We often don’t pay attention to our daily life habits. We’ve been doing them for years, and they are now a part of our daily life. Though you don’t intend to do them on purpose, they are so common that you don’t even realize they are turning against you. Skincare is a delicate art that you need to practice throughout your life, especially when you are in your late twenties. Ladies! Pay attention to this; you may not want to look older than you are.
These 8 everyday habits are aging you faster than you think. Don’t believe it? Read on.
Wiping makeup with face wipes
The wipes often contain alcohol-based liquids to keep them fresh and effective for cleaning. The alcohol damages your skin to the extent of no repair. It dries your skin and makes it look dull on frequent use. The dryness increases wrinkles and fine lines on your face. It is also very harmful to the area around the eyes and often leads to irritation. When you wipe your face with face wipes, the skin starts to lose necessary moisture and glow. Experts have noticed that it often leads to a build-up of fungus and bacteria in the pores.
You don’t want that, right?
You sit for long hours in front of screens
Have you ever noticed brown spots suddenly appearing on your face out of nowhere? If yes, you’re probably having too much screen time and sitting for long hours.
The blue light from the screens tends to develop light brown spots on the skin. Researchers say that when the human skin is exposed to blue light for long hours, more pigmentation, redness, and swelling occurs as compared to UVA rays within as less as a week. Further, sitting for longer hours makes you gain weight, ultimately making your skin even worse.
Poor looking skin makes you look more than your age. Weird no? Working hard, hustling, and still making your skin look bad. Hummphh… Try taking short breaks!
Not drinking enough water
Well, I don’t think I even need to say this. Now don’t even dare to tell me that you are always dehydrated, and you’ve never tried to drink a glass of water all at once.
Lovely People! Make Water Your Best-friend. Water should be your primary food for the skin. It keeps a good balance of electrolytes in your body and helps your skin glow. Water reduces the formation of wrinkles and allows easy regeneration of cells making your skin young and healthy from within, which is quite difficult to achieve otherwise.
You love eating meat
Eating red meat more than often leads to inflammation and dullness in the skin. It contains saturated fats and cholesterol making it difficult for your skin to regenerate. Increased inflammation decreases the production of collagen in the body, which makes the skin dull and flaky.
Though it’s a part of our regular diet and seems almost impossible to change this habit, you should at least reduce the consumption of red meat to half of your current intake. It’s the cost of healthy and young skin that you need to pay.
The effects of sugar are often visible directly on your face, especially if you’re in your late twenties. Excessive sugar makes the surface of your skin looks hard and shiny. Hyperpigmentation has also been noticed quite frequently in women having high sugar consumption. Dark lines appear along your upper lip and both sides of the lips. Makes your crevices appear deeper and skin turns dark and flaky around the nose. The skin around your jowl area starts to sag and somewhat gives it the appearance of a crushed paper.
Can you imagine the hot chocolate that you’re sipping right now while reading this article will probably be the culprit behind your degrading skin one day?
Avoiding green meals
You might want to kill me, right? First, I attacked your favorite hot chocolate and now pushing you to eat the green vegetables, but understand that avoiding green meals won’t take you anywhere. Green leafy vegetables are full of many vitamins and minerals that are important for skin health, including zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C. They contain Lutein that protects your skin from oxidative damage, dryness, and wrinkles.
So don’t imagine yourself hating the greens. Just fill a bowl of salad and make way for healthy, glowing, and supple skin.
Coffee every now and then
Coffee is everyone’s favorite; however, excess intake of coffee does more harm than benefit. It dries out your skin, making it look dull and aged. Though you need coffee every morning to wake up or after a tiring day of work, you need to put a cap on its excessive consumption. Coffee imbalances the electrolytes in your body and often interferes with the hormones that might lead you to major health issues and even makes it difficult for you to get pregnant.
The choice is yours. You decide! A healthy skin or just a temporary rush of adrenaline that could make you look older than you actually are.
Well, I’m not saying to completely cut it out but at least bring it down to half. Try for just 15 days; you will notice the changes yourself.
You overthink a lot
Overthinking leads to stress, and what does stress do to your body? I don’t think I need to repeat. Your thoughts are killing your skin. Yes, They are! Overthinking releases stress hormone, and high levels of Cortisol increases the risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Can you imagine you’re risking your life by overthinking and taking unnecessary stress for the situations that don’t even exist? All of this stress appears on your face and damages your skin. Huhh! Again aging you like hell!
Now, when you’re aware of what’s aging you, it’s better to make a few changes in your lifestyle. You might be wondering how these simple things can make a huge difference when it comes to skincare and protection against aging, but this is a truth you can’t either deny or ignore. These 8 habits aren’t too difficult to manage; you just need to be a little cautious in your routine and see the changes yourself. I hope you will be careful from now on to reverse the time with your flawless and forever young skin.
Love and Light!