Finding yourself getting older faster than you think? When it comes to skin aging that your habits and lifestyle matter a lot. You are making choices about how to live every single day, and if you are choosing to live in an unhealthy way, it will eventually make you skin age faster.
One way to prevent your skin getting older is to be aware of so-called “harming activities”, if you can keep a distance with them, you will have a lower speed of the process of skin aging. Now keep these activities in mind and make sure to take them into account in your next choice.
1. Smoke from Cigarettes
You should have known that no matter you are smoking a cigarette or you are being smoked by breathing the second-hand cigarette smoke, it will surely damage your lungs as well as age your skin. Studies have already proved that being exposed our skin into cigarette smoke will dramatically add skin wrinkles and make your skin dry as a bone. Unless apples which are the factories of Vitamin C (crunch on a middle sized apple will get you 14% DV of Vitamin C), cigarette smoke is really a VC killer. It can deplete your Vitamin C in a very fast rate, not to mention that VC is an essential element for maintaining your skin moist and plump. Research shows that putting yourself around a cigarette smoke environment is no difference than exposing your skin under UV radiations for the sunshine.
Now we come to the sunshine part, things which you should know is that being exposed under sunshine without any protections, your skin will be mottled and loosen, and the freckles finally will become sun spots as well as the wrinkles increase. We have mentioned UV rays above before, this factor will be one of the reasons of skin cancer. Well you can still look on the bright side and taking actions to protect your skin from the sun, put on some sunscreen with SPF of 15 or higher even on seasons besides summer will be a smart choice, and a parasol should be helpful when you trying to prevent your skin from ultraviolet rays. Remember clouds will not work as parasols, get yourself a parasol when needed.
3. Seldom or never doing exercises
You may have heard the saying that sitting there for a long time will kill you prematurely. It may be a little exaggerated but living a sedentary life is also a reason of how your skin getting aged. Since exercises can tone your muscles and get your blood flowing. No matter which anti-aging skin care program you are taking part in, doing exercises should be a very important part of it.
4. Drinking Alcohol
Drinking too much alcohols will give you a red face simply because alcohol can expand your small blood vessels in your skin and increase the blood flow of the surface of the skin. As time passed, the small blood vessels can be destroyed permanently. That’s why you will see a flushed appearance, the broken vessels on the skin’s surface.
5. Not Enough Sleep
You will feel tired if you don’t get enough sleep, and in other people’s eyes that is how you look as well. You will get the “exhausted sign” on your face esp. below your eyes (dark circles under them) firstly, and the skin on your face will get sagged as well. You may already know that short sleep time is the main cause of losing memories and depressed feelings, and they will have a negative effect on your day-time activities. Study has shown that human needs at least 8 hrs. of sleep time every evening. If you do have a sleep problem, try to take less coffee in your daily life and listen some soft music before you go to bed. More tips for a sound sleep could be found at: 7 Healthy Tips for a Sound Sleep