9 Daily Habits That Age Your Skin And Face Faster
Even though aging is normal and unavoidable, the time when we experience our first aging signs and how intense or visible they are is directly affected by our daily habits.
The healthier our lifestyle and skincare habits are, the more resistant to aging our skin can be.
So, let’s have a look at 9 daily habits that age your skin and face faster and what can you do about it.
Not Wearing A Sunscreen Face Cream Daily
Everybody is telling you how important the use of a sunscreen is even during those days that the weather is not sunny, but how often do you actually remember to put that advice into practice?
A lot of women admit that they don´t use a face sunscreen daily and although they know it is very important, they tend to forget it. Did you know that apart from the dangerous effects of the sun on our skin, sun radiation accelerates skin aging as well?
More specifically, it can cause collagen damage, free radical formation, and pigment spots such as sun spots or age spots.
Not Properly Removing Makeup Or Cleansing The Face Before Going To Bed
At night, our skin regenerates itself. Luckily our skin has its own repairing mechanisms. By not properly cleansing our face at night or removing makeup, we make it harder for our skin cells to regenerate.
This can lead to various skin problems such as dryness, fine lines, uneven skin tone and even skin sensitivity.
Neglecting to cleanse your face at night can also lead to the accumulation of dead skin cells, which results to clogged pores, acne breakouts and other types of blemishes including blackheads and whiteheads.
Clogged pores can make our skin look dull and less youthful overall.
Over exfoliation and the use of the wrong products to exfoliate our skin can do a lot more harm than good to our skin.
Both of these habits cause its outer layer, also known as the protective barrier, to become weaker and therefore more vulnerable to all kinds of environmental threats.
A weaker protective barrier is also more vulnerable to the appearance and development of skin aging signs.
Forgetting To Moisturize After Exfoliation
Exfoliators remove dead skin cells but a lot of these products and especially face scrubs imbalance the hydrolipidic barrier of the skin albeit temporarily.
To restore the balance fast, we need to boost the complexion with effective moisturizers that prevent the loss of moisture and protect it from dryness.
Starting To Use An Eye Cream Too Late
The skin around the eyes is very thin, about 10 times thinner than the skin of the face. Other factors that contribute to the aging of the skin around the eyes are the eye expressions, the lack of sebaceous glands in this area as well as the fact that our eyes are daily exposed to harmful environmental conditions.
That is why dermatologists recommend the use of lightweight moisturizing eye cream in the mid-20’s.
Using Mobile Phones Excessively
The skin of the neck is thinner than that of the face, so the repeated neck inclination downwards to check our mobile screen puts a lot of pressure on the neck muscles.
This can lead to the formation of horizontal lines, similar to those face lines, which can eventually become permanent wrinkles due to the physiology of the skin.
Following Crash Diets That Lack Essential Nutrients
The majority of crash diets largely lack essential nutrients such as unsaturated omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, vitamins and other nutrients.
This can negatively affect the health of the skin and cause intense dryness, dullness, uneven skin tone and other effects which can gradually lead to premature skin aging.
Overconsumption Of Alcohol
As a strong diuretic, alcohol causes dehydration. Overconsumption of alcohol can lead to dull skin which sometimes peels off. Also, fine lines start appearing in the corner of the eyes or around the lips, the skin starts losing its elasticity and wrinkles become deeper.
Lack Of Sufficient Or Proper Sleep
Adequate and good quality sleep is very important not only for your general health but for your skin health as well.
When sleep is not sufficient, the natural skin repairing mechanisms and the stratum corneum is negatively affected. The protective skin barrier becomes weaker and the skin becomes more vulnerable to aging.
In conclusion, knowing about the daily habits that age your skin and face faster is very important for delaying signs of aging and reduce the ones that already exist.