10x common, daily things that can cause your skin to age

These 10 daily things can speed up the ageing of your skin

Of course, we want to avoid and prevent wrinkles and ageing skin as much as we can. Genetics, your type of skin and gravity have a big influence on your skin, but did you know there are a lot of common, daily things that are also of influence on the ageing process? You probably didn’t know about these ten things that can age your skin. Luckily, you can do something about them if you want!

Be mindful of these ten daily things and you might be able to counteract the ageing process of your skin at least a little bit.

1. Smiling

If we’re to believe Victoria Beckham, we should stop smiling to prevent wrinkles from appearing. It’s true that the collagen in your skin decreases when it is stretched. And, yes, this does indeed cause wrinkles. So, should we just stop laughing altogether? Of course not! Because laughing helps against stress and stress is also one of the biggest daily factors that can cause your skin to age. Also, laughing is fun and we can’t imagine life without it!

2. Stress

Stress is one of the biggest factors that can cause us to look ten years older. Cortisol is the stress hormone and this can affect the collagen in your skin. This, in turn, causes the capacity of your skin to recover to be less efficient. Laughing a lot will lower your stress levels, so the choice is up to you!

3. Sun

We’re probably not telling you anything new when we say that the sun can really affect your skin. However, did you know that this is true even when you stay in the shade? The rays of sunshine damage your skin and this forms the basis of skin ageing. This doesn’t become visible until after years of sun exposure. That’s why you should protect your skin every day with a day cream with a high UV factor.

4. Food

Apparently, we can make our skin healthy by eating; this is what research conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown. Food products that are good for sun protection (and thus for your skin) are tomatoes, watermelon, carrots, oranges and tuna.

Go to the next page to read about the other daily things that can influence the ageing process of your skin.

Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of specific results and each person’s results may vary.

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