Habits that are making you look older:How to improve Them?

Habits that are making you look older:How to improve Them?

There is no one who can escape time. No one can ever stay at the same age. You’ll get older and your body will age. Yet, there are many people out there who are in their sixties but are still maintaining the gorgeous look of their forties. Again, some look like fifty despite they’re in their thirties. So, what’s going on?

A very few individuals hit the jackpot of genetic advantage for staying younger even at an older age. However, lifestyle choices and daily habits are one of the most important factors in the process of aging. Here are some of the harmful habits you should be avoiding right now if you wish for a bright, wrinkle-free look into your life’s later chapters. These tips are effective for slowing down the aging effect.

Sunscreen skipping: If your skin is regularly exposed to UV, it can cause free radicals to damage elastin, collagen and your skin cells. Sure, it’s a bit annoying to apply your sunscreen every single time you are going outside. Sun damage does not only lead to cancer but also causes wrinkles, sun spots, and even premature aging of the skin. So, don’t forget to put your sunscreen on. The UV rays from the sun can destroy your youthful and radiant skin. If you have a hard time remembering to put on your sunscreen, you can use a daily moisturizer with added SPF for protection.

Sleep deprivation: Sleep is a very essential part of our body. Proper sleep is necessary for maintaining that young look for a longer time. Even if you are not feeling tired, you should get sleep on a regular basis. Studies suggest that poor sleep and not enough of it can essentially accelerate the signs of aging like the decrease in skin elasticity, fine lines etc. The skin of tired people doesn’t tend to recover well from environmental toxins and sun exposures so set a routine for bedtime, and stick to it.

Harboring anger and grudges: Anger, grudge-holding, and stress etc. does not only wreak havoc on your insides but also leads to premature aging. Attitude plays a very important role in your overall health. Such an attitude can turn you extremely rigid that can literally stiffen the body. A rigid person, without being able to relax, cannot heal properly. The body is very efficient in healing itself. However, it must relax for this to be done. Holding onto anger is actually associated with heart disease while depression is linked to cellular aging. It’s very difficult to avoid stress altogether but there are a number of positive ways to lessen stress significantly, for example, exercising, meditation, yoga, and regular social engagement.

Smoking: Smoking is a notorious cause for accelerating the aging process. The chemicals present in the smokes starve the skin of oxygen and other toxic ingredients contribute to premature aging. For example, smokers develop sagging eyelids, sagging chin, bags under the eyes, and deep wrinkles around the mouth faster. Photos of identical twins with one smoking are enough evidence to convince the most skeptical smokers out there.

You wear too much makeup: Wearing makeup is a very common exercise among nearly everyone around the world. Our skin loses oil and moisture with age. Caking on the foundation with powder seems to help cover those unwanted spots and discoloration. However, in the end, those accelerate wrinkles and uneven skin textures. If you use makeup a lot, change your habit. Keep your makeup light, especially if your skin is on the dry side. If possible, no foundation at all is way better. Don’t use too much foundation and/or too dry, or the wrong shade.

You have tech neck: When you look down at your smartphone, it causes an awful shape of your body. If you remain in that position for hours every single day, it can lead to unnecessary sagging and wrinkles of the neck. So, if you are not able to cut down on your screen time, at least adjust your device position to a higher level.

You drink too much alcohol: Dehydration is one of the most impacting factors for premature aging. Considering alcohol takes away moisture from the skin, it’s a sure boost for the faster aging of your skin. Booze also tends to contribute to inflammation, puffiness, and redness. If you are addicted to drinking, try to lower your consumption of alcohol to once or twice a week. Try to stick with those liquors that the body processes more efficiently.

Neglecting a healthy diet: Dieting is helpful for dropping your extra weight. However, improper dieting can lead to wrinkled skin. There are a number of available healthy fats (olive oil, avocado, Brazil nuts etc.) that are vital for keeping yourself in a healthy state including your skin.

Wear a hat and sunglasses: It does not matter how long you are staying in the sun, wearing a hat and sunglasses is paramount for keeping your skin youthful. Those will not only protect your skin from harmful UV rays and sunburns but also fight against, unnecessary squinting that leads to deep creases around the eyes. Get yourself a broad-brimmed hat and a pair of colorful sunglasses that you will love to wear anytime you are going outside.

Getting too much screen time: You may be concerned about UV exposure from sunlight but there are also other equivalents UV sources that are around you. For example, all the digital devices with a colorful, bright monitor emit another type of light, the HEV (high-energy visible). HEV is, in many cases, purported by beauty experts as the equivalent of UV light. Of course, those smart gadgets monitors emit UV. If you are staring at screens all day long, it’s high time to invest in a new primer that would filter the UV and HEV light.

Not staying active: Working out is an important part of staying healthy, However, working out keeps your muscles and skin taut. That is, exercise is proven to keep the skin healthier for a longer period by supplying better blood flow to the outer layers, boosting oxygen levels and sweeping away harmful waste products. Another important reason for renewing your gym membership.

