I am all about wrinkle prevention. Most of us think that wearing sunscreen and keeping our face moisturized is all it takes, but that isn’t the case! There are quite a few weird habits that can prevent wrinkles and protect your skin. Wrinkles and skin damage are caused by factors that we can and cannot control. Exposure to the sun and smoking are big causes of wrinkles, but a healthy diet, good sleep, moisturizing and sunscreen can protect against wrinkles. Here are some weird habits that help protect your skin from damage and aging.
- Sleeping position: Sleeping on your back is best for your face! Sleeping on either side can cause wrinkles on the sides of your face that you sleep on, and gravity begins to take its course.
- Chocolate: Yep, you heard that right! A little dark chocolate a day can help protect your skin from the negative effects of sun-exposure. The antioxidants naturally found in cocoa are great for your skin.
- Washing your face less often: This may sound weird, but too much cleansing strips your skin of its natural oils and moisture, and those are things that help protect against wrinkles.
- Cutting back on sugar: That second latte of the day may seem harmless, but it is actually causing more harm than good! Excess sugar in our blood stream causes early aging in our skin.
The healthier your habits and the more you protect your skin, the less likely you will be to get those unwanted wrinkles. The earlier you start on prevention the better!