10 behaviors that accelerate aging

1.Smoking


smoking deprives the skin of oxygen and can lead to the appearance of fine lines around the mouth as well as deep forehead wrinkles

2.Drinking


while some research has found that moderate alcohol consumption has a protective benefit as well more than one drink a day is associated with a decrease in life span 

3.Tanning


Sun damage is the No. 1 cause of wrinkles, with tanning being particularly harmful. Always apply a moisturizer with SPF to help keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays.

4.Eating too much sugar


While we know that a diet high in sugar isn’t good for our health, it’s also bad for our skin. When you eat sugar, it damages the collagen and elastin in your skin.

5. Going through weight fluctuations


As skin ages, it loses its elasticity, so weight fluctuations can result in loose skin. Try to maintain a steady weight to avoid the appearance of aging.

6.Being too thin/heavy


 Being underweight reduces the natural fats in the facial structure, while too much weight can create poor muscle tone

7.Not eating fruits and vegetables


Fruits and vegetables contain a number of antioxidants that help in the appearance of youthful skin. By not getting in your daily diet, you are speeding the aging.

8.Living with chronic stress


Chronic stress is one of the things that accelerates aging the most, and results in increased facial wrinkles. It also affects the choices we make in diet and exercise,

9.Ignoring depression


depression makes you age faster by accelerating brain shrinkage. Take your mental health seriously and seek treatment for low mood as soon as you notice something’s off.

10.Being antisocial


Studies show that having a strong social network can help ease the aging process. By being antisocial, you’re missing out on the health benefits of friendships.