The habits that we develop in our 20s and 30s have a huge impact on us for the rest of our lives. Whether it’s career choices or taking care of your body, doing the right thing always matters.
Talking about taking care of your body, how many of us are actually keeping a tab on things that might be making us age faster? Be it exercising regularly or maintaining a healthy diet, your skin will thank you someday for looking after it correctly. So, for all of you who want your youthful skin to last, you’ve got to stay away from these habits.
Ageing is a part of life and there’s no reason to run from it. But what you can do is take the necessary steps to slow it dow. With that being said, here are some factors that may contribute to us ageing faster.
Wearing sunscreen every day is probably one of the best and easiest ways to protect your skin. Not only it helps protect your skin from the sun’s wrath but also against photoaging (premature ageing caused due to UV rays). Also, not wearing sunscreen can cause sunspots, sunburns, and even discolouration.
So if you want your skin to look like you’re barely over 25 even when you’re in your 40s, then hoard up on the best sunscreens available in the market.
Exfoliating your face once a week is a great way to remove dirt, excess oil and look fresh instantly. But if you over-exfoliate your face or even use something as harsh as a walnut scrub on your skin, it’ will make you age faster.
Why? Because the tiny granules can cause wear and tear in the skin, making the skin sag and look wrinkly. Using scrub daily will also make our skin vulnerable to many skin woes as it may remove the protective layer.
So either use a mild scrub once a day or DIY it like a boss.
While drinking a glass of wine every day never hurt anybody, regularly consuming alcohol can cause you to age faster. Did you know that alcohol is a natural diuretic which means that the more you drink, it makes you dehydrated? And since our body relies on drinking healthy fluids, insufficient hydration can lead to premature ageing of the skin.
If you do love sipping on some wine while you’re binge-watching murder documentaries on Netflix, try limiting yourself to not more than a glass every day and make sure you drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
You must’ve probably heard and read about why sugar is not so great for our skin but do you know why? Allow us to tell you. When you eat sugar, the molecules attach themselves to other molecules (mainly proteins that help produce elasticin and collagen). This process is known as glycation and yes, your daily sugar fix is making you age!
Limit your sugar intake and make simple diety changes such as consuming more veggies and drinking freshly squeezed juice and watch your skin become younger and healthier.
Whether it’s caause you were watching your fave Netflix show or just scrolling on Instagram- when was the last time you had a good night’s sleep?
Not sleeping for at least 8 hours can affect your memory in the long run. Not just your brain function but it also makes you age fast. It impacts our immune system, skin elasticity, skin pigmentation, and of course, give us puffy eyes.
Make sure you shut off all your devices after 11 and just sleep! After all, we all are secretly sleepy AF girls, right?
These are not the only habits that can cause premature wrinkles. Research shows that chewing gum regularly, smoking, picking on your skin and even sleeping with your makeup are some of the reasons that can contribute to making your skin age faster.
Ready to bid adieu to signs of ageing with one great habit at a time?
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