Are you using all the right products, only to feel discouraged when you spot yet another wrinkle making itself known on your face?
While using the right kinds of products, formulated with clean, nutrient-rich ingredients is imperative for a youthful, happy complexion, there are some other factors that play a role in determining how youthful your skin is.
In this article, we wanted to share some of the more surprising ones, ones that you might not have realized were affecting your skin, so you can start taking charge and putting measures in place to protect your complexion against aging aggressors.
You’re indulging in too many sugary drinks!
We aren’t going to tell you you aren’t allowed to treat yourself, but those gourmet sodas from the treat shop or gas stations and the frappuccinos from your favorite coffee shop are brimming in sugar and/or dairy. And they’re not doing your skin any favors. Any soda, sugary lattes, or other popular coffee shop drinks are usually made with a tons of sugar, including those shaken iced teas!
While dairy can mess with your hormones and contribute to those huge pimples that like to hang out around the jawline, sugar can actually increase aging in your skin.
Sugar breaks down collagen, a structural protein essential for taut, plump, youthful skin. This is not to say you can never have a treat, but why not try a healthier alternative?
This mouthwatering recipe is a paleo take on a popular Starbucks drink, meaning it is dairy and sugar-free, but every bit as delicious!
You’re sleeping on the wrong pillowcase
If you’re sleeping on a pillowcase made from rough material that doesn’t allow your skin to soothe and glide as you shift positions in the night, then you may be putting your skin at risk.
We have all woken up with those sleep lines on our faces that seem to take the entire day to fade away. If this happens often, those lines may stick around.
Opting for a pure silk pillowcase is your best defense against aging during the nighttime hours.
You’re rinsing your skin with hot water
We all love a steamy shower, but when it comes to your face, you may want to turn the heat down.
Hot water strips the skin of all-natural oils (this includes your body) and puts your skin barrier at risk. When your skin barrier is impaired you open yourself up to all sorts of skincare woes, including an increased risk of aging, no thanks!
Be sure to rinse with only lukewarm water, in fact, finish with a cold shot of water if you can to help close and tighten your pores.
Of course, using the right products is incredibly important too. Our Hyaluronic Intensive Seru-Gel is a bestseller as it helps to increase collagen and elastin for more youthful, supple skin!