There isn’t a person on this earth who hasn’t had a bad habit at some point in his or her life. Nail biting, cussing, procrastinating — we’ve all been there. But did you know that even some habits that are usually considered good, can be bad — at least for your appearance? Here are some diet and exercise habits that age you and can cause you to look older than you are.
Diet and Exercise Habits That Age You
You Don’t Lift Weights
While it’s not the most fun exercise, weight-training can actually improve the appearance of your skin. A good muscle tone will firm your skin from the neck down — it’s a natural way of adding volume to your body.
You Have Too Big of a Sweet Tooth
The process your body uses to break down sugar (glycation) can damage the collagen that keeps your skin smooth. If you really need to sweeten up your food or drink, use all-natural stevia instead of sugar, since it doesn’t trigger the glycation process and won’t harm your collagen as much.
You Don’t Drink Enough Water
Drinking an adequate amount of water is essential for keeping your skin hydrated. No amount of moisturizer can replace drinking enough water since hydration starts from within.
You Cut Out Fat Too Much
Sure, it’s a good idea to watch how much fat you eat, but you need at least some in your meals in order to keep a balanced diet. Your skin needs a certain amount fatty acid from food to maintain hydration, and without that, your skin, hair, and nails can become dry and brittle.
For more advice on how to avoid diet and exercise habits that age you, contact the experts at Kessel Dermatology. We only use the best and latest cosmetic injection treatments to give you the younger skin you desire. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 609-890-2600.