Minor Everyday Habits That May Be Sabotaging Your Anti-Aging Efforts

Minor Everyday Habits That May Be Sabotaging Your Anti-Aging Efforts

Even if you feel like you’re taking good care of your skin, you may inadvertently have habits that can sabotage your skin in the long term. Whether you’re bypassing certain areas or missing certain important skin care steps, we’ll help you identify what everyday habits you might be doing that are sabotaging your skin’s beauty and health.

1. You Don’t Exfoliate

Exfoliation is good for all skin types — sensitive, dry, normal, oily or combination — no matter what your skin profile it’s beneficial to remove dead surface skin cells to reveal a fresh layer. Revealing a fresh surface helps your skin better absorb products which can help your skin look better overall. Try a gentle exfoliating product such as Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Invigorating Daily Scrub with Jojoba beads and antioxidant infused peppermint extract gently cleanses and polishes to refine pores. Reveal your most luminous skin by exfoliating at least once a week.

2. You Aren’t Using Antioxidants

Antioxidants are not only a great way to protect your skin from free radicals [link to previous article] they are also great at improving the skin’s appearance . Try an overnight peel such as Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Overnight Leave-On Peel to gently even skin tone and minimize the look of dark spots. It’s a gentle, yet powerful leave-on peel with glycolic alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) and Vitamin C. When used as directed the formula works quickly and effectively to help even out tone and texture. Skin is brighter looking-more radiant, smoother with a healthier appearance day after day. .

3. Not Applying SPF Daily

You might be good about applying SPF on beach days or when you spend a lot of time outdoors but you should be applying SPF every day no matter what the weather as the sun’s harmful rays can still damage your skin even when it’s cloudy, rainy or snowing. Try Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Brightening and Smoothing Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 and Vitamin C and E to help protect your skin from the elements. It will give you glowing skin, protect your from the sun and shield your skin from free radicals.

4. You Ignore Your Neck and Chest

Even if you take perfect care of your face you might be neglecting a crucial area just south of it — your neck and chest. Often our neck and chest have dull skin and can look darker than our face which is a dead giveaway of a lack of cleansing. Try using Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Gentle Clarifying Cleansing Gel to cleanse your neck on a regular basis. It’s gentle yet thorough and cleanses with plant extracts leaving your skin soft and refreshed. It is also a great cleanser for sensitive skin if your skin tends to get irritated quickly.

5. You’re holding a dirty phone against your face

Have you ever wondered why you have a lot more breakouts on one side of your cheek rather than the other? The answer might be right in your hand in the form of your cell phone. Our cell phones can carry more bacteria than a toilet seat (ewww!) because it may be placed on random objects and accumulate dirt, sweat, and makeup transferred from our skin. This can turn our phones into cesspools which can transfer dirt back onto our skin and cause blemishes. Keep your phone and your face clean by wiping it down with an antibacterial cleanser a few times a week. This will kill off any face-interfering bacteria and limit transferring more gunk onto your skin.

6. You’re Avoiding Skin Care on Your Eyes

Your eye region is very delicate and prone to show signs of fatigue and early onset of skin aging. Take care of this area by hydrating and refreshing it. We recommend Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller with antioxidant Vitamin C, Mint, and Caffeine to instantly cool and refresh. The micro-stimulating roll-on applicator helps de-puff and reduce the look of under-eye bags. You can roll away under-eye puffiness for a brighter, more rested look. Also try to moisturize this area at night so that it’s hydrated and restored.