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  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 12 Apr 2022, 13:25 IST

5 Everyday Habits That Can Accelerate Skin Ageing

There are many activities that we do on a daily basis, either consciously or unwittingly, without realising how they effect our skin.
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  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 12 Apr 2022, 13:25 IST
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A healthy lifestyle may help you not only live longer but also look younger. Most of us want to age gracefully, or at the very least not seem or feel older than we are. You may feel that it is all down to genetics, but it is also possible to obtain with a lot of dedication and excellent habits. Here are some unhealthy behaviours that might hasten the ageing process; avoid them as much as possible for healthy, beautiful skin.

These are fairly normal, everyday actions that we do on purpose or unwittingly without realising how they effect our skin, body, and general health. Every decision you make on a daily basis has the potential to either slow or accelerate your biological age. What we eat, how much we move, our mood, and our personality all have an influence on how quickly we age. However, most of us are unconcerned about the everyday habits of our lives that affect skin ageing.

Some indicators of ageing include wrinkles, muscle loss, poor skin, and weariness. When one notices these concerning indicators, it is natural to worry and seek refuge in anti-aging treatments that claim to reverse the ageing process.

Observing and modifying our everyday behaviours can help to slow down the ageing process and add quality years to our lives.

Washing Face With Warm Water

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The reality is straightforward: washing with hot water is harmful to your skin. It depletes your skin's natural oils. This can cause your skin to dry out, triggering a chain reaction: dry skin equals a damaged moisture barrier, which equals worsened skin troubles.

A hot shower may feel divine, but that doesn't mean it's kind to your skin. There remains no controversy about whether you should wash your face with hot or cold water. You should never wash your face with hot water. Cold water tightens the appearance of your skin, you may appear revitalised and invigorated. It also helps to increase circulation, which can temporarily improve the look of your skin.

Using Soap To Wash Face

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After a long day, everything from contaminants in the air to perspiration from your exercises or residue from your air products ends up on your face. All of that dirt, oil, and dust may accumulate without a thorough cleaning. This might result in skin redness, irritation, breakouts, and ageing.

While many individuals do not consider bar soap to be a good skin cleaner, others swear by it. The answer is dependent on the soap you use. However, most bar soaps aren't designed to be used on your face. They might irritate and dry up your skin.

Sleeping Less

Remember that lack of sleep hastens the ageing process. Growth hormones aid in the regeneration of damaged skin cells during deep sleep. When you don't get enough sleep, your skin's daily breakdown doesn't have a chance to rebuild itself overnight. This can lead to more noticeable signs of ageing over time.

Anti-aging serums and eye creams may be beneficial, but wait 15 to 20 minutes before going to bed to allow these ointments to seep into your skin. This allows them to work rather than simply rubbing off on the pillowcase.

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Not Putting On Enough Sunscreen

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While sunscreen protects against sunburn and skin cancer, it also helps decrease the indications of skin ageing. Using sunscreen every day has been shown to help delay the ageing process of the skin. Sunscreens are intended to protect your skin from the sun by filtering out harmful UV light. They are still the first and greatest line of protection against sun-induced ageing.

One simple way to achieve younger-looking skin is to remember to apply sunscreen every day. Sunscreen not only protected skin from UV radiation, but it also protected skin from some obvious indicators of ageing. 

Sun exposure depletes collagen, which is responsible for keeping the skin smooth and firm. It has the ability to dilate blood vessels, causing the skin to become red. It also makes the dark pigment in the skin more noticeable, giving the skin a blotchy appearance.

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Taking Too Much Stress

If you haven't laughed in a long time, watch the latest episode of The Kapil Sharma Show or download a comedy movie. Inadequate laughter can lead to stress building, which can reduce your body's cells' ability to fight infections. Laughter causes the production of feel-good hormones, which fosters a general sense of well-being. Hormones released by your body in response to stress might cause physiological changes that have a detrimental influence on your skin.

 

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Disclaimer

Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com