5 Bad Habits that Cause Wrinkles

I am 27 years old, so I would say fairly young, and I might be slightly paranoid about wrinkles. Paranoid, like every time I watch Mad Men I am concerned about how much time Don Draper spends with a scowl on his face. I figure, it’s gotta be easier to prevent them than try to treat them once they are already there.

1. Stop squinting

Do you find yourself squinting when you are reading things far away? Stop it! If you are squinting, consider if you might need glasses or contacts to see better.  Over time constant squinting can cause lines to appear between your brows.

2. Are you scowling?

A while back, I was sitting at my computer and my husband asked what I was reading because I, “looked concerned.” Well, Facebook can be a little disconcerting at times, but what I realized was that I was basically scowling every time I was reading my computer screen. After paying attention to my facial expressions, I was able to notice when I was scowling and learn to relax the muscles to prevent unwanted lines.

3. Wear sunglasses

When you are out in the sun light, wear sun glasses! This falls under the category of squinting. Have the sun glaring in your eyes is going to leave your brow wrinkled from all the squinting. This is a simple fix, wear sunglasses. I recently invested in a good pair of sunglasses for running because I realized I was squinting the entire time.

4. Sleep more

I  know, easier said than done. But it’s important! When you aren’t getting enough sleep, your body creates hormones that break down skin cells. When you get enough rest, your skin remains thick and less likely to wrinkle.

5. SUNSCREEN!

Even if you aren’t spending a day at the beach, wear sunscreen. Where a good sunscreen every day! By adding sunscreen to your daily skin care routine you are preventing sun damage, wrinkles AND skin cancer.

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