3. You Are Not Getting Enough Sleep
If you’re not getting enough sleep, it will show up in your face. While you are snoozing, your body is hard at work removing toxins and making new cells. Sleep deprivation means your body isn’t getting a chance to make the collagen you need to keep your skin strong and supple. Additionally, lack of sleep throws off the pH balance of your skin, causing dehydration, redness, and discoloration. For a glowing complexion, fewer wrinkles, and bright eyes, allow yourself to get seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Set the stage for a restful night by avoiding alcohol, dimming the lights, and playing soothing music close to bedtime.
2. You Spend Too Much Time with Screens
The lines on your face may be an indicator of too much time spent looking at your phone. There are two ways your smartphone may be causing wrinkles. The first is called the “smartphone squint.” Squinting, frowning, and furrowing your brow while operating your phone can leave behind telltale lines. In addition, the blue glare known as high energy visible (HEV) light given off by your phone can damage your skin as well as your eyes. Look for sunscreens that specifically target HEV light to protect against these rays.
1. You Are Experiencing Stress
Look at before and after pictures of any US president and you will see the effects of stress on the human face. In times of stress, your body produces cortisol, which is part of the fight-or-flight reaction that prepares you to tackle a stressful situation. In addition to raising your blood pressure, cortisol also breaks down collagen. This leaves your skin weak and sagging. The furrowed brow of an anxious mind also can leave behind lines and wrinkles. In times of stress, actively seek out time for relaxation and rest. Keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and eat a healthy diet to protect your skin and help you deal with stress.