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6 SURPRISING FACTORS THAT ACCELERATE THE PREMATURE AGING OF YOUR SKIN


1. Poor diet

Consumption of highly processed or sugary foods can cause dramatic increases

of the amount of blood sugar and insulin, which can trigger chronic inflammation, level

cell. This inflammation can in turn accelerate the aging of the skin by a process called glycation.


2. Always sleeping on the same side

Sleep is important if you want to look good. Through sleep, the body initiates the process of repair of many tissues, including the skin. But if we sleep on the same side, the skin

it is mechanically wrinkled by deforming the collagen and preventing the circulation in the respective area of the skin and thus wrinkles appear.


3. Depression

Depression also leaves marks on your face. For starters, depressed people can tighten their facial muscles (through grimaces or frowns), and these negative facial expressions leave their mark on the skin in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. Depression associated with elevated cortisol levels can reduce the amount of collagen in the skin and inhibit the skin's ability to repair itself at night. In addition, depressed people do not eat, sleep, exercise or care for their skin as it should, which is reflected in its premature aging.


4. Repeated weight gain and loss

Repeated weight gain and loss can cause the skin to stretch and contract continuously. This influences the elasticity of the skin, leads to stretch marks and makes our skin look older than it actually is.


5. Use of drugs

The use of corticosteroid drugs (for asthma, arthritis, etc.) helps reduce the amount of collagen and elastin in the body, which leads to thinning of the skin and easier breakage of blood vessels. At the same time, certain antibiotics can cause photosensitivity, making the skin very sensitive to sun damage (the appearance of premature wrinkles and changes in its pigmentation).


6. Frequent flight or climbing heights

UV rays are stronger at high altitudes, so we are more exposed to them when we are high, in the mountains or when flying. When we fly, for example, our skin faces two problems: dehydration (generated by the dry air of the plane) and UV rays that penetrate through its windows. The more frequently we fly, the more problematic these factors are for us. This also explains why flight attendants, for example, have an increased risk of melanoma.


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