We all want to keep our skin smooth and soft. We buy expensive skincare products but very often we don’t notice that some of our daily actions and habits cancel out their positive effects. But if we change our lifestyle and behavior, we will get the chance to admire our reflection in the mirror as well as beautiful facial skin.

We at Enlighten decided to figure out which habits provoke the appearance of wrinkles.

1. Washing your face too often

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It’s good to keep the facial skin clean especially if you have oily or combination skin that is prone to acne.

Cosmetologists don’t recommend using a peel-off scrub more than 2 times per week. Also, you shouldn’t cleanse your face with a lotion or tonic water daily. These things interfere with the natural environment of the skin, which reduces the skins immunity and over dries it, thus, becoming the number one reason that wrinkles appear.

2. Sleeping with your face on the pillow

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Many people like sleeping on their tummies. But by doing so, we squeeze and mechanically damage the skin, as well as hinder normal circulation and which deprives it of oxygen at night.

To minimize the risks, opt for another sleeping position. Ideally, it should be sleeping on your back with a little sausage-shaped cushion instead of a pillow. This will help your skin stay soft and smooth longer. Additionally, this will help tighten your neck too. The second possible option is sleeping on your side.

3. Smoking

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There is no need to explain anything here. Nicotine and tar dry the skin, making smoking incompatible with the desire to prolong youth. Manufacturers of cigarettes even write about this on the outside of cigarette packs.

4. Excess makeup

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Wearing a thick layer of cosmetics on your face all day prevents the skin from breathing. Cosmetologists recommend applying a cream, makeup foundation, and a light powder for your daytime makeup, leave all other cosmetic items for your evening makeup. It’s important to apply cosmetics correctly in order to not stretch the skin.

Also, it’s necessary to clean all cosmetics from your skin before going to sleep.

5. Time spent in front of the screen

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We spend a lot of time in front of our mobile devices and laptop screens. These smart devices can really harm our skin. The neck is the first body part where you will notice the damage because wrinkles on the border of the neck and the chin start to appear.

You should try to do face-fitness regularly and massage your face and neck. Also, try to keep a right angle between the neck and the chin line while working at a desk.

6. Sitting near a heater

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Heating appliances and central heating are the enemies of our beauty during cold seasons. They dry out our skin and hair and cause premature aging.

Drinking more water and using a moisturizing cream can be a good way to remedy this situation.

7. Fat free diet