Bad habits that age you (Part 1)
There’s no escaping the passage of time – you will get older, and your body will age. And yet, some people in their 60s look like they’re in their 40s, while some people in their 30s look like they’re in their 50s. So what gives?
Some lucky individuals do end up hitting the genetic jackpot, but lifestyle choices and daily habits play a big role in the aging process. Yougetmouth.com looks at just a few of the habits you should break right now if you want to look bright and wrinkle-free well into your life’s later chapters.
Not using Sunscreen lotions:
90% of skin damage is from the sun. Sure, it’s a bit of a hassle to slather on the sunscreen every time you walk outside, but sun damage doesn’t just lead to skin cancer, it leads to wrinkles and sun spots. so NOT wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is one of the WORST habits you can get into to that may keep you from looking young.The UVA rays, which are the most damaging, can penetrate through clouds and glass, causing premature aging and possibly skin cancer.”
Wrinkles and baggy eyelids are some of the aging traits you can expect to face according to a study found that as little as a five-year indulgence in smoking can cause noticeable differences in facial aging in smokers. Even if you don’t have a twin to compare your facial aging to, you can pretty much count on smoking’s negative impact when it comes to premature aging.
Harboring anger and grudges
Anger, stress, and grudge-holding don’t just wreak havoc on your insides, they can actually lead to premature aging
“Attitude can make you extremely rigid and uncompromising, and literally stiffens the body. A rigid person who cannot relax is not able to heal. The body does a great job of healing itself, but it must be relaxed to do so.” Holding onto anger is actually associated with coronary heart disease. While depression is linked to cellular ageing.
You may not be able to avoid stress or anger completely, but you must look for ways to control them as they contribute to ageing,
Not wearing Sun shades
It’s time to store a pair of sunglasses in every bag you own! Dr. Christian Subbio, a board-certified plastic surgeon pointed out that constant squinting can lead to major wrinkles, “You might be surprised to find that not wearing sunglasses could be aging you. This is especially true during the summer and during winter snows, which can reflect high levels of sunlight, leading to increased squinting. This repetitive squinting reinforces the ‘crow’s feet,’ which are the small lines splaying out from the sides of the eyes. Failing to wear sunglasses could mean more frequent trips to your plastic surgeon for Botox!” So yeah, even if it means stocking up on drug store sunglasses, you should always have a pair handy to keep your face fresh.
Sleeping on your face
Unless you’re a back sleeper, it’s time to switch up your bedtime routine.Dr Anthony Youn a board-certified plastic surgeon and the author of the book, The Age Fix: A Leading Plastic Surgeon Reveals How to Really Look Ten Years Younger. He got right to the point in our email correspondence, “Sleep wrinkles are real and can be permanent. Sure, sleeping on your face for a night after a bender won’t create permanent lines, but if you sleep on your face night after night, year after year, then those sleep wrinkles will eventually stay there permanently.” The good news is there’s a solution, “Sleep on your back or side, and if you must sleep on your face, try a satin or silk pillowcase, which will be less likely to cause creasing of the face.