Winkles are unavoidable as we get older, however, did you know that there are certain causes for certain wrinkles? Some can be caused by bad habits and even your nightly sleeping position! Below are just a few of the causes of wrinkles, and a few tips to prevent or reduce the appearance of them.
Forgetting to Wear Sunscreen
Many of us forget to wear sunscreen, and many times just don’t feel that it is necessary. Well, the truth is, sun damage is one of the number one causes of early wrinkles! Even if you are just riding in your car, it is important to wear sunscreen. If you don’t like the feeling of sunscreen on your face and neck, consider purchasing a foundation or moisturizer that contains a sun protectant.
We all know that smoking speeds up the aging process drastically, but did you know why? According to this mayoclinic.org article, “The nicotine in cigarettes causes narrowing of the blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin. This impairs blood flow to your skin. With less blood flow, your skin doesn't get as much oxygen and important nutrients, such as vitamin A.” When your skin doesn’t get the oxygen and nutrients it needs, it will age much more quickly.
Can’t Keep Off of Your Gadgets
Believe it or not, when you have your head tilted down, sometimes at an angle looking at your tablet or smartphone, it is much more likely for you to develop wrinkles in the upper neck and chin area! Think about it- you’ve got your chin pointed down, and your skin is creasing during this time. After hours of looking at your phone, your are likely to begin to see permanent creases in the skin!
If you are a tummy sleeper this may apply to you. If you consistently sleep on your stomach, with the side of your face pushed against the pillow, this can lead to wrinkles. You know those lines that sometimes appear on your face when you first wake? They may become permanent over years of sleeping the same way. Try adjusting the way you sleep to keep your face free of sleep lines.
It is such a cliche, but “you are what you eat.” When your diet is not well balanced, and you are eating too much fat and sugar, it can lead to premature aging of the skin. “As you metabolize sugar, it initiates an inflammatory process that harms skin cells and turns off your natural defense against skin damage” (livestrong.com).
Even without these habits, aging will set in with time. If you’d like to halt the aging process, try our natural Rejuvenating Face Cream, it rejuvenates and revitalizes tired skin and reduces the appearance of aging in a natural and safe way. With changing your habits and using HeBella Cosmetic’s mastic gum skincare products, you will reduce the aging process drastically.