Growing old is a privilege that we often take for granted; being able to create and live the kind of life that we’ve always dreamt of is a huge blessing, and one that should be cherished. So what if you have a couple of wrinkles and fine lines to show for the fulfilled and wholesome life that you’ve lived? Instead of being ashamed and conscious, you should embrace them wholeheartedly.
That being said, it’s important to realize that while aging is simply unavoidable, premature aging is not. Infact, according to expert, Jonny Bowden, only about 5 to 20 percent of the aging process has to do with our genes. The rest has to do with how we treat our bodies, which determines whether, like a light switch, we turn the good genes on and the bad genes off". Several extrinsic factors can directly impact our skin and cause it to lose its youthful radiance and shine, making one look years older. On the other hand, skin that is cherished and cared for, can extend its youthfulness, allowing the bearer to look years younger than one’s age.
So what are some skin-aging culprits that one must look out for? We’ll be discussing those in detail along with helpful tips to reclaim your youthful radiance and glow, so keep on reading until the very end.
Skin aging culprits
- Sleeping with makeup on
- Scrubbing excessively
- Direct sun exposure
With the ozone layer depleting fast, sun exposure has become more detrimental than ever before, resulting in the onset of premature aging in the form of sun spots and blemishes as well as wrinkles and fine lines. So whether it’s short trips to the grocery store or just retrieving a package from your mailbox, any kind of direct sun exposure is bad news for the skin. Infact, dermatologists recommend sunscreen even when you’re indoors all day! So don’t skip sunscreen at any cost, and make sure to apply it on your neck, hands and even lips!
- Having an “unhealthy” diet
- Unlimited screen time
So try to ensure that you cut down on unnecessary screen time and instead spend your time doing activities that not only have a positive impact on your body and skin, but also fill up your soul, such as hiking or running.
As we age, our skin loses its youthful glow and begins to show signs of aging. While there is no magic potion that can turn back the clock, there are some habits that one can reform for younger and healthier looking skin. With the right combination of lifestyle changes and anti-aging products, we can ensure that our skin keeps looking youthful for years to come.