Getting wrinkles is a phenomenon that you cannot run away from. As you grow, your age eventually begins to show on your face.
Many factors cause our skin to get wrinkles. Some we can’t do anything about because of the natural ageing process, but did you know that you can play an active role in influencing this? Check out some of the things you do on the regular which cause wrinkles.
1. The Sun
Both UVA rays, which penetrate the skin’s deepest layers, and UVB rays, which cause sunburn, can lead to premature ageing and wrinkles. Not only does staying out of the sun protect you from skin cancer, but it will also keep you looking young. This is why you need to wear sunscreen every time you’re stepping out.
Smoking can accelerate your skin’s normal ageing process, contributing to wrinkles. It may restrict blood flow to your skin making it difficult for skin cells to reach the oxygen and nutrients necessary to regenerate and stay healthy.
By smoking, you end up with fine lines around your mouth. Plus, the chemicals harm your skin, making it look grey and leathery.
3. Poor Diet
You really are what you eat you know? The skin is the largest body organ and so it’s no wonder that it’s the first to show the nutrient deficiencies you have including wrinkles.
A few studies have suggested that eating a plentiful amount of fresh vegetables and fruits may help prevent damage that leads to premature skin ageing. A diet high in sugar or other refined carbohydrates also promotes ageing.
4. Squinting when watching a computer screen or television
If you sit too close to or too far away from the computer or the TV, constantly straining and squinting to see the screen, you’re causing fine wrinkles around your eyes. Each time you squint, a groove forms underneath the skin.
5. Lack Of Sleep
Lack of sleep contributes to wrinkles because the pH of the skin is altered by not sleeping enough and that skin cells’ ability to remain hydrated. Additionally, it’s during sleep that toxins are flushed from the body. Be sure to get the recommended 6-8 hours a night for maximum health benefits; it’s called beauty sleep for a reason.
We guess someone has some lifestyle changes to do. We are sure if you take these things seriously, your skin will definitely improve.