Most of us know that aging, genetics and laying out in the sun can eventually
give us wrinkles. But what about drinking from water bottles? Surprisingly, even the most mundane daily activities can cause wrinkles. By changing your lifestyle, you may be able to save yourself from developing a few fine lines in the future. Get ready to be shocked by these 6 surprising habits that cause wrinkles.
Sleeping On Your Face
Although all of us need sleep, the way you sleep can cause your skin to develop lines. When you sleep with your face against a pillow, you get sleep lines. These lines fade away when you’re young. But when you sleep like this for years on end, these lines eventually become wrinkles that no longer disappear, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Worst of all, these sleep wrinkles can’t be fixed by Botox.
Solution: Try sleeping on your back instead of on your side. If that doesn’t work, putting tape on your face can prevent the lines from forming, keeping your skin wrinkle-free. Already have sleep lines? Though Botox can’t improve their appearance, fillers can!
If you have a gum addiction, you may not be too happy to hear this: Some cosmetic surgeons have found that patients who chew gum excessively develop wrinkles around their mouths. These wrinkles are caused by the repetitive motion of chewing, which causes the skin around the mouth to fold and eventually cause lines. Additionally, chewing gum after a filler treatment stops the results from lasting as long by dislodging the fillers. This means your wrinkles will come back faster.
Solution: Luckily, unless you chew gum pretty much every day, it shouldn’t cause a wrinkle problem. In fact, chewing gum has been found to be good for stress and concentration. As long as you chew only occasionally, you should be fine. Just try to lay off the gum if you’ve had a recent filler treatment. If you already have lines as a result of your gum-chewing habits, Botox can help make them look a lot better.
Unfortunately, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) found an association between antidepressants and a significantly older appearance. While comparing 186 identical twins, they found that those who took antidepressants had more wrinkles than those who didn’t. They’re not exactly sure why this is the case though. The ASPS suspects that the way the facial muscles regularly relax in people who take antidepressants may cause sagging, which leads to wrinkles.
Solution: If you’ve been prescribed antidepressants and they are working for you, we definitely don’t recommend that you get off of them because of wrinkles. Instead, you can diminish the appearance of these lines with a variety of filler options.
Drinking From Water Bottles
Water is the source of all life. Water bottles, on the other hand, are a different story. Health experts have found that the repetitive motions of drinking from a water bottle can cause deep lines around your mouth, just like chewing gum. Unfortunately, unlike chewing gum, we need to drink water on a regular basis.
Solution: Though they’re convenient, it’s best to ditch classic water bottles for bottles with a wider mouth. When you’re at home, drink out of glasses or mugs. This way you’ll avoid wrinkles in the future. If you’ve developed wrinkles from water bottles already, you can make them less noticeable with Botox and filler treatments.
Not Removing Your Makeup
After a long day, sometimes the last thing you want to do is take off your makeup. But taking 5 minutes to do so can save you a lot of lines in the future. When you sleep in your makeup, your skin is exposed to free radicals that it normally wouldn’t be exposed to, according to experts interviewed by the Huffington Post. These atoms break down collagen in your skin, leading to fine lines.
Solution: Set a reminder on your phone to take off your makeup before you go to bed. Not only will this help to prevent wrinkles, but it’s also a lot better for your skin’s overall health.
Eating Sugary Food
You probably already know that eating food with lots of sugar in it is bad for your health. What you may not know is that it also causes wrinkles. Collagen and elastin, the building blocks of your skin that make it look youthful, are attracted to sugar. When these proteins attach themselves to sugars, they get weaker. When collagen and elastin are weak, so is your skin, leading to wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Solution: Check the ingredients in your food and avoid eating too much sugar. As you cut out excess sugar from your diet, try eating more leafy greens, antioxidants and omega fatty acids. They will keep your skin looking young and fresh for as long as possible.
We hope these solutions to your wrinkle-causing habits help you to develop as little wrinkles as possible. Unfortunately, it’s hard to reverse wrinkles if you already have them. We can help. Botox and fillers have been proven to drastically improve the appearance of your wrinkles, taking years off your face. Feel free to contact us if you’re interested in either of the two treatments.
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