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As you age, it is natural for your skin to become thinner and drier. You begin to notice fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots and other signs of aging. But did you know that sometimes you unwittingly contribute to the process and speed it up? Yes, that’s true. Some of the most common everyday habits, like going to bed late, can cause premature skin aging, make you look much older than you are.
If you want to keep your skin looking young and healthy for a long time, read to on to find out which daily habits silently advance skin aging:
1. You are not getting enough sleep
Going to bed late doesn’t just make waking up more difficult. It also takes a toll on the health of your skin. In a clinical study by the Cleveland University Hospitals Case Medical Center, it was found that women who slept less than five hours experienced more common signs of aging like hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and lack of firmness than women who slept for 7 to 9 hours every day.
2. You don’t use sunscreen everyday
Sun exposure plays a big role in skin aging, which is why it is important that you protect yourself from it as much as possible by wearing sun-protective clothing and sunglasses, and more importantly, using a sunscreen regularly. Before you step out of your house, even on rainy days, make sure you apply a broad-spectrum facial sunscreen with SPF 50. Reapply it every two hours.
3. Your diet is high in sugar
Sugar has numerous undesirable effects on our health. Here’s another one to add to the list: sugar can cause premature aging. Sugar molecules attach themselves to proteins like collagen in your bloodstream and make them rigid. This process is known as glycation and it is responsible for loss of firmness and elasticity, thus making your skin age faster.
4. You don’t take your makeup off before going to bed
When you are exhausted after a long, tiring day, it can tempting to simply jump into bed without taking your makeup off. Well, avoid doing that. Makeup traps in dirt, dust, oil and other impurities in your skin, which can cause free radical damage, which, in turn, speeds up skin aging.
These are some of the most common causes of premature skin aging, and they can afflict anyone. If you too have been noticing fine lines and wrinkles, get in touch with us at Skin Restoration. We offer various facial restoration treatments like face sculpting and PDO thread lift (using collagen building threads).
For those who want a non-surgical procedure to treat the signs of aging, PDO threads is a great choice for you. It involves usinglifting threads for your face, which promote collagen production and neovascularization. This procedure enhances the texture of your skin and results in more elasticity and fewer lines and wrinkles.