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Everyday Things That Could Be Prematurely Aging Your Skin

August 22, 2017

 

There are two types of wrinkles that occur on your skin: deep furrows and fine surface lines. Deep furrows are the result of repeated muscle contractions and are considered natural effects of aging. Years of laughter, for instance, often result in smile lines. 

However, fine surface lines are often caused by ultraviolet light from the sun. This is often why tanning is said to prematurely age your skin. But what else can cause your skin to wrinkle before its time? Surprisingly, quite a lot. Here are some everyday activities that could be causing your skin to age:

 

  1. Not wearing your glasses
    When you opt out of wearing your reading glasses, you end up squinting down at the page of your book or at the restaurant menu. Persistent squinting can result in crows feet along your eyes. 

    Crows feet can appear when you fail to wear your sunglasses as well. Routinely squinting to see through the harsh rays of the sun causes the muscles along the sides of your eyes to contract, causing the skin to consistently purse. To avoid crows feet as well as eye strain, wear your glasses when you need them.
     

  2. Washing your face too much
    It may not feel too great to go to sleep without washing your face, but if you're over-washing your face throughout the day you could be washing away your skin's essential oils. These oils are what help keep your pores clear of dirt and grime and keep your skin hydrated. When you wash your face too often, it can cause your skin to dry out and wrinkle over time.
     

  3. Sipping on straws
    Consistently pursing your lips around a straw can result in deep lines along your lips as you age. This is often one of the common causes of wrinkles in those who smoke cigarettes, too! To avoid these kinds of wrinkles, sip from the glass or cup rather than using a straw. Not only will it be more more environmentally friendly, but it'll also be more friendly to your skin.


There are a vast number of surprising things that can age your skin and your face. Fortunately, there are also ways you can combat those wrinkles as you age. To rejuvenate your skin, fight forehead lines, and conquer liver spots, seek wrinkle treatment at a medical spa or laser center near you.

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