wrinklesxMost of the time, many of us are guilty of bad habits that accelerate the wrinkling of our skin. Therefore, if you want to remain fresh faced and avoid the surgeon’s knife, you will be careful to steer clear of the habits that increase premature skin aging.

Always remember to clean your make up at the end of the day and moisturise your face. Sleeping without cleaning whatever is left of the make up on your face gives it all night to sip into your skin, thereby clogging pores and damaging collagen. This can lead to having wrinkles.

Too much exposure to sun is bad for the skin. The face and hands are particularly vulnerable to sunlight, therefore wearing a sunscreen is essential to protect the skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Sleeping with your face burrowed in the pillow can leave marks on your face and over time this develops into wrinkles. To avoid this, try sleeping on your back or get yourself a satin pillow case.

Smoking can make you look older than your age and it is bad for the skin. Tobacco smoking most especially gives the skin an unhealthy colour. Cigarette smoke is damaging to the skin. It makes the skin dry and causes wrinkling because it robs the skin of vitamin C.

Fluctuating weight reduces the skin elasticity and gives the skin stretch marks. Your best bet is to maintain a healthy weight. This can be achieved by eating a healthy diet consisting of mostly fruits and vegetables and drinking lots of water to keep the skin hydrated.

Drinking Alcohol can cause damage to the skin. The long term effect of drinking alcohol can damage the blood vessels and give the skin a flushed appearance.

Rubbing on the skin around the eye when using make up makes the skin prone to wrinkling at the corner of the eye (crow’s feet). This is because the skin around this area is very delicate. So when next you are applying your make up, try to do it gently to avoid crow’s feet.

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