For many women, the mere sight of a fine line can send you into a panic desperately searching for anti-aging creams and makeup to cover it up. However, blotting on some foundation and powdering your skin for a youthful glow may actually be promoting quite the opposite, according to experts. It’s been confirmed that certain types of makeup and beauty application processes can lead to early signs of aging. So, before you head to the mirror for a touch up to hide fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes, you might want to pay closer attention to what you’re really doing to your skin.
Regular Use of Makeup Leads to Early Signs of Aging
For many years, our grandmothers have warned us about wearing too much makeup too often and now, science is starting to prove their theory to be a fact. Studies show that makeup may actually be doing far more damage than what you’re using it for, creating a vicious cycle that can easily be avoided. But how does makeup cause wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging? Let’s find out.
Makeup Clogs Your Pores
It’s simple - makeup clogs your pores period. So, every time you apply makeup in the morning or freshen up throughout the day, you’re stuffing your pores with all kinds of junk that can weather your skin over time. And considering most of us wear makeup daily, it’s no surprise that regular use of makeup has been linked to early signs of aging. Oil-based creams, lotions, foundations, sprays, and cosmetics are some of the worst products for aging, as they are more likely to lead to blemishes, which then aggravates fine lines.
That’s also not to forget mentioning that when you perspire or it’s hot and humid out, the chemicals, toxins and makeup get trapped and irritate and clog your pores. This also rapidly ages and drags your face down. So, make sure you add our Crater Face Coffee Scrub into your beauty regime. It’s a magnesium facial scrub that can clear old makeup from your pores while also clearing up acne at the same time. Magnesium is great for slowing down the aging process as well and the goat milk kefir helps exfoliate and moisturize your skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Heavy Makeup Accentuates Signs of Aging
When you see a fine line on your face, the first thing you want to do is pile on thick, heavy foundation to cover it up. However, doing so will not only clog your pores and encourage further aging but it will also emphasize the small fine line you’re trying to cover.
Now, that’s not to say that makeup can’t be used to hide imperfections and age spots. The right makeup can be great for just that, but heavy foundations and powders can settle into the wrinkles around your eyes and mouth, which will eventually accentuate fine lines and pull the skin down.
Makeup Reduces Collagen Production
Collagen is key to keeping your skin looking young and healthy. However, makeup decreases collagen production through oxidative stress where the skin is attacked by harmful free radicals. This causes loose, dry, cracked skin. When the skin is dry, it's less elastic so wrinkles are more prominent and this dryness is compounded by environmental pollutants sticking to your make-up. These molecule-sized compounds cause damage to various cellular structures in the skin and can actually decrease the production of collagen - the substance that gives skin its plumpness - compounding the wrinkle issue.
Sleeping With Your Makeup On Ages Skin
You’ve heard it many times before, never go to bed with your makeup on but the reasons may surprise you. Experts estimate that when you wear heavy makeup and or sleep with your makeup on, in as little as a month's time, your skin is biologically approximately a decade older. Now think about that! So, make sure to wash away wrinkle-causing makeup every night. Our Crated Face Coffee Scrub is a great option for exfoliating the skin to remove dry skin cells, dirt and makeup that may be stuck in your pores.
Roughly Applying Makeup Promotes Aging
It isn’t just the cosmetics you use that you need to be careful with; the way you apply your makeup or use facial scrubs can also promote aging. Experts say that when products are roughly applied, whether by rubbing to stretching the product into your skin, it can cause irritation and make your skin loose and wrinkled. So, slow things down and use a soft cloth, clean brushes or your fingertips in a circular motion to avoid this common aging mistake.
Dirty Makeup Brushes Cause Aging
Similar to the way regular makeup can lead to aging, failing to clean your makeup brushes of dirty makeup can do the same. When you don’t clean your makeup brushes, your cosmetics harden and begin to collect dust, dirt and bacteria. When you go to use this brush to apply makeup for the day, the old stuff is being pushed into your pores. This can lead to blemishes and irritation, which then aggravates fine lines.
As a rule of thumb, always finish your daily makeup application by cleaning the brushes thoroughly and storing them properly. The cleaner they are, the cleaner your skin will be when you use them.
Cleansing Your Face Too Often Can Cause Aging
With all of this dirty makeup talk, you probably want to go and ferociously scrub your face down for the next hour. But hold on for a second because cleansing your face too often dries out your skin and irritates your pores, which can lead to early signs of aging.
The good news is that this dirty aging makeup mistake can easily be avoided by selected a good facial cleanser. Our 4-Step Essential Beauty Kit includes everything you need for a deep, thorough and soothing cleanse that leaves your skin clean and moisturized. It comes with Silky Milky Cleansing Milk, Cosmic Whip Face and Eye Cream, a Moon Mask and a Crater Face Creamy Coffee Scrub. Whether used on their own or in combination, these magnesium creams, cleansers and lotions can remove years by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, while also treating skin problems that can promote the early signs of aging.
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