Do you look older than you are? In addition to genetics, there are many factors that contribute to your perceived age. We want to share 10 habits you should give up to look younger without botox or cosmetic surgery. Remember, it is never too late to start. So make these lifestyle changes now.
Bad Habits That Make You Age Faster
10. Low-fat Diets
To avoid wrinkles, it is essential to consume omega-3 fatty acids that help keep skin soft and smooth. A low-fat diet deprives us of this component, causing premature skin aging.
Here are other eating habits that will allow you to stay younger for longer.
9. Sipping Through A Straw
When drinking beverages through a straw, you should purse your lips, which can cause lines and wrinkles around the mouth. The same applies to smoke.
Try to drink directly from the glass, and if you smoke, do your best to quit. It can be a long and difficult process, but the benefits of quitting smoking are enormous.
Other tips on how to maintain healthy skin are here.
8. Sleeping On Your Side
Sleeping on your side, with your face squashed into the pillow, causes and increases wrinkles on the cheeks and chin. Experts say sleeping on your back is the best position to sleep and stay young, fresh and rested.
If you want more tips on how to sleep well, we invite you to read this article.
7. Bad Posture
Poor posture deflects the backbone of its normal alignment, and as a result, the muscles and bones become abnormally tense. Such damage causes pain and fatigue and can generally cause permanent deformities.
To improve your posture, we recommend these exercises.
6. Using Sun Protection Only On Vacation
Overexposure to UV rays is the main cause of premature skin aging. To protect yourself from the adverse effects of the sun, it is important to use your sunscreen, even when it is cloudy because clouds block only 20% of UV rays.
5. Overusing Your Heating System
Excessive use of artificial heating makes the indoor air very dry. Your skin and hair also dry out, and as a result, you get more wrinkles. Try to keep the heat lower in your home.
For more tips on maintaining healthy skin, we recommend that you read this article.
4. Say No To Sugar
We all know that sugar is bad for us, but so is stress, and sometimes you have to pamper yourself and give yourself up to your treats if that’s what makes you happy.
3. Watching Too Much TV
One study found that for every hour you watch television, your life expectancy decreases by 22 minutes. Experts recommend that you be sitting on the couch or sitting at the table, get up every half hour to walk.
If you work and find it difficult to get up all the time, we recommend these exercises that you can do in the office.
2. Lack of Sleep
Adults need at least 7 hours of sleep per night. Not getting enough sleep not only results in a tired appearance but also reduces your life. Experts recommend going to bed early if you notice a lack of energy, mental slowness, or weight gain.
This animated video demonstrates how a lack of sleep affects your brain.
1. Stress Due To Lack Of Organization
Several studies have shown that chronic stress causes serious damage to cells, which can speed up the aging process. Don’t get stuck, forget the saying ’leave for tomorrow what you can do today,’ and try to do everything on time.