You probably already know the basics of skincare and wrinkle prevention: always wear sunscreen, use retinol products at night, and drink plenty of water. Yet, many small habits may be derailing your efforts to prevent wrinkles and other types of skin damage. What’s more, you might not even realize that you’re committing these skincare atrocities! Read on to discover three everyday habits that can cause wrinkles.
Rubbing Your Eyes
As any dermatologist will tell you, the skin around your eyes is very delicate and prone to damage. When you rub your eyes, you run the risk of breaking down the eye area’s collagen and elastin, which can result in wrinkles. If you often rub your eyes when you’re tired, you might want to be more conscious of this and find ways to curb the habit. You might also consider purchasing eye drops for dry eyes or seasonal allergies – two very common instigators of eye rubbing.
Not Enough Sleep
You might think beauty sleep isn’t a real thing, but it is, and a lack of sleep can adversely affect your skin. This is because your sleep cycle is an opportune time for your skin to repair itself, by increasing cell turnover and refreshing your complexion. Don’t just take our word for it – according to one sleep health journal, lack of sleep contributes to hanging eyelids, redder and more swollen eyes, and darker circles under the eyes. Prioritize your sleep for better skin and countless other benefits.
Looking Down at Devices
Are you noticing more “necklace lines” – or faint creases that resemble dainty necklaces – in your neck? Your tech devices may be to blame. Staring down at your phone, tablet, or other electronic devices for hours every day forces you to bend your neck repeatedly. Just as squinting and frowning can cause lines on your face, the persistent motion of your neck bending downward puts tension on the muscle. Try using your devices at eye level to remedy this problem.
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