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Anti-Aging Skincare 101: Common Mistakes in Anti-Wrinkle Skincare & How to Avoid Them

When considering our day-to-day anti-aging skincare routine, many of us likely feel like we have it down to a science. From the aging skin treatment products that we use to methods of application to the order in which they are applied, every piece of the puzzle is carefully thought out to make the most of the time we spend.

But no matter how well-intentioned we are, the truth of the matter is that many of us are guilty of making relatively unknown yet common mistakes in our routines that can potentially hold us back on our journey to achieving that coveted youthful glow. Contrary to what we may think, many common misconceptions and malpractices are floating around in the world of anti-wrinkle skincare that can prove harmful in the long run. Many common ‘skincare facts’ that revolve around the world of maturing skin have since been proven false, yet are still endorsed as gospel.

The good news is that if you are guilty of making any of these mistakes, you’re not alone. Many, if not all, men and women around the world will fall victim to at least one of these malpractices on their journey to craft the perfect anti-wrinkle skincare routine. If you’re new to this world or are looking for a refresh of your current routine to remove and avoid these issues, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a quick list of the easiest to make, most common mistakes in anti-wrinkle skincare and how you can avoid them with little to no effort. Keep reading to learn more and get inspired.

Don’t Skip the SPF

We’ll start things off with an easy-to-remedy mistake - skipping SPF. It’s important to apply topical sunscreen every day, even when you’re spending most of your time indoors or it's cloudy and overcast. Damage from the sun can cause premature wrinkling, dryness, redness, and uneven skin texture as well as increased potential for skin cancer or melanoma.

Counter this by adding an SPF to your morning anti-wrinkle skincare routine and reapplying throughout the day as needed. Many dermatologists recommend reapplying every two hours for the best level of protection from the sun.

Don’t Ignore What You Put Into Your Body

Just like what you put on your skin, what you put into your body significantly influences the health and appearance of your skin. Including the foods that you eat and the amount of water you drink, each aspect of your diet can make or break the health, texture, and radiance of your skin. Consuming improperly balanced diets, such as those high in sugars and saturated fats, our skin will react poorly, causing inflammation, redness, and irritation as well as acne. Make sure to keep your diet balanced and filled with fruits and vegetables to maximize your skin’s youthful potential.

Additionally, when we are not consuming enough water and become dehydrated, our skin follows along with us. Think about dehydrated skin like a not-quite-full water balloon - it will appear more lax and wrinkly. When we consume adequate water throughout the day, our skin is more like a full water balloon - tight and taut. Keep an eye on how much you’re drinking throughout the day and observe how it affects the look and feel of your skin to find the perfect balance.

Don’t Jump Straight Into the Double-Cleanse

Promoted as one of the ‘holy grail’ practices of the decade, the double cleanse has quickly gained popularity among men and women of all ages. While this process is amazing for removing makeup, dirt, and impurities, it can prove to have negative consequences for mature skin. As we age, our skin tends to become more fragile and sensitive. Repeated double cleansing can cause dryness and damage to the skin which can lead to more premature wrinkling and more noticeable fine lines.

However, just because it has the potential to cause damage doesn’t mean that you have to cut it out entirely from your routine. If you enjoy double-cleansing or are thinking about testing it out, try adding it once per week to your current anti-aging skincare routine. If you enjoy the results, increase how often you double-cleanse until you find the perfect balance. However, as a golden rule, try not to exceed double-cleansing 5 days a week to keep your skin at its best.

Don’t Over-Indulge in Exfoliation

Along the same lines as double-cleansing, exfoliation does have some amazing benefits for the skin. This process helps to gently scrub away dead skin cells, effectively evening out skin texture and tone. However, for those of us interested in aging skin treatment with more mature skin, exfoliation can have a negative effect when used too often. When you overdo it with this skincare practice, you can create redness and irritation in the skin as well as a buildup of microscopic tears that can lead to uneven skin texture.

For those of us who love exfoliation, feel free to keep it as a part of your anti-aging skincare routine. Make sure to limit how often you exfoliate to once or twice per week, depending on what your unique skin needs. If you’re unsure of how often to incorporate it into your routine, try asking your dermatologist for more insightful guidance.

Don’t Say No to Moisturizer

For men and women with oily or oily-prone skin, it might feel counterintuitive to apply moisturizer during their anti-wrinkle skincare routine. However, the truth of the matter is that by skipping moisturizer, they’re adding to their problem of oily skin and the more visible wrinkles that often come along with it. Our skin naturally produces oils to keep it hydrated and protected and this oil production is increased when the skin is feeling dry or irritated. When you skip moisturizer with oily skin, this will cause the skin to produce more oil.

If your skin is super oily and you’re still a little hesitant to add a moisturizer to your routine, try looking for a lightweight option or a hydrating serum. These products will add the necessary hydration back to your skin barrier without being too heavy or melting off your face.

When it comes to crafting the perfect anti-aging skincare routine, there are several common mistakes that most men and women make as they go. From skipping SPF on cloudy days to focusing only on topicals to getting too heavy into exfoliation, there are common practices that can be holding you back on your journey to maintaining your youthful glow. With a few quick changes, you can avoid making these mistakes and maximize the health and appearance of your maturing skin.


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