Yes, skincare products that are too harsh for your skin type or contain ingredients that irritate the skin can make you look older.
The reason for this is twofold.
Firstly, when the skin on your face gets irritated it can cause inflammation which leads to a weakened and damaged barrier. This makes your skin more vulnerable to free radicals, environmental stressors and toxins that damage the cells in the skin, leading to premature aging. Your complexion may become duller and you may even notice wrinkles appearing where they werent before. In addition, when the protective barrier of your skin is compromised it also becomes drier so you could experience tightness or flaking on the surface of your skin as well as redness and sensitivity due to dehydration.
Secondly, harsh skincare products strip away oils from our delicate facial area leaving us with a rough texture that looks older than its years! When we remove natural oils from our face it sends mixed signals to our sebaceous glands telling them to over-produce oil in an effort to compensate for what has been lost – resulting in clogged pores and breakouts which can add years onto our appearance too.
When using skincare products opt for those specifically designed for sensitive or mature skins with gentle ingredients that wont irritate or dry out the delicate tissues around your eyes, forehead or cheeks; nourishing instead of stripping away if possible. It really pays off long term because these types of products will help maintain elasticity throughout time by promoting healthy cell turnover without compromising natural moisture levels!
Skin irritation can lead to weakened and damaged barrier, increasing vulnerability of skin to free radicals and toxins.
Harsh skincare products strip away oils from the face, sending mixed signals to sebaceous glands that leads to clogged pores and breakouts.
Using skincare specifically designed for sensitive or mature skins with gentle ingredients will help maintain elasticity throughout time by promoting healthy cell turnover without compromising natural moisture levels.