Wednesday, July 6, 2011

5 Skin Care Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Here are 5 common mistakes that can make you look old before your time:

1. Forgetting About Your Neck

Most people think of the face when you mention anti-aging products, but neglecting your neck is a sure-fire way to show your age before you are ready. The fragile skin on your neck and decolletage needs to be nourished just as much as your face. Make sure you use moisturizer to face as well as neck and chest!

2. Not Eating Correctly

In addition to topical creams and serums, the optimum anti-aging skin care regimen includes nourishing the skin from within. Eating foods that are enriched with Vitamins A, E, and C as well as fish oils, will help fight the free radicals that age us!

3. Skimping on the Sunscreen

Experts recommend applying about 1 ounce of sunscreen -enough to fill a shot glass- 15-30 minutes before heading out. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours and after sweating and swimming.

4. Ignoring your Hands

Next to your face, your hands are probably the most visible parts of your body and will show the earliest signs of aging. They're always in contact with the elements and need to be protected with sunscreen and anti-aging creams as well!

5. Skipping the Microdermabrasions

The average skin cell turnover rate is every 28 days. As we age, this process gets longer. Making our skin look dull, dry and eventually fine lines and wrinkles. Getting a Microdermabrasion, or mechanical exfoliation of the skin, once per month helps speed up the cell turn over process and prevention of fine lines!

Jamia Hoffman
Jamia Hoffman Advanced Esthetics

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