Did you know that some of your everyday habits could be aging you prematurely? That sounds awful, doesn't it? Let's take a closer look at the things we're doing that can age us more quickly, without even knowing it.
Table of contents:
- lack of sleep
- skipping the sunblock
- winter weather
- gel manis and pedis
- refined sugar
Okay, we already know how bad smoking is for us -- it's bad for our hearts, lungs, and it's also terrible for our skin. Smoking can age you, inside and out, so now's the time to quit!
2 Lack of Sleep
The expression "beauty sleep" really does have its foundation in reality: skipping or cutting short your eight hours of Zzzs can age you, so get to bed early, and sleep sound, sweetie!
3 Skipping the Sunblock
Sun exposure can ravage your skin with wrinkles, spots, and a leathery look, and that's besides the dangers of skin cancer. So make sure you're protected from the sun, starting now.
4 Winter Weather
Winter air is cold and dry, which can age your skin, too. Use a humidifier, and use a creamy moisturizer in the winter, to keep your skin hydrated and happy.
5 Gel Manis and Pedis
Sure, the gel manis and pedis last practically forever, but did you know the special UV light they use to set the topcoat can actually age your skin, just like a tanning bed? Yikes!
6 Refined Sugar
Refined sugar can make you hyper, and pack on pounds, but it can also lead to wrinkles. Who knew?
Aside from making you feel miserable, stress can also make you look haggard and old before your time. Practice yoga, seek therapy, exercise, meditate, use a stress ball; find something to help you cope with your stressors before you look like a granny at 24.
Which of these bad habits will you kick so you can keep your youthful glow? Is there something else I need to add to my list?
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