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Women: 5 Things that make you look 10 years older

29 May 2015, 18:04 Ann Mwirikia

You sleep with makeup on

This is one of the everyday crimes we commit against our skin. You've heard time and time again about the importance of removing your make up before hitting the hay, and for a good reason too! Women tend to spend a good amount of time putting on makeup, but rush through the removal process, or skip it altogether. When you sleep with make up on it clogs your skin -although sleeping in makeup for just a night may not cause serious damage, doing it frequently will have negative effects in the long run. If you find that washing your face is too much work then invest in cleansing wipes. On those days you get home exhausted just reach over, grab a wipe and clean your face. Make use of facial cleansers instead of soap to wipe the makeup.

You expose your face to too much air condition

Although it can get very hot at night, and there is the need to cool off, having your air conditioning on 24/7 can actually damage your skin. You deprive your skin of the moisture and humidity it needs. What is advisable is to reduce how cool your air conditioner gets.

You have stress- Deal with it!

When you're stressed out it shows on your face and takes a toll on your skin. It can cause your skin to look dull, make stress lines and wrinkles appear deeper. Stress can make your skin more sensitive and reactive. Try to relax often, and deal with your stress daily and gently. Your skin will become more radiant.

You use old, expired make up products

Make up is just like food in the fridge .It spoils! They stop performing as well as they do at start causing irritations and allergies, acne, bumps and blemishes on your skin. The science of expired make up on your face especially foundation is that it sits and clogs your pores causing breakouts. Expired make up means that there is loss in the chemical structure of the products.

It may gloss but it’s risky. Expired means that the chemical preservatives it have stopped being effective. If your make up is old enough throw it away. It may be painful to throw away expensive make up but do it for the sake of your health.

Do you take proper care of your makeup brushes too? Germs love brushes, and they won't hesitate to hide in yours if you don't keep them neat. Imagine putting germs on your face every time you apply your powder or foundation. Make sure your make up brushes are clean and change them after every 3 months.

You smear hair products on your face

Always try to protect your face when applying hair products.  Always try to style your hair before taking a bath that way you wash off any product that is meant for hair and is on your skin. Doing this can help stop skin reactions that take time to clear off.

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