7 Habits that May Accelerate Your Skin Aging

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If you are worried about those fine lines and wrinkles in your face and rushing to buy premium anti-aging creams to combat them, the bad news is, those skin issues may not go away like that.

Why? Are not those expensive magic creams made for this purpose only?

The answer is both "yes" and "no." 

Yes, because premium skincare products work well depending on your skin condition. No, because without a healthy lifestyle, no product can reverse your skin aging.

In this post, we will walk you through seven habits that are aging your skin faster, and what you should do to restore your skin condition.

Here are seven habits:

  1. Eating Inflammatory Foods

The types of foods you are eating every day may cause those wrinkles. While having three meals a day, if the food items include white bread, butter/margarine, red meats, vegetable oils, or processed foods, they are not doing any good for your skin. 

These foods usually cause inflammation and are likely to accelerate wrinkle formation. To prevent or stop premature aging, consume foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linoleic acids (ALA), such as avocados, salmon, flaxseed oil, and olive oil. Besides, add fruits and vegetables to your diet as well. These foods will help you maintain the softness of your skin.

Read also: Different Types of Wrinkles that You Should Know 

  1. Consuming Alcohol

Happy Hours with your friends or colleagues on the weekend may be a way of de-stressing yourself, but it makes your skin age faster. As a natural diuretic, alcohol makes you dehydrated and saps the natural moisture from your skin. 

Besides, excessive drinking may also trigger outbreaks of rosacea and increases wrinkles, fine lines, and acne. If you drink regularly, your body cannot flush out all the toxins and impurities, and it will show up in your skin. 

  1. Smoking

The habit of smoking is no less harmful than consuming alcohol. No organ in the human body benefits from smoking, and doing it regularly can cause wrinkles. You may start noticing the damaging effects of smoking within a few years. 

A study by the Mayo Clinic shows that the nicotine content in cigarettes may cause narrowing of blood vessels in the outermost skin layers, leading to reduced circulation. Low blood supply means fewer nutrients. Many chemicals in nicotine destroy collagen, which will aggravate the skin issue. Kicking the habit will benefit your lungs, heart, and brain as well.

Read also: How to Find Your Real Skin Type for the Right Skincare Routine ?

  1. Excessive Workout

According to experts, moderate workout, which at 40 to 60 percent of your highest heart rate, is right for your heart, lungs, and overall weight management. Also, optimum exercise rejuvenates your skin. Working out at 70 to 80 percent of your heart rate is likely to damage your skin. It means that as long as you do short and moderate exercise, you will get dual benefits of both weight-loss and anti-aging.

  1. Sunbathing

Sunbathing and tanning your skin feels great, especially when the sunlight is moderate. However, too much of sunbathing can inflict a lot of damage to your skin. Besides developing wrinkles, excessive UV rays can weaken your skin cells and pose the risk of cancer. 

To protect your skin from the harmful UV rays, use sunscreen all day long if you need to step out every day. To get the maximum benefits of sunscreen, apply around one ounce of it with at least SPF 30 in the areas that are exposed to sunlight, including your face. Also, keep reapplying sunscreen every two hours, especially during those scorching summer days. 

  1. Wrong Makeup 

Proper makeup can help you hide flaws in your skin, including signs of aging. However, applying the wrong makeup can cause wrinkles and make your look older. 

For example, if you apply heavy foundations and powders in your face, they can develop into wrinkles around your eyes and mouth, making the fine lines prominent. 

To avoid such makeup mess, apply a lighter foundation or a tinted moisturizer to cover the age spots, and make your face glow. 

Also, keep a handy stock of facial blotting tissues to soak up excess oil from your face without smearing your makeup. 

  1. Lack of Sleep

Medical professionals vouch for eight hours of sleep every day. Primarily, the word "beauty sleep" refers to the fact that while sleeping at night, our skin works on regenerating and repairing itself automatically. However, the hectic schedule of the modern lifestyle makes it difficult to sleep that much. If you sleep less than seven hours daily, you will notice puffiness around the eyes. 

Over a third of adults in the US do not get the recommended hours of sleep per night, causing various adverse health effects, including a weak immune system, weight gain, lack of focus, sallow skin, and declining memory. Another alert! Avoid sleeping on one side of your face for too long as it develops wrinkles and sleep lines.

Aesthetic Skincare Treatment at Affordable Rates

If you notice signs of aging in your skin, try avoiding the listed habits to improve the skin condition. You can also undergo non-invasive aesthetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle fillers, non-surgical facelift, skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, etc.

At our aesthetic skincare clinic in San Jose, we offer advanced aesthetic skincare treatment at an affordable price. We adhere to all the safety regulations regarding social distancing and sanitization.

Call us today at 408-294-2399 for an appointment or write to info@RaniMD.com, and we will be glad to assist you.