Ever wondered why an individual may be young by age but physical features say otherwise?

It’s never always about the lotions, face masks, serums, etc. Do you know that certain factors that may be overlooked sometimes can contribute to our physical appearance? They include:

Diet: Research has shown that a diet high in sugar and rich in processed or refined carbohydrates can cause damage to your skin as time goes on.

Alcohol and tobacco use: Excessive alcohol intake tends to cause dehydration. This can cause your skin to sag and over time lose its shape.

Stress and poor sleeping habits: Increased stress levels can trigger an inflammatory response in your body and will also affect your sleeping habits. This could lead to your body aging faster.

Environment: Your skin comes in direct contact with toxins and pollutants in the environment. If you constantly sit in a polluted environment it is sure to tell on your skin.

Lack of physical activity: You don’t have to do any strenuous exercise. Simple tasks like walking, dancing, taking the stairs instead of the elevators can help too.

What can one do about this?

  • Make sure your diet is rich in whole foods, proteins and vegetables which contain beta-carotene, vitamin E.
  • Limit your alcohol in-take and tobacco use.
  • Prioritize sleep time and try to avoid stressful activities.

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