These Habits Make You Appear Older

Sometimes the best way to look younger is to stop some bad habits
November 18, 2018 Updated: November 18, 2018

6 Habits That Make You Look Older

Smoking: Nicotine is known to speed up the aging process of skin, which means you’ll notice more wrinkles and skin damage. This is because smoking reduces blood flow to the skin, which is necessary for fresh looking skin. Furthermore, smoking can cause teeth to look yellow, which also makes you look older.

Lack of sleep: A good night’s sleep can help us look fresher and help our skin have a healthy glow. Over time, sleep deprivation can reduce our cells ability to regenerate and repair, which can speed up aging of skin. Furthermore, collagen, which is necessary for young looking skin, is produced while we sleep.

Stress: Stress can make you appear older because it can disrupt sleep and mess up your hormones. This can lead to a break out of pimples, and possibly even hives, as your digestion becomes disrupted.

Not washing make-up off: No matter how tired you are, take the time to wipe the make-up off your face. Leaving makeup on clogs your pores, which prevents your skins ability to breathe. Clogged pores contribute to pimples, blackheads, and bumps.

Lack of exercise: Exercise is not only good for your heart and muscles, but it also benefits your skin. This is because exercise boosts blood circulation, and as mentioned, healthy blood circulation can make skin appear younger. Good blood circulation also aids in the removal of waste and toxins, which can contribute to older looking skin.

Poor diet: Eating unhealthy food really does show on your skin, as a poor diet can trigger inflammation of the skin. Try to eat healthy with nutrient-dense foods to support glowing, younger-looking skin.

Mohan Garikiparithi got his degree in medicine from Osmania University (University of Health Sciences). He practiced clinical medicine for over a decade before he shifted his focus to the field of health communications. This article was originally published on