NOT WEARING SPF EVERYDAY
SPF is essential every day, even in the winter months. The suns aging rays can penetrate clouds leaving your skin vulnerable to its exposure. Sun damage can cause premature aging, sun spots and can lead to skin cancer. You should wear a minimum of SPF 30 every day as single product not a combined in makeup.
NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP
Getting a good eight hours sleep is also good for your skin, when we don’t get enough rest our skin and look pale, dull and often leave dark circles under our eyes. Not get enough sleep affects skin hydration, collagen growth and skin texture.
Exfoliating is important to get rid of dead skin cells which gives us a brighter complexion. Unfortunately, over exfoliating can cause damage to your skin barrier by causing tiny tears. If using a physical exfoliator, you should use it only 2 -3 times per week and be very gentle in its application. Chemical exfoliators are a good alternative and are gentler to your skin.
NOT CHANGING YOUR PILLOW CASES
You should be changing your pillowcases every 3-4 days to prevent bacteria from multiplying, certain bacteria can lead to acne. Top tip invest in silk pillow cases which are softer on the skin and can help to reduce wrinkles.
NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER
Water is the best and cheapest beauty product you can buy for your skin. You should be drinking at least 2-3 litres of water a day. Hydrated skin makes it look bright and plump without the use of hyaluronic acids.
DONT FORGET YOUR NECK!
Your neck needs attention too. The neck is often forgotten and is one of places on our body that shows signs of ageing the most. When using moisturiser and SPF don’t just stop at the jaw line bring down to the neck as well.
SLEEPING IN YOUR MAKE UP
Leaving your make up on when you go to bed is one of the worst things you can do for your skin and speeds up the signs of aging dramatically. Don’t forget your skin is the largest organ in the body and needs to breath. Try taking your make up off after your evening meal so you’re not so tempted to just jump into bed at the end of a long day.
NOT CLEANING YOUR PHONE
Most phones are a haven for bacteria and when we answer a call we put the phone to our face and transfer the bacteria onto it. Clean your phone regularly with anti-bacterial wipes.