Aging happens to everyone and it is entirely unavoidable, but experts have shared that some daily factors could be accelerating the aging process.
Dr. Debra Jaliman, a leading dermatologist, took time to share the negative impact that a variety of surprising factors can have on one's skin. First, she told PopSugar that one's diet is a major influence for maintaining youthful skin. Sugar is particularly harmful. It glycates the collagen and makes it harder. Therefore consuming sugar can weaken the skin's surface. This causes wrinkles and lines, two things that nobody wants on their faces or bodies.
Dr. Jaliman also shared that alcohol can accelerate aging at an alarming rate. Alcohol is a major contributor to dehydration, and the skin is not exempt from dehydration. The more that the skin is dehydrated, the faster it will show signs of aging like sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. Also, blood vessels in the skin may become dilated from alcohol consumption causing redness in the skin.
While diet is extremely important for proper skin care, environmental factors also have a large impact. Cells in the skin regrow overnight, and that means getting the proper amount of rest is beneficial. But, what one is sleeping on can be equally as important as the amount of sleep that they are getting. Satin pillowcases are comfortable and they also protect the skin from possible scratching and pulling.
Walking to work through polluted city streets may also be doing some severe damage to the skin, according to Dr. Jaliman. The dirt, grime, and debris in the air land on the skin, if it is not cleaned properly at the end of each day, the effects of these pollutants will continue to harm the skin throughout the night. Exfoliating the skin nightly with products full of antioxidants can help fight the damaging effects of pollution.
The final two factors that were discussed by Dr. Jaliman are not really surprising because they are talked but all the time. However, they will speed up the aging process dramatically. Smoking and sunbathing are bad for one's health and are detrimental to the aging process. Everyone should do their best to avoid both of these things at all costs. Most people love to sunbath but protective sunscreen should be worn at all times to prevent burns and the harmful effects of the sun.