While it’s unavoidable that your skin will age as you grow older, your personal habits can accelerate the aging process exponentially. Genetics certainly play a role, as some people are naturally blessed with smoother, clear-looking skin well in their golden years.
However, even these genetically lucky people must still steer clear of bad skin habits. The following habits will cause wrinkles and fine lines to form well before their time, while also dulling the appearance of your skin.
Sleeping on your side just feels right sometimes. It’s not so right for your face, as it can smash your skin into unnatural positions and create wrinkles and lines where there were none before. The best sleep posture for your skin is lying on your back, which can take some getting used to if you’re a devoted side sleeper. Sleeping on your back can also help you avoid breakouts, as contaminants from your pillowcase can be transferred to your face during the night.
Have you ever noticed how thin the skin around your eyes is? While beautiful, this area of the face is also more susceptible to wrinkling than areas with thicker skin. This is especially true when you constantly rub your eyes, which degrades your skin’s natural elasticity. Rubbing your eyes is also unhygienic, as you may inadvertently introduce bacteria or other contaminants without even realizing it.
Smoking is about the worst thing you can do to your body. Along with its numerous poor health effects, it also has a negative impact on the look of your skin. Nicotine restricts blood vessels, which prevents the proper flow of blood and oxygen to your skin. Over time, the lack of oxygen will cause your skin to lose its elasticity, which is a major factor in the development of wrinkles. If you don’t currently smoke, don’t start. And if you are a smoker, stopping now is the best course of action for clear skin and improved health.
Using a straw seems like a relatively innocuous habit (unless you count the impact on the environment). However, constantly pursing your lips while drinking will eventually cause lines to form around your mouth. Drinking from a straw every now and again won’t be much of an issue, but if you frequently drink from straws, consider enacting your own personal ban.
It takes a concerted effort to keeps wrinkles and lines at bay for as long as possible. Along with avoiding the above bad habits, you can also look to Hale Cosmeceuticals for all-natural anti-aging products.
All products are created using rigorous research and development, so you can rest assured that the claims we make are valid. We also don’t use animal products or test on animals, so you can use our products with a clean conscience. If you’d like to learn more or want to place an order, feel free to call 1-800-951-7005 today.