6 Common Mistakes That May Cause Your Skin To Look Older Than It Should

Learn from skincare experts and correct these mistakes now!

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Are you struggling with rough, saggy, uneven, and dull skin?

Sometimes, not having your skin at its best can put a damper on your confidence and overall self-esteem. But did you know that some of your lifestyle habits could be causing this?

Your skin is a reflection of your overall health and wellness, and certain mistakes in your skincare routine could be ageing your skin prematurely. 

Here are some common skincare mistakes that may cause your skin to look older than it should:

1. You squint too much

Constantly squinting can lead to the formation of crow's feet around your eyes. This happens because the repeated motion of squinting causes the skin to crease and eventually form wrinkles.

To prevent this, wear sunglasses when outdoors to protect your eyes from harsh sunlight and minimise squinting. Also, make sure you have adequate lighting when reading or using electronic devices to avoid straining your eyes. If you find yourself squinting frequently, consider getting your vision checked.

2. You neglect moisturising your neck

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Many people focus on moisturising their faces, but forget about their necks. However, the skin on your neck is thinner and more delicate than the skin on your face, making it prone to dryness and wrinkles.

To combat this, extend your skincare routine to include your neck by applying moisturiser and sunscreen daily. Using anti-ageing products that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinol, or peptides can also help keep the skin on your neck firm and hydrated.

3. You oversaturate your skin with too many products

Using multiple skincare products at once can overwhelm your skin and lead to irritation, breakouts, and sensitivity, which can accelerate the ageing process. When you layer too many products, it can dilute their effectiveness and prevent them from being absorbed properly, compromising their ability to address signs of ageing.

To combat premature ageing, it's essential to stick to a simple and consistent skincare routine with products that suit your skin type. A basic routine should include a cleanser, moisturiser, and sunscreen, with additional treatments like serums or exfoliants used sparingly to enhance the overall effectiveness of your skincare regimen.

4. You don't apply skincare products in the right order

The order in which you apply your skincare products is crucial as it can impact their effectiveness, especially in combating the signs of ageing. Applying products from thinnest to thickest consistency ensures that each product can penetrate the skin properly and deliver its intended benefits.

Start with a cleanser to remove dirt and oil, essential for preventing premature ageing. Follow with a toner to balance pH levels and maintain healthy skin. Apply treatment serums or essences to target specific concerns like fine lines and wrinkles. Allow each layer to absorb fully before moving on to the next. Finish with a moisturiser and sunscreen during the day to protect against UV damage, which is a major contributor to premature ageing.

5. You rely too much on face wipes

While convenient, face wipes may not thoroughly cleanse your skin and can leave behind residue that clogs pores. Over time, this can lead to dullness, breakouts, and premature ageing. Face wipes also often contain alcohol and other harsh chemicals that can strip your skin of its natural oils. 

Opt for a gentle cleanser and water for a more thorough cleanse. Double cleansing, which involves using an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser, can be particularly effective at removing makeup and impurities.

6. You use the same morning and nighttime skincare routine

Your skin has different needs during the day and night. During the day, your skin is exposed to environmental stressors like UV rays, pollution, and blue light from screens. So, you should use lighter products in the morning, such as antioxidant serums and sunscreen, to protect against these stressors.

At night, your skin goes into repair mode, making it the perfect time to use heavier products like retinoids, peptides, and hydrating masks to repair and rejuvenate your skin. Both routines are essential for maintaining healthy and radiant-looking skin.

While these mistakes may seem minor, they can have a significant impact on the health and appearance of your skin.

One of the best things you can do is invest in a skincare routine tailored to your needs, which will lead to long-term benefits.

Eucerin, with 120 years of experience in medical skin science, is a trusted expert in dermatological skincare. They understand that navigating skincare for ageing skin can be overwhelming, so they've enlisted the help of two skin experts to share some practical tips.

Here's what Dr Jezamine Lim shared about improving skin elasticity and reducing age spots and wrinkles:

Wanna learn how to choose the right active ingredients in skincare products? Dr Teo Wan Lin has got you covered:

If you're looking for comprehensive skincare products that will nourish fragile and mature skin, plump up deep wrinkles, and improve elasticity, Eucerin has got you covered with their Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range

Featuring active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, arctiin, and thiamidol, the Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity 3D Serum is a lightweight, moisturising deep wrinkle serum designed to reduce age spots, inspired by dermatological treatments.

This non-comedogenic formula is clinically and dermatologically proven to reduce age spots, leaving your skin looking and feeling radiant and rejuvenated.

It can deliver visible results in just two weeks, with 98% of users confirming a reduction in age spots, 100% reporting improved elasticity and reduced wrinkles, and 91% agreeing that it fills wrinkles*. 

*Based on a Product-in-Use (PiU) study conducted with 120 women aged between 50 and 65, results were reported after two and four weeks of regular use.

On the other hand, Eucerin Hyaluron Radiance-Lift Filler Boosting Essence is the first anti-ageing water essence from Eucerin. Enriched with active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, panthenol, and vitamin C, the essence deeply hydrates the skin, plumps up fine lines, and reduces wrinkles, effectively working from the first application**.

It prepares the skin for the next steps in your skincare routine, while also intensely moisturising and strengthening your skin barrier. Plus, its non-comedogenic formula ensures it won't clog pores, making it suitable for all skin types.

Consumer testing has shown that the Eucerin Hyaluron Radiance-Lift Filler Boosting Essence delivers visible results after two weeks, with 98% of users reporting that their skin looks plump, 95% agreeing that their skin looks younger, and 98% confirming that their skin looks radiant**. 

**Tested on 120 volunteers aged 25 to 55 years from March to April 2021 by MWResearch GmbH, Germany.

So, whatchu waiting for? Get your hands on the Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity range today at your major pharmacies like Guardian, or from their official stores on Shopee or Lazada!

Find out more information about the range on their website.

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