Wrinkles are those subtle, yet screaming reminders of aging. Once you hit menopause, a drop in estrogen happens, which affect collagen and elastin. This makes skin less firm and supple. Aging, however, isn’t the only thing to blame for those deep wrinkles. In fact, some of your beauty habits are culprits, too. You need to avoid these if you want to reduce the signs of aging.

Here are some of the things you do every day that’s causing those fine lines:

Pulling your eyelid when doing your makeup

You’ve seen it in almost any beauty video: tugging the eyes is the no-fail way to achieve the winged eyeliner. Yes, it does give you that polished, neat eye make-up, but it can ruin your skin in the long run. The skin around your eyes is delicate; any pulling movement in that area can affect its elasticity, damaging collagen and capillaries. The result is a more wrinkled look.

So, when applying your eye makeup, go gentle on the tugging and use of eyeliner. Choose liners that glide easily to eliminate the need for the aggressive pull. Take note of how you will remove the eye makeup, too. Sometimes, women just want to get it off easily that they tend to rub the eyes aggressively. This too can cause wrinkles. Instead, use an oil-based makeup remover to take it off fast. If you do notice fine lines already around the eyes, consider consulting plastic surgeons in Utah; Botox specials may be available for your cosmetic needs.

Ditching the sunscreen when staying indoors

Many people do this because they won’t be under direct sun exposure and they want to give their skin a ‘rest’ from the products they use. Even if you stay inside your home or office all day, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Windows and glass doors let in natural light, remember? And yes, it’s important to give your skin a break from cosmetic products, so you can protect your skin from breakouts or whatnot, but sunscreen is an important protection in itself. So, don’t ditch it. Otherwise, prolonged sun exposure would exacerbate premature aging, giving you those nasty fine lines.

Using too many anti-aging products
Woman putting cream

If you want to delay the skin aging process, use anti-aging products. If you want to stop it fast, it makes sense to apply the serum, eye cream, wrinkle filler, sunscreen, and all the other anti-aging products at your nighttime routine, right? Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. In fact, if you use too many products all at once, you become more prone to drying out your skin and making wrinkles more visible.

If you’re really keen on ‘stopping aging’, go for a Botox treatment. This would curb the fine lines for a considerable amount of time. It’s tempting to try all the serums and creams out there, with so many celebrities and influencers raving about different products. But remember the principle in skin care: less is more.

Aging isn’t the only culprit behind those fine lines. It may well be your daily habits, too. Don’t let your beauty regimen ruin your pretty skin. Everything is good in moderation.