GET YOUR ANTI-AGING SKIN FIX: NO PRESCRIPTION OR DOCTOR APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!
Age and poor food choices are not the only culprit of wrinkles and neither are genetics. There are factors that come into play caused by one’s lifestyle and beauty habits that can exacerbate the aging process.
Dr. Mirwat Sami is a Houston Board-certified Ophthalmologist specializing in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She explains that, “It is the skin’s elasticity which prevents unwanted lines and furrows from forming, and keeps skin from sagging. Although wrinkles naturally develop with age, there are bad habits you can break to stop being a skin saboteur.”
Dr. Sami suggests:
DON’T SLEEP ON YOUR SIDE OR STOMACH
You might get a good night’s sleep on your sides and tummy but you’re unnecessarily stressing your skin. Fetal and tummy positions when sleeping cause uneven blood circulation which locks up nourishment, blood, and oxygen on some parts of your body while depriving other body parts, including skin and causing it to become wrinkled. Dr. Sami says that, “Not only do these sleeping positions cause wrinkles, poor blood circulation causes fluids to be stuck around your eyes. This contributes to the formation of eye bags and dark under eye circles that make you look tired and older. Additionally, sleeping on the face or on one side can result in worsening of age-related descent of our features.”
ALWAYS REMOVE MAKEUP AT NIGHT
When you sleep in your makeup, you’re basically asking for wrinkles. The makeup and environmental pollutants you accumulate during the day seep into your pores, breaking down collagen and elastin. This can speed up the aging process and leave you with fine lines and wrinkles
TRY TO LIMIT CENTRAL HEATING
The central heating and air conditioning systems that many of us use at home and at work can severely dry out skin, leading to premature aging and wrinkles. To help keep skin youthful and soft, try turning down the heat. Keeping a glass of water in the room can also increase humidity, while wearing a protective face cream can help relieve dryness.