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Everyday Habits That You Didn’t Know Can Make You Age Fast

Skin aging is probably one of the worst things that people wants to avoid. Avoiding bad and harmful habits is one way to slow down premature aging of the skin. But did you know that some everyday habits which you think are harmless can also make you age fast? Check out some of those daily habits.

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What Is Aging?

Aging is a natural process which cannot be prevented but you can slow down the aging of your skin. As you age, your skin suffers from natural tearing and wearing the same as in the other parts of the body. Most people satirically think that aging cannot be prevented just because they cannot find ways how to. But truth is that, skin aging can be avoided. Most skin changes due to aging can be avoided if you are able to determine the underlying cause. Unknowingly, your daily habits can actually contribute to skin aging. Find out some everyday habits that you can avoid that can slow down skin aging.

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Daily Habit #1 - You Are Multitasking

Daily Habit #1 - You Are Multitasking

If you are really not that good in multitasking better skip this habit. Most people think that multitasking is actually good but fact is… you don’t actually get anything done. Instead, you just become more stress than you are before. And you know how stress contributes to premature skin aging. Chronic stress can trigger the release of free radicals that are responsible in damaging the cells.

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Daily Habit #2 - You Never Skip Dessert

Daily Habit #2 - You Never Skip Dessert

Your sweet tooth is adding years to your skin. A sugar-packed diet is believed to make your skin dull and wrinkled. It is because of the natural process called “glycation”. Gylcation is process in which sugar molecules attached to proteins and form harmful molecules commonly called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs). It simply means that the more sugar you eat the more AGEs you develop. These AGEs damaged collagen and elastin that make your skin brittle and dry which can lead to wrinkles and sagging.

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Daily Habit #3 - You Sleep Less Than 5 Hours

Daily Habit #3 - You Sleep Less Than 5 Hours

Just because you are getting older, doesn't mean you don’t need as much sleep as before. To get optimal health, enough sleep is still a vital part. Lack of sleep can keep you from functioning all day. Too little sleep is bad for your overall health. It can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, mental sluggishness, attention problems and it can make you look tired and older. Moreover, sleeping with your face in the pillow can also contribute to premature skin aging. As you get older, you skin is not as springy as it when you are younger. When you sleep every night in the same position, the crease brought by the pillow can become permanent and can create wrinkles.

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Daily Habit #4 - You Spend Most Of Your Day Sitting

Daily Habit #4 - You Spend Most Of Your Day Sitting

When you sit for more than 30 minutes you body are beginning to store sugar into your cells which are the usual cause of belly fat and oversized waistline. Plus, it can also contribute to the development of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) which as mentioned above can damages collagen and elastin of the body. Moreover, inactive lifestyle can also increase your risk of obesity, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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Daily Habit #5 - You Don’t Use Anti-Aging Creams

Daily Habit #5 - You Don’t Use Anti-Aging Creams

A good anti-aging cream can keep wrinkles at bay. Using an anti-aging cream to protect your skin especially on the thinner area can shave off years on your face. Anti-aging creams that contains Manuka UMF honey is known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the skin and it can also keep the skin moisturize and protected. Anti-aging creams does not only keep your skin younger but it can also enhance your natural beauty.

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Daily Habit #6 - You Rarely Use Sunscreen

Daily Habit #6 - You Rarely Use Sunscreen

The sun is one of the culprits of premature aging. Skin aging is commonly due to sun damage. The sun contains ultraviolet rays that can penetrate into the skin. The harmful rays of the sun can damage the elastic fibers of the skin which keeps the skin firm. When the elastic fibers are damage, it can result to the appearance of wrinkles and age spots or liver spots on the hands, face and other areas that are exposed in the sun.

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Daily Habit #7 - You Are Wearing Too Much Makeup

Daily Habit #7 - You Are Wearing Too Much Makeup

Wearing too much makeup than necessary can make your skin age faster. Makeup especially those oil based makeup can clog in the pores of the skin and can cause outbreaks. Moreover, using cosmetic products with fragrances and irritating chemicals tend to make the skin dry and dull because of the loss of the skin natural oils. Premature lines and wrinkles may appear once natural oil in the skin is removed.

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Daily Habit #8 - You Are Crash Dieting

Daily Habit #8 - You Are Crash Dieting

Sure you want to cut out those extra pounds in preparation for the warmer weather. But crash dieting may not be a good idea. If you want to reduce weight, quick fixes are tempting but it can pose a threat to your health. Studies show that crash dieting can make you feel older as it suddenly reduce your energy level, mess with your concentration and can make you feel irritable and depressed. Crash dieting can also result to sagging and wrinkled skin because your skin doesn't have much time to adjust to weight loss which causes less elasticity of the skin.

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Daily Habit #9 - You Cut Out All Fats In Your Diet

Daily Habit #9 - You Cut Out All Fats In Your Diet

There are harmful fats in the body your need to flush out from your system but there are also good fats also known as unsaturated fats that contribute to better health. Fats like omega-3 fatty acids which you can get from fish, nuts, and olive oil is an anti-aging fat that protects your brain, heart, bones, joints, skin and more.

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Final Thoughts

You are aware of the bad habits that contribute to the fast aging of your skin and you are doing your best to avoid them. But did you know that your daily habits which you think are harmless can also make you age fast? Don’t waste all your efforts to achieve as younger looking skin. Don’t overlook these daily habits that are interfering with your efforts.