroquinone and benzophenone (chemicals that are banned in Europe), fragrances, and PFAs and PEGs. These ingredients can cause cellular damage to the skin which can accelerate skin aging.

Many of these can also trigger hormone imbalances, thyroid problems and chronic health conditions.

Mistake #2: Over-Exfoliating Your Skin

Masks, scrubs, and cleansers can help to detoxify the skin but too much of a good thing can cause skin distress. Scrubbing away dead skin cells is important but too much exfoliation can leave your skin vulnerable to breakouts and skin damage.

A lot of women don’t realize how damaging this can be for the skin — especially if they are older and the skin regenerates at a slower rate. The result? Frail, thinning, and inflamed skin that doesn’t respond well to makeup or even to moisturizers.

Mistake #3: Using “Poser Organic” Skincare Products

There are now dozens of skincare brands out there labeling themselves as “organic” and “natural” but beware — few are as pure as they claim. Since there is very little regulation and restriction on using terms like “organic”, “wild-crafted” and “100% natural”, companies are getting away with using them in their marketing while selling products that may contain many artificial and even
toxic ingredients.

If a skincare product doesn’t say USDA Certified Organic on the label, there’s a good chance it contains synthetic additives that may be harmful, such as polyethylene glycol and certain dyes — not to mention chemical fertilizers and even pesticides. This is not good news for your skin — especially if you’re worried about the effects of aging.

But there is some good news. Women concerned about wrinkles, looseness,
and “old-looking” skin, can now move past the hype and turn to a truly natural and USDA Certified Organic 10-minute daily ritual to smooth and rejuvenate
their skin. 

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