10 Bad habits that are making you look old

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What you eat can greatly affect your appearance. The constant consumption of fast food and alcohol deprives your body of the essential nutrients it needs to function at full capacity, but the

harm of a bad diet does not stop there.

The system especially when it is high in sugar, will inevitably affect your skin from the inside out.

The process takes place when sugar molecules attach to the collagen and elastin proteins in the skin through a process called glycation.

This process produces advanced glycosylation free radicals that lead to inflammation and breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. So not eating enough fruits and vegetables is another habit that can lead to aging.

Without adequate antioxidants and phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables, we cannot fight free radical damage and we will be more prone to aging.

One study showed that with an increased intake of vegetables and fruits, the skin would glow, increasing a youthful appearance. Click the Open Button to Continue Reading

8- Poor skin care best skincare for eczema prone skin

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Basic skin care is a big deal when it comes to limiting the effects of aging. As tempting as it is to head to bed after a long day without washing your face, Dr. Youn says this is a big no-no. “This is a bad habit that really needs to not happen. Makeup, as well as the day’s grime, oil, and pollution, clog your pores and can result in acne. Your skin rejuvenates itself at night and cannot do this very well if it isn’t cleaned.”

Even if you’re a rock star about washing your face before bed, it’s equally important that you don’t skip the moisturizer.

Skin expert and founder of the skin care brand trillpiderm, Frank Fanning, told me, “By restoring moisture and lipids to skin, we, as humans, will have a body that has reduced lines and

wrinkles, reduced flakiness, softer feel, improved elasticity, better cell renewal (especially at night), and improved immune system response.” Click the Open Button to Continue Reading

9- Too many cocktails

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If your goal is to look younger, alcohol is not your friend.  “Alcohol is dehydrating and damaging to DNA, which can lead to a less youthful appearance,” LeBeau told me.

Meeting friends for cocktails every weekend can feel like no big deal, but it affects you over time. As Dr. Schlessinger stated, “Alcohol dehydrates the body causing skin to look red, blotchy, and bloated. Drinking alcohol prevents the production of vasopressin, and anti-diuretic hormone that the body uses to absorb water.

This causes the kidneys to work twice as hard to remove excess water from your system, leaving all of your organs, including your skin, dehydrated.” It’s best to skip the second drink and have a water with lime instead. Click the Open Button to Continue Reading

10- Drinking from a straw
Drinking from a straw seems so benign – maybe you even do it to help prevent dark liquids from staining your teeth.

At any rate, it might be time to retire your straws because pursing your lips to sip from a straw can lead to “smoker-style” lines surrounding your mouth.

Dr. Youn emphasizes that these smoker’s lines “can worsen and deepen with any activity that involves pursing your lips, including drinking out of a straw or drinking from a non-reusable water bottle.” Yikes.

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