People developed wrinkles at a much tender age and are willing to spend thousands of naira to get rid of them.
Sun exposure is the main cause of wrinkles, most especially for fair-skinned person,Other contributing factors include pollutants, excessive smoking or drinking, dehydration, and some medications and therapies.
Here are the 10 habit that causes it
1. Side Sleeping and Tummy
Getting at least 6-7hours of good quality sleep each day helps you look refreshed and youthful. However, when it comes to wrinkles, along with quality sleep you need to pay attention to your sleeping position.
Beauty experts report that sleeping on your belly or side may cause wrinkles. No matter how soft your pillow is, burrowing your face into your pillow puts pressure on the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin. Over time, this leads to fine lines on your chin, cheeks and forehead.
To prevent sleep lines or wrinkles, sleep on your back. If possible, also use a satin pillowcase.
2.Tedious Facial Expressions
It enhance our communication power, but repeating the same expressions can contribute to premature aging signs like wrinkles and fine lines. Making a particular expression repeatedly can unnecessarily train your facial muscles. Overtime, the muscles lose their flexibility, which results in more prominent lines on the skin.
Any kind of repetitive facial muscle movement will cause wrinkles. You can control certain facial expressions like scrunching, squinting, frowning and pouting that tend to overwork the facial muscles.
More so,avoid pulling and stretching your skin when applying makeup or cleansing. Use a good quality night cream before going to bed to help your skin repair itself while you sleep.
3.Too Much Drinking Of Alcohol
Too much alcohol is not good for your overall health as well as your skin. Alcohol speeds up the process of aging as it depletes the body’s level of vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that helps produce collagen. Lack of collagen contributes to premature aging. Excessive drinking also causes bloated blood vessels that contribute to unsightly varicose veins.
Plus, alcohol acts like a diuretic, which means the more you drink, the more dehydrated your body becomes. This lack of hydration also affects your skin, making it more prone to premature aging signs like wrinkles and fine lines.
To keep your skin supple, taut and looking young, stop drinking. With the help of exercise, acupuncture, yoga, meditation and a healthy diet, you can quit drinking. If required, seek professional help.
Smoking causes heart disease, cancer,infertility, high blood pressure et.al. However, if you are still not motivated to quit smoking, then be prepared to have aging signs at an early age.
Regular smoking exacerbates skin conditions like psoriasis, uneven skin tone, and saggy skin. Moreover, smoking overworks the muscles around your mouth, which can cause deep wrinkles with time. Even if you do not smoke, exposure to second-hand smoke can also irritate your skin.
5. Sleeping with Your Makeup
Hectic and tiring day, most women do not feel like spending time removing their makeup before going to bed. However, you must avoid skipping this ritual as sleeping with makeup on causes significant damage to your skin and accelerates the aging process.
The makeup you wear picks up pollutants and free radicals throughout the day. If not removed before going to bed, it can clog the skin pores and cause the breakdown of collagen fibers.
No matter how tired or busy you are, pamper your skin at night for at least 10 minutes. Remove your makeup, then wash your face with a mild cleanser and apply a moisturizer. Sleeping with a clean face allows your skin to breathe through the night.
6.Long, Hot Showers
A long, hot shower after a tiring day is very relaxing. But unfortunately, the heat can cause many skin problems, including wrinkles. Hot water strips the skin of its natural oils that work as a protective barrier. Without this natural protection, the skin becomes more prone to premature aging.
The best solution is to use lukewarm showers. This will help lock in moisture and is good for your hair, too.
7. Snubbing the Eyes
To prevent wrinkles around the eyes, take extra care of this delicate skin area. Avoid rubbing your eyes with your fingers, which can cause cause wrinkles to form and become permanent over time. It can also rupture the blood vessels beneath your skin and make your dark circles appear more prominent. To get rid of any kind of eye irritation, simply splash cold water on your eyes.
8. Neglecting Neck, Ears and Hands.
Even if you have a flawless, wrinkle-free face, saggy skin around your neck and wrinkly hands can make you look older than your age. To maintain a youthful appearance as you get older, give special attention to your neck, ear and hands.
Scrub your neck, ears and hands thoroughly at least once or twice a week. Apply moisturizer daily to keep your skin hydrated and soften wrinkles. During the cold winter days, apply moisturizer on damp skin when you get out of the shower to lock in moisture.
More so, do not neglect your neck, ears and the backs of your hands when applying sunscreen on your skin
9. Avoid processed and refined foods and sugars as they can cause your skin to age prematurely.
10, Control your stress level as it can leave a mark on your face as well as your overall health.