Your Skin Doesn't Lie
Anti-aging is a multibillion-dollar business. Creams, serums and lotions all promise to combat the natural decline of protective oils (sebum) as we age. But more important than what we put on our skin are the lifestyle choices we make.
How to look 10 years younger and save some money in the process:
Break up with the sun - Ninety percent of wrinkles are from sun exposure. Only about 10 percent are genetic. Wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 daily. And find some shade!
Quit smoking - Smoking isn’t just bad for your heart and lungs. It causes lip lines, crow’s feet and some skin cancers. It can make infection and scars, including acne scars, more likely too.
Get your ZZZZZs - Your skin repairs itself while you sleep. People who skip their seven to eight hours have more fine lines and uneven coloring, and less skin elasticity. Settle on a position that reduces pressure on your face.
Shut down your sweet tooth - Sugar attacks collagen and elastin, causing wrinkles and sagging. Instead, eat fruits, vegetables and good fats like those found in salmon.