As much aging is a natural process, skin aging can be triggered by doing some of these things or not doing some of them. Skin being the largest organ in the body and the most exposed organ needs to be taken great care of. Neglecting your skin will make it age faster and it’s a recipe for disaster especially when it comes to skin cancer.
Cigarette smoke: smoking is one of the things that makes you age faster because cigarette smoke depletes your body of Vitamin C, the key substance that keeps your skin supple and moist. Therefore, you need to stop smoking. It can be hard at first but once you have set your mind, nothing is impossible.
Sun exposure: Unprotected skin that is exposed to the sun gets dry fast and then wrinkles follow. Sun exposure is a catalyst for skin cancer so you need to keep your skin taken care of during sunny days. Avoiding sun is next to impossible so the best thing is to use sunscreen. Even on cloudy days, you ought to use it because clouds do not prevent you from ultraviolet rays. A sunscreen with SPF of 15 or higher is your best bet.
Lack of exercise: exercises are very important and more so for the largest organ in the body, the skin. Exercises help in toning your skin and encourage the blood to flow much better. If you don’t want your skin to age faster, then exercises should be your daily cup of tea. Smiling a lot is also a good exercise; it exercises your facial muscles.
Exposure to cold weather: exposure to strong winds and cold weather is also a catalyst to fast aging. Be sure to get yourself a good moisturizer to prevent your skin from drying.
Alcohol use: Alcohol contributes to aging skin because dehydrates your skin and our skin needs to be hydrated all the time. In the event that you take some alcohol, you need to take a lot of water to hydrate your body.
Lack of sleep: sleep is very important because when we are sleeping we are giving the body a chance to rejuvenate. All our organs including the skin need to rest and rejuvenate. If you don’t get enough sleep, you don’t get back to shape and the skin will also not rejuvenate. One way to know you are tired and you haven’t been getting enough sleep is by looking at the skin just below the eyes. There are black rings and sometimes they are swollen meaning you haven’t been getting enough rest. This is because blood has not been circulating well in that area as it should be.
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