Have you been using products for years that never provide the results they promise? It may be because you’re holding back your skin in some other unexpected ways.

To make sure you’re getting the most out of your products and have ruled out anything that could be holding you back, check out these factors that can be aging your skin faster.

Too Much Sun

clean skinGetting some sun can give you a boost of vitamin D and a healthy glow, but it can also lead to damaged skin faster than you’d imagine. The sun releases UV rays that can harm skin, but they also emit free radicals to your skin. Free radicals are invisible to your eye but can wreak having on your skin. Causing wrinkles, dullness, and sagging, you need to make sure you’re avoiding free radicals and excessive sun exposure at all costs

First, start by investing in your skin by applying sunscreen daily. This will help keep some of the free radicals off your skin and avoid damage. Make sure you’re also washing your face properly at night. Oil cleansers will be able to remove free radicals from your pores so you can avoid wrinkles. Also, be mindful of how much time you spend in the sun so you can keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.

Bad Habits

rub to hardWe are all guilty of bad habits. From poor diet to smoking and drinking, all these can have an effect on your skin. Indulging in bad food or alcohol can make your skin puffy and inflamed. It will also dehydrate you from the inside out, and your skin is no expectation. We don’t expect you to give up snacks or wine in the pursuit of great skin, but there are some easy ways to minimize the damage.

Instead of cutting out your bad habits completely, you can mitigate the damage by using a high-quality routine that nourishes and protects your skin. This will allow you the odd guilty pleasure without compromising the health and beauty of your skin. Good skincare habits won’t fix the damage of bad lifestyle choices, but they can help your skin stay protected.

Toxic Ingredients

Stay consistentAre you guilty of buying skincare without reading the ingredients? In a recent study, most American’s don’t check the labels of their personal care products for toxic ingredients – and it could be the reason you’re not seeing results. Many drugstore brands will fill their products with cheap synthetics and toxic ingredients like parabens, but if you can avoid these ingredients and incorporate better ones you’re bound to see impressive results.

When choosing your skin care products you want to avoid certain ingredients and look for others. Avoid parabens that have been linked to some cancers and opt for natural and safe ones like antioxidants and peptides. We will never, ever formulate products with parabens because we know the dangers, and you should avoid them at all costs too! Instead, you’ll be able to use better products that help your health and your skin.