Wrinkles are a natural effect of getting older, but their severity varies from person to person. You walk into a drug store and there at least a dozen different skin care products that promise the same effect, but are any of the promises satisfying enough to make you use those products? Humans are conscious, especially about their skin. No one wants to settle for anything less than the best for their skin care needs.
Ever wondered why your friend from the same age group has less severe wrinkles on their face than you do?
Here are 5 regular habits that are adding to the worsened condition of your skin wrinkles:
You don’t use Sunscreen:
The biggest enemy of your skin when it comes to wrinkles is exposure to the sun. Obviously, you can’t completely avoid sun contact but you can limit the exposure. And make sure you apply sunscreen with an SPF 30 or more before direct sun exposure, even if it’s for a little while.
You chew a lot of gum:
It may seem harmless, but chewing gum has an adverse effect on your face wrinkles. When you chew gum, it causes your mouth to form different shapes. If you chew gum frequently, these shape formations result in downward turn in the mouth’s corners and broad muscle at the button of your jawline. Once they’re done, they’re hard to get rid of so best stick to mints, or breath strips.
You sleep the wrong way:
Do you have a habit of sleeping on your stomach?
When you consistently snuggle your face against the pillow, it causes creases on your face and eventually leads to visible wrinkles. Also frowning in your sleep puts at risk of developing wrinkles. Best advice would be to sleep on your back, or get a copper pillowcase.
You love to smoke:
Of all the reasons that you must quit smoking for, your pretty face makes it to the top of the list.
Smoking blocks the oxygen and nutrients your skin needs to nourish and restricts the blood flow to your skin, which causes you to look older. Additionally, the chemicals a cigarette contains tear down the skin’s fiber and elastin, causing bold lines around your mouth.
You can’t control your sweet tooth:
Binging on sugar or sugary foods won’t just give you a bulging belly, but it can also damage your skin.
Alexiades-Armenakas says, “Sugar molecules bind to tissues by a process called glycation,” which develops skin harmful molecules in your bloodstream which in turn damage the collagen, elastin, and fiber necessary for a tight and firm skin.
While these everyday habits can help you ward off early appearance of wrinkles, know that wrinkles are inevitable and bound to occur on your skin at some point of your life. Thanks to science and technology, there is now a painless and permanent way to have a wrinkle-free skin.