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10 Things That Cause Premature Skin Aging ...

By Fawn

Aging, every woman’s worst nightmare... we try to fight them away withanti aging products and facial exercises. But maybe, just maybe, your lifestyle is what is making you wrinkle. These are the top ten things that cause your skin to age prematurely. At the age of 20, I’m already cutting these things out before I wrinkle!

1 Sun Exposure

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At the end of winter I will admit that I have indulged in the feeling of the warm spring sun on my face. Who hasn’t? Well, that causes your face to wrinkle so watch out! Don’t cut the sunshine out completely but next time put on a good sunscreen or sport that beautiful sun hat you just bought. Everything is good in moderation,so don’t overdo the sunshine!

2 Facial Expressions

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How many times do you remember your parents saying, "Cut that out or your face will freeze that way!" Well, your parents weren't exactly lying. Every time you move that beautiful face, your skin wrinkles a little bit. Most of the time your face bounces back and those little wrinkles disappear once new skin cells grow. Just watch out with the facial exercises, you don’t want to mark up that beautiful mug for a funny face!


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3 Smoking

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Yes, we all know smoking affects your beauty. Not only does this dirty little habit make you ill and make your teeth yellow, now we find out it makes you look older too! It’s an easy enough fix though, try and cut back on the packs. We know it’s difficult but are cigarettes really not being able to put your best face forward? I think not.

4 Sleep

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I know this one sounds a little weird, but really I mean it. We usually dive into our pillows head first after a long day. But, if you sleep in the same position too much, your face will wrinkle that way. So, avoid sleeping on your face and try laying out on your back to slow skin aging. After all, the only thing wrinkles look cute on are Shar Peis.

5 Stress

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We’re women, so I’ll be realistic when I say it’s impossible to eliminate stressout of your life completely. But, in order to save our lovely faces, we should probably relax that little area in the middle of our foreheads. Try to relax, invest in a stress ball, do whatever it takes to keep new wrinkles from forming because that ladies will cause more stress!

6 Lack of Sleep

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There’s really no winning with this sleep thing. It seems like no matter what you do, you wrinkle. Sleep the same way for too long you wrinkle, don’t get enough sleep and you wrinkle. It’s really not fair. But, there is a simple solution. Get a good night sleep and just switch your positions so your face isn’t stuck against that pillow the same way for too long.

7 Alcohol

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So, as fun as it is to drown your sorrows in alcohol, you’ll find that the more you do it, the more you wrinkle. The alcohol puffs out your face and after it wears off, your skin is stretched and wrinkled. Suddenly your best friend Jack Daniels seems like kind of a jerk, he leaves you with a headache and a few more wrinkles in the morning. Not exactly a guy I’d like to hang around with too much! One more reason tocut down on alcohol now!

8 Lack of Moisture

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Dry skinis the worst. It makes you crack, bleed and wrinkle. All because your skin wants a little bit more moisture? Well, it’s important and your skin needs it just like your body needs water. Deprive your skin of moisture too long and it will rebel by wrinkling! So, keep that moisturizer handy and on your face and you’ll avoid all the unpleasant things your skin does without it!

9 Gravity

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This one, we can’t help. The force that keeps on Earth and saves us from floating off into space every second of every day is working against us too. After about 40 to 50 years of working together, it’ll start to pull the skin on your ears, nose and neck down little by little. There’s not much we can do about this one ladies but try and keep that skin tight!

10 Genetics

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Look out for your family and their wrinkles ladies because their stories, might become your own. There isn’t very much we can do about this cause of wrinkles but look out and learn from your families mistakes and successes. Takegood care of your skin and hopefully, you’ll take longer to wrinkle than your great aunts did!

I know that some of these wrinkle causers are a little unfair and that you can’t do much about them! You can’t change your family and unless you become an astronaut you can’t really defy gravity too much. But, you can look out for the things you can control and keep your skin healthy! Sound easy enough right ladies? Got any tips for this young lady to avoid wrinkles? Tell me all about them!

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