You are ignoring Moisturizer: Moisture is an important factor in keeping your skin in good condition, especially for skins that are dry or extremely oily. If your skin is not moisturized regularly, you are speeding up the aging of your skin. Drink enough water and keep your skin hydrated throughout the day to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay.

Drink enough water: Your body is full of water (about 60%). There’s no better thirst quencher. Water has zero calories, fills you up, and keeps your metabolism running more smoothly. This, in turn, helps the skin to function properly. The recommended amount, (8 glasses daily). This will flush all the toxins out of your body while keeping everything in shape, including your precious skin.

Conclusion

There is no fountain of youth and the rate of aging varies from person to person. However, by cutting down the aforementioned bad habits, you can stay youthful longer. With these tips in effect, your skin will keep fresh, glowing and beautiful, no matter how old you are!  Cheers!

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By |2019-01-22T05:44:39+00:00October 25th, 2018|Health tips|13 Comments

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  1. David Bailey October 27, 2018 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Good piece of information!Thank you for sharing this magnificent information. This blog helps me.

    • Delores October 28, 2018 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      Hi David,
      I am glad this was helpful for you. Please come
      back for more soon.
      Thank you.
      Delores

      • David Bailey October 31, 2018 at 3:17 am - Reply

        Sure Delores now and then will visit this site to enrich my knowledge. Thank you

  2. Heather Carr October 30, 2018 at 3:11 am - Reply

    OMG! The point “You have tech neck” – I can’t believe this. I think many of us don’t know about that. Very informative post. All tips are amazing!!!!

    • Delores October 31, 2018 at 1:34 am - Reply

      Hi Heather,
      I am glad that you like the article and
      found something in it that interest you.
      All the best to you.
      Delores

  3. zuchii December 6, 2018 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    No one want or like to grow old but unfortunately we all don’t have a choice , aging is a must however, unknown to us we also contribute to our aging process though various habits and some of our activities.

    I totally agree with all the point raised, the one i am guilty of is having a tech neck; Every day i stare t my phone and laptop for a minimum of 6 hrs, sometimes i feel the stress but i often times don’t have a choice  as work must be done.

    • Delores December 7, 2018 at 4:05 am - Reply

      Hi zuchii,

      Thanks for your comment. It’s so true that everyone has to get old. It is a way of life but there are small thing that we can do to hasten the process. I think with working with all these state of the art gadgets, we can have side effects from them. We all have to learn to use them and our time wisely. Thanks for reading.

      Have a nice day,

      Delores

  4. Fredery December 6, 2018 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    “bright monitor emit the HEV (high-energy visible). HEV is, in many cases, purported by beauty experts as the equivalent of UV light” wait… what? That is something you do not see everyday. I had know idea about this. Guaooo. But I question..

    I spend all day long on my cellphone and other devices… 

    How much time can I be exposed to this HEV without consequences?

    Thanks for your answer beforehand!

    • Delores December 7, 2018 at 3:52 am - Reply

      Hi Fredery,

      Thanks for reading. I an glad that you have found something from reading that interest you. I will have to look further into this to find out more about the consequences. In the meantime , take care and don’t overdo it.

      All the best,

      Delores

  5. AnnetteCristina December 6, 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Once I hit my mid-fifties I really started working harder to stay healthy and lose some extra pounds. Although through exercise I keep pretty fit and tight, the pounds just don’t want to fall off! I stay away from processed foods, follow a low carb and sugar diet, love sunshine and long walks but always use sunscreen and take care of my skin. What I definitely struggle with is drinking enough water. I have my husband reminding me now, so that helps. Using those little bottles of flavor drops in water also helps a little. Anyway, it’s definitely my achilles heal.

    • Delores December 7, 2018 at 3:41 am - Reply

      Hi Annette,

      Thanks for reading. Hope it was helpful. It’s nice to know that you are doing everything you can to stay healthy and that your husband is helping you with your goal. Try to have have water with your meals and between meals. You can also take a bottle with you when you go out. Everything helps. Hope everything is working well for you.

      All the best to you,

      Delores

  6. bijan amid December 6, 2018 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Guidelines for healthy living in  order to slow down aging and prolonging your life are very much beneficial for all ages.I believe all the points mentioned in the website (for lesser or more degree) have some effect on the process of slowing down the aging.

    The most important step in becoming healthier will be :

    1- To learn about the factors that would effect ones health.

    2- To decide to change ones habits and ones life style in order to obey the guidelines.

    3- Stick with the guidelines as much as possible in order to enjoy a healthier life.

    Conclusion: The guidelines were well prepared and well written and it provides information for anyone wishing to enjow a healthier and longer life.

    • Delores December 7, 2018 at 3:22 am - Reply

      Hi Amid,

      Thank you for commenting.I agree with you that learning about the factors that will affect your health, changing your habits, and stick to the guidelines will be beneficial to live a healthy life for many years. We only have to practice.

      Best regards

      Delores

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