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How to Make Skin Look Younger? Stop Things that Prematurely Age Your Skin

There are a few things you can do to help yourself look younger than you are. Unfortunately, there are lots of things you may do that can make you look older than you actually are. Read on to learn about how common, ordinary things you may be doing could make your skin look prematurely aged.


Cleansing Your Skin too Much

It may sound strange, but you can actually over-cleanse your skin. You see, your skin is covered in a thin protective layer of oil that helps prevent damage and infection. Too much cleansing removes this barrier, making your skin vulnerable to getting damaged in ways that are too small to see, but eventually add up to an "aged" look. Cleanse your skin no more than twice a day, and use a gentle cleanser.



Dehydration can damage your skin in much the same way that over-cleansing can. Water keeps you skin elastic, which makes it less prone to damage. Dehydration removes its elasticity, which leads to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. It also strips away the protective oil barrier, making your skin especially prone to the kind of damage and infection that causes a look of premature aging.


Not Using Sunscreen

Nothing does more to make your skin look prematurely aged than sun exposure. You need to regularly use sunscreen year-round if you want to keep your skin looking as young as possible.


Not Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep allows your body to rest and rejuvenate itself, a process that includes your skin. If you aren't regularly getting a full eight hours of sleep a night, you could be causing your skin to lose elasticity and develop fine lines and wrinkles.


Not Washing Your Makeup Brushes Frequently

If you aren't frequently washing your makeup brushes, you are literally brushing bacteria onto your skin on a daily basis. You see, every time you apply makeup with a brush, the brush picks up a little of your skin's oils, and they make a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Left to sit on your brush, those bacteria multiply and turn into a serious infection risk. Repeated exposure to bacteria swabs can cause repeated skin infections that can make your skin look older.


Not Cleaning Your Phone Regularly

The same goes for your phone. You touch and hold it constantly, transferring some of your skin's oils onto its surface. In time, bacteria can breed in it, and transfer back to your skin when you pick up your phone.


Final Thoughts

You should put these tips into practice right away. The more time you spend avoiding the skin care mistakes that cause an aged look, the more time you will have to flaunt your youthful look!