Five Things That Are Making Your Skin Look Older

Posted February 5, 2016

When a new anti-aging product comes on the market, New Yorkers are often the first in line, eager to turn back the hands of time with the latest pill or potion. However, many of us are inadvertently making ourselves look older while on our quest for the fountain of youth, whether we’re not taking proper care of our bodies or simply using the wrong products when we get ready to go out. If you aren’t loving the look you see in the mirror, check out these five things you might be doing to age yourself.

Using the wrong makeup: Whether it’s too dark, too light, or simply the wrong formula, the wrong makeup can add years to your face. If you’re dealing with dryness, choose a liquid foundation — powdery formulas will sit on the skin’s surface, highlighting every line. With oilier skin, steer clear of heavy liquid and cream foundations, which can slide off the skin and into creases around the eyes, nose, and mouth, making them look more prominent.

Ignoring smile lines: Smile lines may be the sign of a life well lived, but they can also make even otherwise flawless skin look much older than its chronological age. While we’d certainly never want you to stop smiling, if you want to see a reduction in the deepness of your lines, you’ll need to add an anti-aging treatment to your routine, like the Nu Skin Galvanic Spa Facial, which uses gentle electrotherapy to help boost skin’s collagen production and fill in lines.

Getting too much sun: It’s been said that everyone looks better with a little bit of a tan, but sun exposure is also one of the leading causes of premature aging. While getting a little bit of sunlight on our skin is great for our Vitamin D levels, it’s important to moderate our exposure to the sun’s direct rays and use an SPF all over whether it’s sunny or not — you’ll stave off potentially permanent sun spots and reduce your skin cancer risk.

Not getting enough water: Plump, soft-looking skin is one of the most obvious signs of youth, and the easiest way to get it is to keep yourself hydrated. Most of us aren’t getting enough water on a daily basis, and the lack of H2O shows on our skin. To help keep your skin looking full and fresh, make sure you’re getting at least eight glasses of water a day. If you’re still coming up short, adding a topical hyaluronic acid to your skincare routine, like the Dorothy Mask available at Flawless Skin Solutions in Manhattan, can give your skin some much-needed fullness.

Not tackling enlarged pores: Visible pores are the bane of many a teenager’s existence, and for many of us, getting older doesn’t rid us of the issue entirely. As we age, our pores tend to become more noticeable, and when they’re clogged, they stand out even more. Washing, toning, and using non-comedogenic moisturizer are great ways to start minimizing your pores, and adding in a gentle treatment, like Flawless’ Oxygen Facial, will have them looking smaller by keeping them clear and helping reduce any existing inflammation.

You don’t need to take drastic measures to get younger looking skin — just a few changes to your routine can help you get the smooth, age-defying complexion you’ve always wanted.

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