When it comes to premature aging, your lifestyle and daily activities have just as much of an impact as the anti-age products that make up your daily beauty regimen. Here are five bad habits that age you inside and out.
Sleeping On Your Face
Sleeping face-down or on your side increases wrinkles due to sleep lines. So try to sleep on your back.
Your damage skin cells repair themselves at night while you sleep so don't sleep with your make-up on...it clogs your pores and may even detract from skin cell repair time.
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Forgetting daily moisturizer with sunscreen
My daily beauty regimen consists of Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen which includes REDEFINE Cleanser, Toner and AM face cream in the morning, followed by PM Face cream at night. This is key in presenting a fresh, glowing face each day. Unsightly creases and lines are much less noticeable when skin has been moisturized.
The AM Face cream ingredients include an SPF 30 which is key in decreasing your risk for skin cancer while boosting your youthful appearance. Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada in August 2014.
Eating Junk Food
Sugary foods can make your skin look dull and wrinkled. The next time you're in the mood for something sweet, choose fresh fruits, such as blueberries or blackberries. These berries are packed with antioxidants that help improve your skin.
Increased stress boosts the production of cortisol, a hormone in the body that breaks down skin cells. Though stress is unavoidable, limit its toll through meditation, a little quality time with your friends, or a little exercise. Being active is a wonderful and easy way to stay healthy and feel young.
Another reason to quit: Studies show that cigarette smoke actually ages skin by breaking down collagen and elastin. The result...thin, prematurely wrinkled skin that ages your appearance.