Unless you are a vampire, signs
of ageing are an inevitable part of your life, but how soon you look old
depends on what kind of lifestyle you follow. Looking at your reflection in the
mirror, you perhaps wish to rewind to the time when you were young and
beautiful. Even after using expensive anti-ageing products and eating healthy,
there might be a few elements in your lifestyle that could ruin all your hard
work. Here we reveal some shocking factors that are silently making you older
Drinking From Straws:
you enjoy sipping your cold coffee or juice slowly through a straw? It sure is
easy, convenient and fun but drinking from straw also could add those fine
lines and wrinkles around your mouth as smoking does. Try avoiding those
tempting and colorful straws to keep wrinkles at bay.
Exercise - Too Little or Too
This might sound amusing as we are living in an era where we are
being fed with information that credits exercise for beautiful hair, beautiful
skin and beautiful body. But too much or too little could do exactly the
opposite to you. Too little exercise can increase the risks of obesity, heart
problems and shorten your life span whereas too much exercise can increase the
risks of arthritis and joint pains. You need to stop being lazy and avoid
over-exercise as well, to stay energetic and fresh all day long. "Adequate
Exercise" is what you need to keep in mind to stay young.
Sugar is sweet, but
can leave a bitter impression on your skin and overall health. Eating too much
sugar is clearly bad for your waistline, and is linked with appearance of
wrinkles and other ageing spots on your skin. Hike in sugar levels in your body
a natural biochemical process that harms the collagen
in your skin. Once the collagen is damaged, it normally hardens and causes
wrinkles and sagging.
Soap, you might
think is your skin's best friend when it comes to killing those dirty and bad
germs but actually when it comes to your skin, it is not. Your skin has an acid
layer that is a protective barrier for the skin. Soap is generally alkaline and
when you wash your skin with soap, this protective shield is getting removed
and dries out the skin, eventually causing wrinkles. It is advisable to change
to pH neutral and chemical free cleanser and keep in mind that there is
something called over - cleansing your skin that is equally bad for you.
: Now, you
can blame your boss for those dark spots and dark circles on your face.Job
is very important in life but what if your job is a major factor that is making
you look older? Your job could be the biggest reason for your premature ageing.
Work is one of the biggest sources of stress to many people. Recent studies
reveal that stressful work can increase the risk of heart disease and speed up
cell ageing. Too much time at work could cause too little time to spend on self
such as proper exercise, adequate sleep and proper meals to name some. Try
avoiding stress at workplace to help minimizing damages due to stress and try
to enjoy and relax during weekends.
such as heating and cooling the room are a root cause to accelerate the process
of ageing and can severely cause skin drying and lead to premature ageing and
wrinkles. To help your skin look youthful and fresh, turn down the heating and
start wearing more layers of woolens to keep yourself warm. Keep a glass of
water in the room to increase the amount of humidity in the environment and
apply the right cream on your skin to keep it moisturized.
Listening to Loud Music:
loss is what happens when you are as old as your grandparents but listening to
loud music and not taking proper care of your ears could lead to hearing loss
at a very young age. Listening to loud music on your headphones for an hour could temporarily affect your hearing abilities while some studies say that listening to music in full volume could put you at risk of permanent hearing loss. Instead, read your favorite book, this stimulates activity in the brain and helps keep the mind sharper and younger. Now you wouldn't want that, right?
Your Dirty Pillow Case:
you believe in beauty sleep? Did you know that your beauty sleep could actually
turn you old instead? Pillow covers extract all dirt and oils from your face
and cause acne and pimples on your face. It is necessary to change the pillow
covers every week. Plus, if your cotton pillow covers have imprints and
embroidery, they are also believed to cause fine lines and wrinkles when your
face is pressed on it while sleeping. It is advised to use pillow covers
without any embroidery or to switch to satin pillowcases that create less fine
lines than the cotton ones. Make sure that you sleep clean before you hit the
Diets Low in Fats:
We believe that
cutting out fats helps us stay in shape, but cutting out healthy and good fats
can harm your health instead. These good fats include omega-3 fatty acids
present in fish, olives and nuts that are essential for your young and healthy
look. They help to keep signs of ageing and wrinkles at bay, keep your heart in
good condition, and can even help to increase your lifespan.
We are keeping the most shocking, jaw-dropping ageing
factor in the end to hold your attention. You ever thought your inspiring
chat-shows or the heart-touching movies could spell bad news for your health as
they increase your waistline? Take yourself back to those long TV shows that
made you drool on nachos, and potato chips, those long sleepless nights of
watching movies back to back and not to mention the harm you are doing to your
eyes due to the bright and harmful rays from your TV set. A recent research
shows that each hour of watching TV could reduce 22 minutes of your life, and
increase the risks of Alzheimer's disease.