If your skin is adding more years to your age, then it’s about time you find out the reasons that is causing your skin to age faster than it should. There are many factors that can cause crow’s feet appearing on your face, and surprisingly enough, our daily habits are one of the contributing factors that make us look the way we are.
If you want to know how you can stay looking fresh and youthful while delaying the ageing process, look out for these signs and try to change your lifestyle.
Dehydration due to sleep deprivation
Insufficient sleep can not only be unhealthy to your body, but is one of the biggest factor why your skin may be looking dull and wrinkly, due to dehydration. When your body is lacking sleep, it can lead to water loss and decreased skin barriers. With good sleep, your body is able to build new cells and rejuvenate your system, making you feel fresh the next day.
Long hot baths
Nothing beats a tiring day than soaking your body in a hot bath. As refreshing as it feels, it might be doing more harm than good to your body, because hot baths removes healthy oil and bacteria from your skin. When you lose the oils from your skin, it gets dry and erodes skin barriers leading to cracked skin. The next time you intent to take a hot bath, be sure to keep it short while only using gentle soaps.
Lack of antioxidants
You skin will age faster if your body lacks vital vitamin intake. Vitamins A, C, E, and potassium are key for healthy skin. To boost vitamin intake, it is recommended to eat more vegetables, especially carrots, squash, tomatoes, and green leafy veggies. If possible, try to cut down caffeine intake and substitute it with green tea instead, which is lauded for its high content of antioxidant.
Lack of protein
When your control your diet and eat less protein, your skin tends to lose its elasticity, which leads to more wrinkles. If your body lacks protein, prevents skin from healing and rebuilding itself. Nowadays you can recover the lack of protein with collagen treatment and skincare, but nothing is more effective than consuming foods rich in protein.
High consumption of red meat
A Dutch study reveals that women who eats more red meat tend to have more wrinkles than those who don’t. More than that, cooking meat and fat over high, dry heat can lead to diabetes. Therefore, try to eat less meat and opt for soups, stews and roasts instead. Including veggies and fruits in your diet for a youthful complexion.