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Skin Health

Bad Habits for your Skin - Protect your Collagen

by support@greenfullness.com User

In our daily lives, several habits can accelerate skin aging. By improving these bad habits, you can maintain healthy skin and delay the aging process.

  1. Excessive Sun Exposure
    Too much exposure to UV rays speeds up skin aging. UV rays damage skin DNA, leading to wrinkles and causing freckles and age spots. Prolonged exposure increases the risk of skin cancers, such as melanoma.

  2. Excessive Sugar Intake
    Consuming too much sugar raises blood glucose levels. This glucose binds to proteins, disrupting normal cell structures and causing functional issues, a process known as glycation. The byproducts of glycation are inflammatory substances that damage the body, particularly collagen and elastin in the skin, leading to reduced elasticity and wrinkles.

  3. Overexercising
    Exercise boosts blood circulation, delivering fresh oxygen to skin cells and removing metabolic waste, which keeps the skin healthy. However, excessive exercise can accelerate skin aging. High-intensity workouts for over an hour increase cortisol levels and reactive oxygen species, which can negatively impact the skin.



  4. Lack of Sleep
    During sleep, the skin repairs and regenerates from daily damage. Reduced sleep time deprives the skin of this recovery, increasing oxidative stress and accelerating aging.

  5. Stress
    Stress triggers the adrenal glands to release hormones like cortisol, epinephrine, and testosterone, which can lead to excess oil production and decreased immunity. This results in various skin issues such as psoriasis, cold sores, acne, and eczema. Cortisol, in particular, breaks down collagen, making the skin more prone to wrinkles and dullness from accumulated dead skin cells.

  6. Not Removing Makeup Before Bed
    Thorough cleansing before bed is crucial. Sleeping with makeup on can leave impurities, bacteria, and makeup residues that irritate the skin, clog pores, and cause pimples. After removing makeup, gently wash your face with a rich foam, massaging softly. Avoid harsh rubbing with your palms as it can irritate and dry out the skin, deepening wrinkles.

Bad habits in daily life can accelerate skin aging. Improving these habits and adopting healthy lifestyle practices is key to delaying skin aging.

 

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