Ageing is a natural process that every living organism goes through. It is an inevitable progression which should be welcomed gracefully. But, there are many factors due to which people tend to age faster than normal and start looking much older than their age. To worsen the scenario, women take refuge in the immense variety of makeup products available in the market to hide the fine lines and wrinkles that adversely affect the skin. There are many common mistakes that we make sometimes ignorantly and sometimes consciously, which progressively accelerate ageing that may not be visible immediately but definitely in the days to come.
These Are HABITS THAT MAKE YOU AGE FASTER
BEING A SOFA SPUD
We all must have some memory from our childhood where we used to get repeatedly rebuked for sitting in front of the TV for hours without blinking. But little did our dear mommies or even we would have realized that we were ageing faster because of spending those long hours in front of the TV. The fact equally applies to people of all ages and studies have proved that sitting in front of the TV for an extended period of time regularly, shortens our life span by a few minutes every day. Shocking, but true it is!
ARE YOU FROWNING?
Frowning makes our facial muscles to move in such a manner that there appears many fine lines on the facial skin because of it. As a result, people who are all the time scowling at something or the other and find it difficult to acknowledge a smile have a hard time fighting the premature signs of ageing.
SLEEPING ON YOUR STOMACH
Another shocker, but yes according to some studies, people who sleep on their bellies with face immersed in the pillow have a tendency to develop wrinkling and fine lines on the facial skin much earlier than people who sleep otherwise. The facial skin gets inconspicuously folded for hours when we sleep faced down. So people, who all love to immerse their head in a pillow every night, try and mend your sleep habits to look younger.
ETERNAL MAKE-UP LOVE
This is bad news for the ladies, but I guess we all know make – up products are loaded with harmful chemicals that are made in such a harmful oil base that they affect the skin condition and cause severe damage to the skin. The skin falls out earlier than normal and leads to very damaging effects which may be permanent.
WHO WEARS A SUNSCREEN?
Many of us skip this product as it is too oily or sticky to wear first of all and may spoil the day make –up as well. But, studies suggest that not wearing proper sunscreen in day light be it rainy or cloudy outside, can lead to uncontrolled UV exposure to the skin. This causes a very rapid ageing process. Not wearing a proper sunscreen is considered to be the number one cause for an accelerated ageing process in human beings by many renowned dermatologists.
DON’T SLEEP ENOUGH
A huge number of people nowadays are suffering from some or the other kind of sleep disorder that is most often related to the insufficient hours of sleep received every day. Not only does it cause more wrinkling, it also increases the levels of stress and anxiety that we have to deal with on a daily basis. At least, six to seven hours of sleep every day is a must for people to avoid any sleep related problem.
CAN’T LEAVE SUGAR
The delicious desserts, and sweetened products that we find so hard to resist are the next in the list of the major culprits. People who have a sweet tooth and end up consuming various sweetened delicacies, develop skin ageing and wrinkling far earlier than normal. The high sugar content in the blood binds with the healthy skin proteins causing the skin to sag a lot earlier. High sugar content also hampers the skin’s elasticity and adversely affects the natural radiant skin texture.
FORGIVE AND FORGET
Forgiving is one of the best virtues of human nature. There is so much to learn and laugh about and just one lifetime to execute. Holding on to old foes and grudges not only accentuate visible signs of premature ageing, but also take the soul away from life.
So people, hold hands, hug each other and move ahead in life leaving behind every grudge that may pull you down physically, mentally or emotionally. A cheerful and forgiving heart will not only prolong your life expectancy but will make it worth living all the more.