We all know that wrinkles are an inevitable result of aging, but don’t be surprised if fine lines start appearing way earlier than you expected. Yes, your daily routines and habits could be aging your skin. Don’t believe us? Read on to know the everyday things you do that will cause wrinkles. Cut these out to keep your skin fresh and young.
We all know how dehydrating alcohol can be, naturally it zaps the moisture from your skin as well. Drinking often causes a lack of hydration, which can lead your skin to lose its elasticity, causing it to sag, appear dull and form lines. Booze also has a negative impact on Vitamin A, which helps the skin produce collagen. Don’t worry, we’re not saying to give up those delicious cocktails all together, but definitely cut down on drinking to stop it from aging your skin.
The Way You Sleep
Some people like to sleep on their side while some on their back or tummy, you’ve probably never given the position you sleep in a second thought until now. Sleeping on your face can cause wrinkles as your skin is pressed against the pillow, which could cause lines. Flipping over onto your back is the simplest way to combat this problem. If you really must sleep on your tummy, with your face buried in your pillow then you may want to get a silk pillowcase, so there is less friction against your skin.
Chewing Gum Excessively
Yes, you may want to throw out that pack of gum from your purse after reading this. Chewing on gum often can cause fine lines around the mouth and chin area. Thankfully, it’s one habit that is pretty easy to give up and avoid.
Smoking, Of Course!
This one’s a no-brainer, we all know the ill-effects of smoking and that it causes dull skin, but it also deprives your skin of oxygen which can lead to aging. Smoking as well as passive smoking leads to the depletion of collagen in your skin, causing sagginess and lines, not just on your face but even on other parts of your body like your arms and breasts. Yikes! Plus, pursing your lips to take a drag also results in lines and wrinkles around your mouth. Think about this the next time you’re lighting up.
Forgetting The SPF
You’re probably tired of being told to use sunscreen but we can’t stress enough the importance of protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Even in winter and even while indoors, it’s important to apply sunscreen to shield your skin from the sun as it can break down collagen and cause wrinkles and lines.
Skipping That Workout
We all slack off on exercising after a long day, but even a quick, sweaty workout can do wonders for your health as well as your skin. Being a couch potato can lead to saggy and dull skin, whereas a sweaty workout helps boost circulation leading to brighter and younger looking skin.
Wrong Makeup Moves
We all tug at our eyes while applying eyeliner and stretch our lips to glide on our fave red lipstick, but that could be aging your skin. All that stretching while applying your makeup everyday can cause your skin to lose its elasticity. Try and move your face around instead of your skin, the next time you’re dolling up in front of the mirror. Oh and don’t forget to remove it all once you get home, sleeping with makeup on will most definitely cause premature wrinkles. Cleansing and moisturizing before bed is a must!