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

5. Sugars

It’s best to avoid food products that contain a lot of sugar if you want to slow down skin ageing. That’s because sugars attach themselves to collagen, among other things, which doesn’t have a positive effect on your skin. Food with a high glycemic index is best avoided as much as possible. What does a ‘high glycemic index’ mean? Foods that have a high glycemic index contain sugars that are absorbed and processed quickly by your body. The low glycemic foods contain slow sugars. Food with a high glycemic index can also increase your level of insulin, which can cause inflammations. The skin reacts to this by showing fine lines.

6. Fats

Good fats are important for healthy skin. If you don’t eat enough good fats, your skin will start to age prematurely.

7. Heat

Wrinkles can also be caused by your heating. You don’t need heating during the summer, of course, but during the winter most people will put their heating on. This isn’t exactly good for your skin. It has a dehydrating effect, which means fine lines will be visible more quickly.

8. Sleep deprivation

During the night, our skin has time to recover. The shorter your night’s rest, the less time your skin has for healing. The result? You’ll get wrinkles sooner. So, make sure you sleep enough if you want good skin!

9. Exhaust fumes

Exhaust fumes contain soot and other nasty substances. German research has shown that exhaust fumes are connected to an increase in pigment spots on foreheads and cheeks of about 20 per cent. You can’t really avoid exhaust fumes, but you can protect your skin by eating a lot of antioxidants. You’ll find this in foods like blueberries and you can also use day creams that contain antioxidants.

10. Alcohol

It’s not a nice thing to hear, of course, but alcohol can speed up the ageing process of your skin. Alcohol dehydrates your skin and that can cause wrinkles. Besides that, alcohol also helps along the breakdown of collagen in your skin.

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

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