Everyone makes mistakes; but there's a type of mistake that's worse than the rest: the repeated mistake.
Many people have unhealthy habits and lifestyles which affect their skin, often without them realising it. The severity of these effects depends on how deep and frequent these habits are.
Among the ones that adversely affect the skin are smoking, environmental pollution, over-exposure to the sun's rays and unhealthy diets-all issues which dermatologists have continuously warned about. Consistently poor lifestyle choices coupled with age hasten the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles on our faces and bodies.
From big lifestyle choices like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption to the lack of healthy skincare habits like moisturising and wearing protective gear when under the sun for long hours, the decisions we make-whether consciously or not-do affect the health of our skin, maybe not immediately but definitely in the long term.
These occur naturally when the collagen, elastic fibres and fatty cells in the skin that keep the skin firm start to thin with age. Overly-dry environments, air pollutants and inflammatory skin diseases contribute unwanted lines and grooves on faces and bodies.
While ageing and external damage are inevitable, the repetition of one or more of the following poor habits can accelerate damage to the skin instead of minimising it:
Small adjustments can actually minimise the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes, just as big lifestyle changes can enhance health and appearance.
Changing old habits or introducing new ones can retard the onslaught of age-related skin changes and lessen the unwanted effects brought on by common and repeated mistakes.