Kick these surprisingly common lifestyle habits to jumpstart your way to better skin

Kick these surprisingly common lifestyle habits to jumpstart your way to better skin

Sweetheart, #stahp – all that pursing of your puckers is only going to exacerbate the expression lines around your lips. The entirely unwelcome result of all those “sparrow” and “duck” pouting you’re doing for your followers on social media? You’ll start to notice the same wrinkles lining the lips of some of the most hardcore smokers. The solution is simple – a wide and genuine smile will suffice. Oh, and make a conscious effort to stop sulking – the less you frown, the happier you’ll be.

Kick these surprisingly common lifestyle habits to jumpstart your way to better skin

We’re not talking massive earth-shattering adjustments to your routine – something as simple as slotting in a targeted treatment essence can make a world of difference. Try patting in a couple of drops of SK-II’s trusty Facial Treatment Essence after cleansing and toning to soothe and soften stressed out skin.

Kick these surprisingly common lifestyle habits to jumpstart your way to better skin

FYI, this “miracle water” is packed with over 90 percent Pitera, a fermented yeast extract that’s amped up with amino acids, vitamins and minerals, all of which combine to create a powerful potion for brightening up your complexion. Even better, it’s absorbed virtually instantly, so layering this under your usual moisturiser isn’t going to set you back by too much time. This beauty in a bottle may be the pick-me-up you need to transform your skin in the new year, so add it to your arsenal of skincare, stat!

Kick these surprisingly common lifestyle habits to jumpstart your way to better skin

Shocker of the day: Cleansing may be the source of creases and crinkles. You see, while the fibres of your towel may be superb for sloughing dead skin and wicking water off your skin, the friction created by those very same fibres can result in expression lines – sort of like the “sleep lines” running down the side of your nose when your cheeks smoosh up against your pillow. Try pressing the towel lightly into your damp skin instead of wiping with it. Be kind to your skin!

Kick these surprisingly common lifestyle habits to jumpstart your way to better skin

Kick these surprisingly common lifestyle habits to jumpstart your way to better skin

Scared of looking shiny? Don’t be. Using a calming oil like SK-II’s Facial Treatment Oil on rougher regions like say, the sides of your nose, may actually reduce the amount of oil your skin produces by “tricking” the sebaceous glands into cutting back on overproduction. Apply sparingly – just one or two drops will go a long way – and pat into cleansed skin over your Facial Treatment Essence and under your moisturiser. Feel free to spread the wealth by rubbing any excess into the tips of your tresses and the crevices of your elbows and knees. Soft skin from head to toe!

Kick these surprisingly common lifestyle habits to jumpstart your way to better skin

Beauty sleep isn’t beauty sleep if you’re doing it wrong. If you snooze on your side, odds are you’ll wake up (so to speak) with “sleep lines” on your face. “Side sleepers” may also find one half of their mien marred by more lines than the other – the consequence of having the same side perpetually pressed up against the pillow at night. “Train” your body to sleep on your back by investing in a memory foam pillow, which will hug the contours of your head and prevent you from flopping onto your tummy. You can also try sticking a small bolster under your knees to prevent your body from tossing and turning through the night.

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