Five Lifestyle Mistakes That Lead to Wrinkles
Dr. Farid Mostamand
Author of Ageless Skin obsession
The old adage about an ounce of prevention could have been written about those pesky fine lines and wrinkles that begin to make their appearance much sooner than we might have liked. Slowing the aging process is often just a matter of making simple lifestyle changes that effectively protect the skin and keep it looking younger for a much longer time.
Avoid these five lifestyle mistakes that can lead to the appearance of wrinkles, and then implement the simple changes suggested here to begin your preventative, anti-aging regimen today.
Mistake #1: Choosing other Beverages over Water
Failing to give your body the hydration it needs can lead to sagging skin and wrinkles. There is no easier anti-aging program than making sure you consume at least eight glasses of water every day. Feel free to add an occasional glass of red wine or a daily cup of green tea to your beverage program as well, since their 20
high levels of antioxidants protect the skin from free radical damage and act as natural anti-aging elements.
Mistake #2: Sleeping in Your Makeup
Leaving makeup on overnight clogs pores and prevents your skin from getting much needed time to breathe and recover from the stresses of the day. Remove makeup daily with a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type and follow up with a moisturizer that keeps your skin soft and supple. This is known to be one of main cause of Forehead Wrinkles.
Mistake #3: Postponing the Use of Skincare Products
You are never too young to begin an anti-aging skincare regimen that keeps free radicals at bay and promotes collagen and elastin production in the skin. Begin your anti-aging regimen as early as possible. It is much easier to prevent fine lines than it is to mask deeper wrinkles once they arrive. For best results, find products suitable to your age and skin type and get your regimen underway.
Mistake #4: Allowing Stress to Reign
Stress is a natural byproduct of our busy lives, but that doesn't mean we have to allow stress to take its toll on our skin. Find ways to manage stress through exercise, meditation, and other activities. Get a good night's sleep every night to give the body time to recharge and rejuvenate. Avoid stressed-out people who only serve to raise your blood pressure without providing constructive benefit to your life.
Mistake #5: Eating High Fat, Sugary Foods
Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and it makes sense that the foods you put into your body affect your skin. Skin looks best when it is fed a diet rich in nutrients like antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. Avoid pore-clogging fare like fried foods and those high in sugar to make your skin look more radiant and youthful from the inside out.
There is no doubt that many women worry about the effects of aging their skin, as evidenced by the number of anti-aging products on the market today. Keeping skin looking younger is often a matter of changing simple lifestyle habits. By avoiding these five common mistakes, you can enjoy younger, more radiant-looking skin throughout your life.
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