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10 Bad Habits Causing Premature Aging

Premature Aging

Salt and pepper is not longer a hairstyle among those in their early thirties, instead it’s a dreadful sight that most people would like to avoid. That’s because gray hair in early thirties is a clear sign of premature ageing and nobody wants to look old. However, premature ageing means that something is not right and needs to be fixed. Now while you are wondering what that “something” could be.

Here’s A List Of Top 10 Reasons That Are Causing Premature Ageing:

Zero Figure Diets

Avoid having a zero figure unless you want to look like an old hag who does not get even a frugal meal. Excess fat is bad but depriving your body from what’s essential for its normal function is worse. Your facial fat is no exception and losing too much of it can bring about a gaunt and aged appearance. Sagging is yet another problem associated with loss of facial fat. Another problem with zero figures is that you cannot remain dead skinny all your life and tend to gain more weight once you go off that zero figure diet. This extreme loss and gain of weight stretches the skin and this stretching can also cause sagging. So while dieting is healthy, don’t overdo it.

Zero Figure Diets

Stress

If you don’t want your cortisol breaking down collagen and causing skin sagging and wrinkles, then try to find a way to beat stress. Cortisol is your stress hormone and that is released every time you lose your calm. So if you have a short fuse or are a branded spitfire, then that can be a major cause for you to age faster than the rest. An easy way to overcome temperamental issues is to try out the laughter therapy. When somebody really ticks you off, then try laughing in his face. Sounds crazy but people around get used to it in a month or two.

Stress

Insomnia

Sleep is one of the best ways to repair damaged cells and give your skin its natural radiance. Depriving the body of its natural defences just because you need a pat on your back from your boss doesn’t sound like a good idea. Also that’s not being fair to the rest of your body that can suffer from lack of sleep. Some serious health conditions associated with lack of sleep includes stress, anxiety, clinical depression etc… Lack of sleep can also impact your quality of work. So the next time you are on a project, plan well and stick to it.

Insomnia

Water

You need water to get your skin cells to function normally. This normal function includes creation of new skin cells, repairing the damaged skin cells and flushing out of the dead skin cells. That’s why keeping yourself hydrated is essential for your skin to remain youthful. Over 70 percent of the body is made up of water. The skin cells, muscles and even the brain which is the central nervous system are mostly made up of water. So make sure that you drink adequate water despite the bad wash-room at your office.

Take Plenty Of Water

Chemicals On Your Skin

Make up is not all that bad but using heavy make up all the time can surely harm your skin. The damage that make up can cause can actually make you look a lot older than your age. Looking older does not necessarily mean wrinkles only. In fact damaged skin cells add a much older look to a person. So one can be a real damsel at a party with some make up on, but one should not have that on all the time. Also taking off your make up before you go to sleep is important. The same goes for facials and spa treatments, all of which contain chemicals. The chemicals used on your skin are after all chemicals. There are many natural ways to look good and you can easily find many simple scrubs and facials that you can make and use at home.

Chemicals On Your Skin

Smoking

Many people smoke because it helps them lose weight quickly but end up with dark lips, wrinkles around their lips and bags under their eyes. It is now a proven fact that those who smoke look old faster. Cigarettes contain nicotine and that messes up with the Oxygen level in your blood by thinning your blood vessels. This reduction of Oxygen level in the blood causes your skin to age faster and that in turn causes premature ageing. Nicotine is not at all great for your overall health because it messes up with a lot of functions such as Collagen production and obstructs the supply of Vitamins A and C to your body.

Smoking

Alcohol

Alcohol is bad for your skin and a complete no for your body’s ability to absorb Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C, all of which are essential to beat premature ageing. Your body’s collagen production also slows down with drinking alcohol because Vitamins A and C are not being absorbed by the body. The worst thing that alcohol does is that it dehydrates your body and you can imagine what happens to skin cells that have inadequate supply of vital nutrients and are also deprived of their elixir, water.

Limit Alcohol Intake

Lack Of Nutrition

Your body needs certain nutrition to keep it going and if that’s being blocked in some manner, then that can cause unfavourable outcomes such as premature ageing. Alcohol and nicotine are two causes for such blockage of vital nutrients. One such nutrient is Vitamin A and that helps regenerate cells and keeps your skin younger. Vitamin A deficiency can also impair your body’s natural ability to produce collagen, cause dryness in the skin and cause dullness in the skin. Vitamin C is water-soluble and your body needs a fresh supply every day to have a younger looking skin.

Lack Of Nutrition

Lack Of Moisture

Your body has the required moisture, but still depending on the weather you do need to find a way to keep yourself adequately moisturised. Without that your skin can dry up and that can also cause skin ageing. Irrespective of the climate you need to make sure that you are adequately moisturised. If you live in snowy regions or colder regions, then picking an intensive moisturiser that’s more effective is always better.

Lack Of Moisture

Lack Of Exercise

Your body needs a reason to sweat it out and that makes your skin look younger. Sweating is the reason you look good when you are just done with a sauna. Also exercises ensure healthy blood circulation and that’s supposed to be good for the skin.

Lack Of Exercise