Things you may be doing to age yourself…
I’m here to be your best friend right now and give it to you straight. You are aging yourself & I’m sure you didn’t even realize you were doing it, however, now you’ll know better.
- Not thoroughly removing your makeup before bed.
A neutrogena wipe will not cut it girlfriend,I am sorry. They are great but they must be followed by a full on skincare routine. It does not substitute a facial cleanser. Makeup actually clings to free radicals in the environment (often from pollution), so not washing off makeup gives these harmful impurities an even greater opportunity to damage your skin. Free radicals are known to break down collagen, which over time results in fine lines and premature aging.
Smoking changes the skin, teeth, and hair in ways that can add years to your looks. It affects everything from your fertility to the strength of your heart, lungs, and bones. Quitting smoking can improve your appearance. As blood flow gets better, your skin receives more oxygen and nutrients. This can help you develop a healthier complexion. If you stay tobacco-free, the stains on your fingers and nails will also disappear.
- Drinking alcohol
As much as I enjoy a spicy margarita every so often I must stop. Extrinsic aging is when your skin ages faster than it should because of your environment and how you live. That’s where alcohol comes in — it dehydrates you and dries out your skin. You can slow that down by drinking less. “Alcohol is actually one of the worst, most aggressive compounds to destroy your skin,” says New York nutritionist Jairo Rodriguez.
If you do drink, what’s the best alcohol to choose? “Different alcohols have different effects on the skin, but as a general rule, the clearer, the better: vodka, gin, and tequila get out of your system quicker.
- Eating sugary foods
Sugar damages your skin through a natural process called glycation. The sugar in your bloodstream attaches to proteins and produces harmful free radicals called advanced glycation end products (AGEs). As AGEs accumulate (the more sugar you eat, the more they develop), they damage the proteins around them. But ughhh have you ever had airhead xtremes rainbow strips?!
- Sleeping on your side
If you sleep on your side or on your stomach, your face might be pressed into your pillow, causing your skin to fold up and form vertical wrinkles. Since we all spend around a third of our lives asleep, these “sleep lines” get repeatedly reinforced and etched into your skin over time, like folds in leather shoes. I am actively training myself to become a back sleeper because I’ve just noticed sleeping lines on the left side of my face.
- Not using spf
Sun-exposed skin can gradually lose moisture and essential oils, making it appear dry, flaky and prematurely wrinkled, even in younger people, according to Harvard Medical School. If you don’t wear sunscreen, you will damage your skin’s collagen and connective tissue … This leads to loss of elasticity and increased wrinkles
- Not drinking water
People who drink plenty of water may slow symptoms of skin aging and wrinkles. On the other hand, people who do not drink sufficient amounts of water may suffer from sagging, dry, and lusterless skin. Also, the chances of suffering from allergies, pimples and acne are increased for those who don’t drink enough water. Drink all the water-pee all the time.
Well that’s all folks, let me know if you are guilty of any of these aging culprits @Selena_WillCutYou. See you next week!