Wrinkles are an inevitable part of our lives and the aging process. We know that over time wrinkles start to get more and more visible, but sometimes wrinkles are not related with age. And, maybe you did not know, but our daily beauty routines and habits can significantly impact and speed up the appearance of wrinkles.
Many medical studies and researches have shown that besides the bad influence on overall health, smoking is one of the most common cause for wrinkles. Thus, try to avoid smoking and to be around smokers constantly. Or even better, ditch this very bad habit for good. This way, you will not only minimize the appearance of wrinkles, but will also enjoy good health and prevent numerous diseases, such as: stroke, heart attack, caner, etc.
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The old saying “You are what you eat” has never been more true. Researchers have discovered that eating too much sugar is extremely bad for our health. Additionally, sugar molecules attach to proteins, especially collagen, causing stiffness. This can result in losing the elasticity of your skin, what further causes fine lines and puffiness. In fact, all types of refined sugar and other similar carbohydrates trigger body inflammation which can lead to sagging skin and wrinkles. Avoid eating too much sugar and carbohydrates. Simple as that.
We are all familiar with the fact that alcohol is a hepatotoxin that damages liver and dehydrates skin. When you drink a lot of alcohol, your skin is less plump, less fresh, less elastic and starts to form wrinkles because of the insufficient hydration. Additionally, alcohol can have a bad impact on the vitamin A, which is crucial antioxidant in your body. Heavy alcohol consumption causes your body cells to regenerate slowly, causing your skin to lose elasticity and the production of collagen, which is the main “culprit” for wrinkles.
Not Removing Your Makeup
Not removing your makeup is the most harmful thing you can do to your skin. By sleeping with makeup on, you are basically ‘inviting’ wrinkles. The makeup and the daily pollutants that accumulate on your face, get in touch with your pores, break down the elasticity of your skin and the collagen. This way, you are speeding up the aging process and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So, it is recommended to clean and moisturize your skin every day and night before going to bed.
Not Applying Sunscreen
Exposure to sun for even 5 minutes can lead to a lower collagen and poor skin elasticity. Doctors recommend to apply sunscreen every day, regardless of the weather conditions. Choose a SPF 30 sunscreen and one that contains titanium or zinc dioxide.