Scrubbing, Sunlight and Soap: Stop Sabotaging Your Skin and Start Growing Younger


We would all like to maintain our youthful looks and enjoy a smooth complexion but sometimes you can try too hard in the wrong way to preserve what you currently have, resulting in the opposite effect and sabotaging the youthful aspects of your skin.


One solution to keeping your youthful appearance would be cosmetic surgery, and you can check out these great before and after photos of eyelid surgery to get an idea of what can be achieved.

In the meantime, here are some tips to looking after your skin in the right way.

Start with a natural remedy

You can’t bottle it and you can’t buy it, but it is one of the best ways of trying to keep a healthy glow to your skin.

This natural solution to great looking skin is sleep. You need to try and get at least eight hours of sleep each and every day if you are serious about trying to keep a nice healthy complexion and enjoy skin that feels smooth and almost glows.

It really isn’t rocket science. Sleep should be an integral part of your beauty routine and if you try to cheat time and don’t get a restful sleep, those dark circles and dull skin can soon sabotage your appearance.

Find the right makeup for you

It is perfectly understandable that when you see someone who you thinks looks fabulous with their makeup on, you are going to ask them what they are wearing so you might go and get the same products for yourself.

The issue with this idea is that we have different skin types, so what might work on someone else simply doesn’t have the same effect on you. In addition to this, using the wrong type of makeup for your skin type could cause breakouts and have an adverse effect on your complexion.

Avoid buying products recommended by others and work on finding the right makeup for you.

The problem with a sweet tooth

You may well wonder what having a sweet tooth has got to do with looking after your skin, but when you consume too much sugar in your diet, your weight is not the only thing that could suffer, as your skin can be adversely affected as well.

Sugar has the effect of breaking down collagen, leading to what is known as glycation and sagging skin. If you really want to keep your skin as taut and responsive as possible, one of the ways to do this is to make a big effort to cut down on your sugar intake.

Your showering routine could be damaging your skin

If you wash your face while you are in the shower, you might want to consider this time-saving strategy when you consider the effect it could have on your skin.

Washing your face can potentially cause your skin to become unbalanced, which means that immediately after you have applied the water, you may need to redress the balance by applying some toner, which will then give your skin a chance to reclaim some balance.

The problem with washing your face while you are in the shower is that too much time might pass between the next part of skin-care routine, meaning that by the time you step out of the shower and reach for the towel, you might have caused your skin to become unbalanced.

Your choice of toothpaste might be causing skin problems

If you are experiencing a problem with breakouts around your mouth and you are struggling to find a solution to a regular attack of breakouts, it could actually be your toothpaste that is the culprit.

Dermatologists have long been familiar with the problems caused by certain toothpastes and it may well be the brand that you are using is causing you to suffer breakouts around your mouth area.

Try to find a toothpaste that uses natural ingredients rather than chemical and fluorides, to see whether this brings about an improvement in your skin in this sensitive area.

Stay hydrated

Another important tip that will help to keep your skin in good condition, is to ensure that you drink plenty of water each day.

It is widely recommended that you drink a minimum of eight glasses of water per day. If you manage to do this, you will be improving your odds of keeping your skin properly hydrated and preventing any problems with dry and flaky skin.

If you really want to do what you can to keep your youthful skin and complexion, make sure you avoid doing some of the things that can end up sabotaging that plan.

Bailey Fraser has just hit her 40’s and has been looking into taking care of her skin more now that the wrinkles are creeping in! She prefers the natural route and shares her findings in her articles.