Straws give you wrinkles?!

When it comes to your skin, you need to know all the facts. We've done some myth busting and fact finding so that you don't have to.

1. Put down the straw and pick up the glass


What was once a myth, has been proved true, ‘wrinkles are caused by any excessive muscle movement,’ says dermatologist Dr Debra Jaliman. She believes the best time to combat these signs is when you’re younger, and advises using a bit of retinol around the forehead and mouth at night to solve this problem. We like retinol-rich Yves Rocher Wrinkles & Firmness Force Day Cream.

2. Break that bad habit, yes you know which one!

Whether you’re a 20-a-dayer or a sneaky social puffer, smoking restricts blood flow and is another major cause of ageing, particular around your mouth. It’s a bad habit that you need to break, unless you’re happy with a dull, wrinkled complexion. Ok, we know it’s not something that can happen overnight so look at applying a brightening moisturiser daily. We love Pond’s Gold Radiance Youthful Glow Day Cream SPF15.

3. Stop dismissing acne as a hormonal breakout

Too often we hear this, and there is much faster and more effective way to handle acne than by trying every spot-busting product line other there. Book an appointment with a dermatologist. Professional advice can mean less long term effects on your skin, like scarring and we believe firmly believe prevention is better than cure. To find a reputable dermatologist in your area go to: http://www.derma.co.za/C_FindaDerm.aspx

4. Turn down the heat

Turning the hot tap on full blast can actually dry out your skin and hair, rather go for a moderate temperature to keep moisture locked in. Then, while you’re still damp apply a rich moisturiser like Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Gloss which contains cocoa butter and vitamin E, plus it gives skin a gorgeous glow. Plus, as you age, your hair also becomes more brittle and less resilient so try and avoid washing your hair daily to help preserve the flow of natural oils from your scalp to your locks.

Want to find out 3 more skin facts that you need to know? Head over to rubybox and find out.

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