You already know that sunscreen and face creams can help you eliminate and prevent wrinkles, but what if that’s not enough? Your everyday activities may actually be destroying your anti-aging attempts. If you are doing any of the following things: stop now. Or forever swear by your face cream.
You love sleeping on your side. It is the only way you can get comfortable, and you will never give it up. But what if this habit is wreaking havoc on your face? Not only is gravity pulling your skin in the wrong direction, you can also absorb wrinkle lines from your pillowcase. Clearly, sleeping on your back is the best solution. However, quality sleep is more important, so if side sleeping is a must, just make sure to use a satin or silk pillowcase.
When your office is cold, it only makes sense that you have a space heater on your desk to keep yourself cozy throughout the day. Unfortunately, this may be causing your wrinkles to appear sooner than you would like. When you are within three feet of a direct heat source, such as your space heater or fireplace, your collagen is slowly breaking down. So move the heat just a tad bit further away to preserve your youthful glow.
They may help you preserve your lipstick, but straws are not helping your preserve your wrinkle-free face. The motion your lips have to make to successfully use a straw causes all kinds of folds and bends that, over time, can lead to permanent indentations. Instead, sip from a glass. In fact, even the form your lips make when drinking out of the small opening of a water bottle can cause unnecessary creases. If you are on the go, use a water bottle with a squirt top so you can avoid the lip puckering.
When you are working up a sweat, you often tense up your neck and jaw in order to lift more weights or push through more reps. However, this stress forces the skin on your face to pull down, which is clearly not what you want. Try to be aware of this issue, and make sure to leave your neck and jaw relaxed, even if your arms and legs are doing the most intense workout of your life.