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Wellness 10 bad habits that are ageing you

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10 common habits that age you.

play Person looking in the mirror - habits that age you. (Chimp reports)

Ageing is inevitable and if there was a permanent solution for looking 20 when your 60, most people would jump on it.

Unfortunately that solution doesn’t exist but there are other things that you can do or avoid doing to make sure you age gracefully.

1.Smoking

It’s no secret that smoking isn’t so great for your health and one of the effects of smoking is the fact that it makes you look older.

play Man smoking- bad habits that are ageing you. (Houston Defender)

 

Smoking apparently activates enzymes that break down the elasticity of your skin.

2.Excessive drinking

Aside from messing up your liver, excessive consumption of alcohol could lead to the loss of elasticity in your skin.

3.Being angry

Holding on to grudges is not that great of an idea if your trying to maintain your youthfulness.

Being angry can lead to stress, depression having a high blood pressure and everyone which is not only bad for your outward appearance but your mental and emotional health as well.

play Angry man - anger can make you older (Baller Status)

 

All that frowning could lead to some serious wrinkles which aren’t that great for your skin.

4.Too much exposure to the sun

The sun emits ultraviolet rays which can cause premature aging. It is important to always make a point of protecting your skin from the UV rays by applying sun screen lotion.

Sun screen with an SPF between 30 and 50 should do the trick.

5.Lack of enough sleep

Lack of sleep can result in dark bags under your eyes giving you a tired and older look. An adult is supposed to have at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every day.

play Man yawning - everyone needs an everage of about 7-8 hours of sleep (Video Hive)

 

Getting enough sleep not only takes years off your age but also improves productivity for the next day as you won’t be so tired.

6.Taking too much sugar

Sugar molecules reportedly attach themselves to protein fibers in each cell in our body in a process known as glycation which can result in loss of tone, creation of dark circles under the eyes as well as the creation of wrinkles.

7.Stress

play Stressed man - stress can lead to harmful habits like smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol. (Cerebral Lemon)

 

Stress can lead to you indulging in harmful habits such smoking and excessive drinking which contributing to making you age faster.

8.Improper skin care

Your skin needs proper care if you are to maintain any form of youthfulness. There are very many mistakes people make when they are washing their face or taking care of their skin that cause them to look older.

9.Eating bad food for your skin

play Cooked bacon- the food you eat could also be aging you. (Schwan's)

 

The preservatives and sulfides in processed foods such as bacon and sausages are pro inflammatory which basically means that it can speed up your aging process.

10.Not exercising

Exercising helps prevent many diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity or kidney issues which can age you quickly.

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