The Wrong Products
Of course it’s important to properly wash, exfoliate and nourish your skin with moisturizers, but using the wrong products can have disastrous results. It’s kind of like when you were a teenager and choosing a wash or moisturizer was generally based on how much extra oil it would produce because you wanted to avoid acne at all cost, except now the nemesis is visible signs of aging rather than an oily t-zone. Fortunately, most anti-aging items are marked with categories that you should find easy enough to situate yourself into. It generally goes from teens to twenties, twenties to thirties, thirties to forties, forties to fifties, and then fifty and up, but each brand will differ in this regard.
There are also products made specifically for people with sensitive skin, and if you suffer from this condition you should be serious about seeking out products with this listing. Using something with intense or harsh chemical additives might be fine for some but if you’re prone to allergies or breakouts then these sorts of ingredients could dry your skin out or cause premature lines to form rather than hydrating your skin for you. If you’re unsure about your particular reaction to a product try testing it on a small patch of skin 24 hours before use. Keep an eye on this area for the following day and as long as no itchy redness occurs you’re probably fine to use whichever brand you’ve purchased. If you know for a fact that you have problems with certain creams or washes, you can consult other users by looking into forums, blogs, and website reviews to discuss which brand might be best for you with people who have similar issues.