5 Bad Habits That Speed Up The Aging Process
Smoking, stress, lack of sleep — there are many things that can make us look much older than we actually are. Accordingly, a whole host of products have flooded into the market, promising to make us look younger. Yet most of these skin creams, vitamin products and meditation exercises do little to slow down the aging process.
Thankfully, we don't really need to rely on any "miracle cures" to stay young. If you avoid the following bad habits, wrinkles and lines don't stand a chance.
1. Crash Dieting
Come summer time, everyone is trying to get their beach body ready. But watch out! Forgetting a balanced diet will age you further. Crash dieting can also lead to depression. To be your best self, eat a balanced diet and exercise.
2. Incorrect Sleeping Position
Pressing your face into a pillow isn't a good idea. This can make you look years older than you actually are. Your skin regenerates itself overnight, so try to sleep on your back. That way, your skin can breathe and your face stays young for longer.
3. Bearing Grudges
Life is too short to bear a grudge against somebody. Letting something go and forgiving can save a few wasted years. Forgiveness has a positive effect on the mind and the mental constitution. Other benefits include lower blood pressure, a better mood, less stress and less anxiety.
4. Not Taking Time Out For Yourself
When was the last time you took time out for yourself? Even an hour alone is enough. A daily ritual such as a walk around the block or reading a book keeps you young. Self-satisfaction ensures you stay healthy for longer. It's an important way to prevent aging.
5. Drinking From Straws & Bottles
Your mouth can also get wrinkles. When drinking from a bottle or straw, you're tensing your lips. This leads to wrinkles around the mouth. It's therefore better to drink from a glass.
Now you know the shortcuts to your own personal fountain of youth, there's no need to resort to chemical products or painful surgery. If you stick to our advice, the anti-aging can stay on the supermarket shelf.