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Four Surprising Things That Are Damaging Your Skin

October 20, 2020

Four Surprising Things That Are Damaging Your Skin

You know all the traditional advice when it comes to taking good care of your skin: wear sunscreen, eat well, hydrate.

You diligently apply eye creams, toners, and serums to keep skin smooth and tight. You make sure to wash your face before bed. And you sigh in resignation when, despite your best efforts, your skin just doesn’t look as healthy as you want it to.

As it turns out, there are a few surprising things that may be affecting your skin without you even realizing.

Removing your eye makeup

The skin around your eyes is very thin and delicate. It is prone to damage from aggressive rubbing and swiping – like when you are trying to remove that stubborn water-proof mascara.

To help prevent damage to that thin skin, apply an emulsifier like Vaseline to your eyes and let it sit for about five minutes to melt the makeup. Then wipe gently with a soft cotton ball.

Fluorescent lighting

Not only is fluorescent lighting terrible for photos, it isn’t great for your skin either. High exposure to this kind of lighting (say, 40 hours a week over the course of your career!) results in quite a bit of UV radiation – the same stuff that causes sun damage and photo-aging!

Always wear SPF, even if you will be staying indoors all day.

Drinking from straws

Drinking from a straw requires you to purse your lips. The tighter and harder you purse your lips to contract the muscles, the deeper the lines that appear around your mouth. The more often these muscles are contracted, the more ingrained those lines will become – like repeatedly folding a piece of paper: eventually, those fold lines won’t disappear.

Whenever possible, drink directly from the glass instead!

Slowing collagen production

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body. It helps renew and repair skin cells and improve the skin’s moisture barrier. But our bodies naturally slow down collagen production as early as age 30. The only way to get more valuable collagen is to replenish it externally.

Some creams and serums contain collagen, but they only penetrate the first layer of the dermis, so any changes are short-lived.

Liquid collagen, on the other hand, is easily absorbed into the bloodstream. It can get right into those cells and start the repairing and renewing process quickly, resulting in fewer wrinkles!

Drink a daily dose of high quality liquid collagen to help keep your skin radiant, hydrated, and healthy!