7 Ways You're Ruining Your Skin In Your 20s

7 Ways You're Ruining Your Skin In Your 20s

There are so many cool things about being in your 20s. You’ve got a ton of energy. You’re old enough to be independent but young enough to still get a pass on some of the mistakes that you make. And your skin? Let’s just say that a lot of older women would give their left leg to have your skin: No fine lines or age spots, plenty of collagen and a beautiful glow.

Since you can pretty much wake up, wash your face, moisturize and head out the door, why would you possibly want to take all of that for granted by doing the kinds of things that could end up ruining your skin?

Things like what exactly? We’re glad you asked.

Constantly Wearing Cosmetics

Whatever you put on your pores goes into your skin. And a lot of cosmetics brands? They contain toxic chemicals. Two in particular are sodium benzoate and propylene glycol. Both of which can lead to allergic reactions. Also, your pores need to breathe and that can’t happen if you’re always covering them up. 

If you want healthy and glowing skin, give your face at least a couple of days off. If you can’t imagine going without makeup, at least go the lighter route by applying some tinted moisturizer (one that contains sunscreen), some waterproof mascara, and tinted lip gloss.

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