From putting toothpaste on a zit to snoozing with a face filled with foundation and thinking a placid expression would keep us young, we’ve all done good and bad things to our skin, thinking it didn’t matter within the end of the day.
Well, the end of the day is here! Below, women in their 50s and older share their skin and wonder wisdom.
1. Take Your Makeup Off Before Bed
“I’m a trained aesthetician. My advice has always been to never attend bed with makeup on, otherwise, your pores are going to be clogged and your face will look dirty and puffy once you awaken. Learned that the hard way!” — Darlene Tenes, 55
Verified: Cleansing of the day’s makeup and pollution can reduce irritation, which may age or irritate your skin. One case study last year found that 25 years of inadequate mascara removal can cause major irritation.
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