Internal Bad Habits
Not eating your fruits and vegetables
Antioxidants remain active for only a few hours at a time. It’s recommended to eat antioxidants every four hours or with every meal.
Excessive alcohol consumption can trigger skin condition outbreaks. It can also cause premature wrinkles and exacerbate fine lines.
Not drinking enough water
Drinking at least 80 ounces of water a day is essential for overall health. Dehydration leads to skin issues: dryness, flakiness, premature aging skin.
Leads to skin wrinkling and sagging faster. Skin won’t heal as quickly if it is damaged. Causes dark circles under the eyes, puffiness, and acne.
Eating junk food
Trans fats cause inflammation and premature aging.
Physical Bad Habits
Not sleeping enough
Fewer than 6 hours of sleep can lead to dark bags under the eyes, high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, sallow and aging skin, impaired immune system, decreased focus and compromised memory.
More than 1/3 of American adults don’t get the recommended amount of sleep each night.
Drinking with a straw
Drinking through a straw causes your lips to pucker up and purse, which can lead to premature wrinkles around the mouth.
Watch too much TV
Every hour of television watched, adults cut their life expectancy by 22 minutes.
When you sit for more than 30 minutes at a time, your body deposits sugar into your cells which makes it more likely to be overweight.
Slouching or bad posture
Slouching can cause hunched posture, which can lead to deformity.
Not caring about your eyes
Skin around eyes in thinner than the rest of the skin on your face, so eyes show age faster with wrinkles.
Only exercising when you want to lose weight
People who exercise often and consistently have longer cellular biomarkers, which normally shorten as we age.
Wearing too much makeup
Irritating chemicals in makeup can dry out skin, remove natural skin oils, and cause premature wrinkles and lines in the skin.
Regular, daily application of sunscreen can fight wrinkles and keep skin smooth and resilent.
Blasting music on your headphones
Noise exposure affects millions of Americans.
Can make you feel older by lowering your energy level, feeding depression and mood swings.
Mental Bad Habits
Chronic stress triggers the release of free radicals, the unstable molecules that damage cells and are responsible for aging.
Over time, stress can delay healing, harden your arteries, and shrink areas of your brain involved in learning, memory, and mood.
Not seeing your friends
Friendships can help protect you against obesity, depression, and heart disease.
Holding onto grudges
Leads to weight gain, higher blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, and a higher chance of getting diabetes.
Forgiveness leads to lower blood pressure, less anxiety, less stress and less depression.