Everyone thinks that they’re doing all the best for their skin but maybe you’re making a few mistakes along the way. You surely buy all the best products and use them regularly but if you have the following habits they are damaging your skin.
- Sun protection
It’s crucial to always wear sunscreen if you want to protect your face from premature aging. 90% of all face wrinkles are from unprotected sun exposure and just 10% are genetic. Always wear a 30SPF sunscreen when you go out. Even if it’s cloudy the sun can still reach your skin and cause irreparable damage.
Have you heard about frown lines? They appear because you frown and make a sad face which creates a bad facial posture.
Try to move your ears without touching them. It creates an open expression and you can’t frown at the same time. Just try, even if you can’t do it, just trying has a positive effect on your face.
- Not sleeping enough
Your skin repairs while you sleep so if you aren’t getting enough sleep your skin doesn’t have the time to repair itself. Recent studies show that people who don’t sleep enough or can’t fall asleep fast have more wrinkles and less elasticity than those who sleep enough.
The average adult needs 7-8 hours of good night sleep, so for better skin try to stick to this rule.
- Eating too much sweet
If you eat too much sugar you speed up the aging process called glycation, according to the New Orleans dermatologist Patricia Farris, MD. It attacks the collagen and elastin in your skin and your skin loses its elasticity, making it wrinkly and saggy.
For proper skin care you need to change your diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables and fish, while avoiding sugar.
Smoking is the most damaging habit when it comes to skin care. It doesn’t just harm your lungs and heart.
If you’re a smoker you probably have lip lines because they form with every smoke you inhale. While when the smoke gets in your eyes, which is quite often, you squint and repeated squinting leads to crow’s feet.
If you’re a smoker try your best to quit it!