3 S’s to Avoid for Radiant, Beautiful Skin


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Anti-aging creams, lotions, and various age-defying cosmetics fill up the counters of almost all beauty shops, drugstores, and grocery aisles. But even if this is the case, more and more people still complain of fine lines, even after using tens to hundreds of these different beauty products. So what’s the secret to radiantly beautiful youthful skin, really? Go basic.

And if you don’t know where to start, here are the 3 S’s you need to avoid:


The sun causes the most damage to everyone’s skin. Its harmful rays are enough to fry up and dry up the collagen in your skin, leaving you with dry, saggy, sad-looking skin that’s more prone to skin cancer, age spots, wrinkles, and more. Stay out of the sun’s rays when it’s at its harshest – 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. – and always wear sunscreen. Try SkinMedica Environmental Defense Sunscreen with SPF50 or the Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation Fortified Sunscreen with Vitamin C and SPF30.


Skip the sugar. Through the glycation process, sugar breaks down collagen, leading to more wrinkles in your skin. Eliminate the sources of glucose molecules in your diet (such as sugar and starch) to help delay the skin’s aging process.


It’s a well-documented fact that chronic emotional stress causes a spike in the aging process. Stress accelerates cellular division, causing skin cells to die faster. To remedy, try meditation or calming techniques. Sign up for a yoga class or go for a quick run to calm your nerves.

Drop everything on your cosmetics list and get back to working on your skin’s foundation. Work on improving your overall skin’s health to get that beautiful skin inside out.

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