Thursday, May 19, 2016

Habits That Are Making You Look Years Older

 

  Everyday Habits That Are Making You Look  Years Older 

 

 

 Sure, a glass of wine has some heart-health benefits, but drinking too much alcohol can parch your skin, damage your teeth, and lead to lethargy and cognitive decline.

 This isn't a lecture about skipping sunscreen or smoking (though you should quit doing both!). In fact, it may come as a shock that these  seemingly harmless habits are aging you, big-time.

1. Rubbing your eyes when you're tired or stressed breaks down the collagen and elasticity in the skin, causing premature wrinkles and broken capillaries. Time to let that go; try a cool compress instead.

2. fat-free diet can cause dry skin, hair loss, and brittle nails--not exactly hallmarks of a youthful glow. The good fats found in avocados, nuts, and olive oil are essential to a healthy diet.

3. If you stay up late watching Netflix, it's eventually going to show. A healthy seven or eight hours a night works for most people, but you may need even more as you age.

4. That hot shower may help wake you up, but the scalding water wreaks havoc on your skin and hair, stripping away natural moisture and leading to duller locks and dry, flaky skin.

5.That sweet tooth does more than cause cavities: It means the body has to break down extra sugars, a process called glycation, which damages the collagen that keeps skin smooth and firm.  

6. Many women are strict about a good facial care regimen--and neglect their dry hands, one of the most telltale signs of aging. Make hand lotion a nightly habit, and consider wearing gloves if washing dishes. 

7. Still mad at an old friend? Let it go--hanging on to stale anger can lead to wrinkles, stress, and depression.

8. If you're crazy about your coffee, remember that it acts like a diuretic and leads to dry, washed out skin and stained teeth. Think about cutting back, and remember to load up on water (and to brush) after you sip.

9. Stress increases the hormone cortisol, which can lead to high blood pressure and stubborn belly fat. To combat it, try regular exercise (even if it's just walking) and deep breathing.

 When it Come to hair and makeup, many of us do our best to look younger. but if you're guilty of any of these  habits, you may be sabotaging your efforts

 

 

 

Dark, Heavy Eyeliner

Leave the smoky eye trend to women in their 20s and 30s. Heavy eyeliner can draw attention to your wrinkles, not to mention create the illusion of dark under eye circles (something we all try to avoid!).

Dark Lipsticks

Bright colors and darker shades of lipstick will appear too heavy for thinning lips; they'll also draw attention to the tiny fine lines around the mouth and teeth that are anything less than brilliant white.

Rosy Cheeks

Bright circles of blush on the apples of your cheeks can draw attention to sagging skin; a softer color applied to the highest point on your cheekbones and lifted upward will have a more flattering effect.

Over-Tweezing

Our hair thins naturally as we get older, which is why pale, sparse brows can emphasize your age. One of the fastest ways to appear younger is by using a pencil to fill in your well-shaped brows.

Too Much Concealer or Foundation

Caking on makeup that's meant to conceal flaws can cause tiny lines and wrinkles to appear more defined. Too much flesh-toned powder can also make your face look dry.

Damaged Hair

Yes, short hair can give you a youthful boost, but remember that hair quality matters too. Keep split ends under control with regular trims, and find a moisturizing conditioner that fights frizz.

Baking in the Sun

Sorry, but you knew this one was coming: Long hours spent in the sun don't have the desired effect of creating a youthful glow; instead, they're the number one cause of both wrinkles and skin cancer.


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