Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Avoid Being Your SKIN'S Worst Enemy!
Ok, my last post was about being our own worst enemy when it comes to self-talk. This post is going to focus on how we can be our SKIN'S worst enemy! No matter how much we try to be perfect with our skin care, it's easy to make little mistakes that can lead to a flawed complexion. Most of us don't even realize what we are doing may be too little or even too much. Over time, these little skin sins add up, causing damage and leading to premature aging. So, how guilty are you? Even though I study, research, and am obsessed with skin care... I found that I even do some of these no-no's!
Let's start with the ones we ALL have been preached to about, and will probably say DUH to:
We already know and all can agree that smoking ages your skin prematurely. Smoking reduces circulation to your skin, making it chalky and dry instead of rosy and glowing. Depending on how much you smoke, you can add around ten years to the look of your skin. You skin becomes more prone to wrinkles earlier if you smoke. Also, it becomes weaker and much thinner. This is because of the free radicals in cigarette smoke that attack the collagen and elastic tissue in your skin. Smoking even makes the wrinkles around your mouth and eyes start earlier and deepen sooner. YUCK.... we don't want that!