6 Habits That Make You Look Old

A clear, fresh and youthful face is all we ever want because who doesn’t want to look their best everyday? Here are some habits that will certainly adds 10 years onto your face, so better avoid doing it now, you guys:

1. You don’t wash your face before you sleep

Over the course of the day your skin and pores collect dirt and oil. Don’t go to sleep without thoroughly washing your face. If you don’t wash it all off before you hit the sheets, the dirt will clog your pores overnight and you’ll wake up with irritated skin that is quite the opposite of a healthy, glowing complexion.

2. Eating too much processed food

The modern American diet is arguably the biggest cause of premature aging. The main reason for this is the amount of excess sugar that exists in our food today. It contributes to dark circles under the eyes, wrinkles, dehydrated skin, and in some cases acne.

3. Avoiding Fat

Yes, you’re in dire need of a major fat loss but did you know that Healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids, calm inflammation throughout the body making your skin less likely to break out in acne, rosacea and other conditions that result in redness. Omega-3 also prevents the breakdown of plumping collagen and elastin fibers in the skin.

4. You blast your iPod

Nothing makes you feel 100 years old like having to cup your ear and say “Excuse me?” to get your friend to repeat herself…again. Hearing loss typically develops slowly, the result of prolonged exposure to thousands of high-decibel insults to the ear, many of which come from exposure to everyday gadgets, like iPods or hair dryers. MP3 players set at 50% volume can pump out sounds up to 101 decibels, well over the recommended safety threshold.

5. Don’t rely on makeup for sunscreen

Most makeup protects against UVB rays, but don’t block UVA rays, which cause fine lines, brown spots, enlarged pores and creepy-ness, Plus, you need to slather on a lot of makeup to get the sunscreen benefit

6. Applying products in a downward motion

We all know skin sags as it ages and regularly applying cleansers and moisturizers from top to bottom worsens that. Pulling down on the skin while washing your face or applying moisturizer can cause wrinkles, especially around the eyes, where skin is thinner. Luckily, it’s a simple fix: In addition to starting at your chin and working toward your forehead, always use a delicate touch.

 



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