Did you know that your daily habits could be doing more harm than good when it comes to your skin? Simple daily routines such as applying eyeliner or even putting in your contacts could be the culprit of premature wrinkles and aging. Recognizing these mistakes and having a smart skincare routine will allow your skin to look and feel it's very best.

Beauty Trends Are Not Always Your Friend

We get it, new makeup tips and tricks are always surfacing the internet and trying something new can feel exciting. Unfortunately, for most of us who aren’t professional makeup artists, the finalized look doesn’t always come out how we imagined. This leads to many trial and errors, improper technique and potential damage to your skin.

According to New Beauty, “if you have a tendency to pull your eye when applying eyeliner, you might be signing up for a whole slew of aging-around-the-eye-area issues—including lines and wrinkles.” When you are too rough with your skin or are constantly stretching your skin during makeup application, you put yourself at risk for aging the look of your skin over time. “Like anything else, pulling constantly on your eyelids may affect the elasticity of the skin, and cause wrinkles to worsen.” (New Beauty)

Next time you reach for your eyeliner, try to keep your face relaxed. While you might be tempted to pull the skin around your eye taut, stretching the skin while you apply liner will result in a weird-looking, jagged line. Don’t forget to support your arm. Turns out, you don't need a steady hand to avoid eyeliner disasters. Just place your elbow on a table while you apply it. (Women’s Health Magazine)

“Just like tugging on the eyes to apply eyeliner or other kinds of makeup, pulling on the lids and skin around the eyes to put in or take out contacts will do the same harm. This skin is extremely delicate and even though it seems impossible to put contacts in without a tug or a pull, being as gentle as possible while doing it is key to not damaging this part of the face.” (The Talko) The act of wearing contacts alone doesn’t prematurely age your skin, or no one would wear them. Often people raise their eyebrows when putting in contacts. The same is true with eyeliner or mascara. If you do this every day, wrinkles may form. It is important to keep your facial movement relaxed and to be as gentle as possible. (The Healthy)

There Is Beauty in Simplicity

If daily routines and beauty trends haven’t left your skin craving a boost, Plexaderm Rapid Reduction Serum will become your new best friend. The Rapid Reduction Serum is the ultimate beauty product that works in minutes to visibly reduce under-eye bags, smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and minimize the look of dark circles under the eyes. The best part is the results last up to 10 hours.

Rapid Reduction Serum uses silicate minerals from shale clay to form a temporary tightening layer on your skin. This invisible layer works to visibly tighten and lift crow’s feet and wrinkles surrounding your eyes in minutes. While the results of Rapid Reduction Serum are not permanent, you'll love the way you look after your very first use.

For the best results, we suggest refraining from any facial movements for 10 minutes while the product sets. This is the perfect opportunity to practice applying makeup or doing other daily routines with a relaxed face. Adding Rapid Reduction Serum to your routine will have your skin looking better and help you get into a habit of practicing better daily routines.

It’s Not Beauty Sleep If You Leave Your Makeup On

"Sleeping in your makeup can result in unnecessary exposure to the free radicals in the environment, which the makeup holds on to. Free radicals cause the breakdown of healthy collagen, which results in fine lines on the skin." (Huff Post)

By removing your makeup at the end of the day, you give your skin a fighting chance against premature aging. Plexaderm’s Reset and Replenish Pads are a quick and easy way to cleanse your skin at the end of the day. Our gentle, super-soft pads work to effectively remove dirt, oil and makeup, leaving your skin thoroughly cleansed without a heavy residue, so there's no need to rinse. Each pad is infused with a dose of skin quenching Hyaluronic acid for a moisturizing boost in every application. The Reset and Replenish Pads are also great for use before applying Rapid Reduction Serum to reset your skin.

Be Kind to Your Skin

Next time you reach for your makeup or eyeliner, remember to be gentle with your skin. With these small changes to your daily beauty routine, your skin will look radiant, and your confidence will be shining.