What Are The Main Causes Of Premature Ageing?

What Are The Main Causes Of Premature Ageing?


If there’s one thing us ladies dread more than anything else, it’s ageing. We live in a world where perfection is important, which means that when it comes to our skin, we always want to ensure that we look our best. While aging is inevitable – at some point your skin will age, there are ways that we can slow down the process. The best way to do that is by ensuring that we don’t put ourselves at risk of premature aging. The question is, what are the main reasons that skin ages prematurely?

Sun damage

Too much sun is one of the main causes of premature ageing. From age spots to wrinkles, women who spend time in the sun without adequate protection are twice as likely to age prematurely. In fact, 70 percent of ageing will depend on how much sun you’ve been exposed to throughout your life. So if you live in a cave and never go out, the chances are you’ll stay looking young for years.

Obviously, not leaving the house isn’t practical. But what you can do is ensure that every time you go out – rain or shine, that you wear sun protection. Many of us don’t know this, but even when it’s cloudy outside, the sun’s UV rays can still cause damage to our skin. Invest in a face cream or foundation that has UV protection in it. So that whenever you leave the house, you’re covered.

Cigarette smoking

If you smoke, the chances are that you’ll start to age between ten and 15 years before non-smokers. Instead of having fine lines and wrinkles appearing in your late thirties and early forties. If you smoke, they’ll appear much sooner. The reason that smokers age quicker than non-smokers is because they have less vitamin C in their blood. Vitamin C is needed for healthy collagen production, without it, the body can not make this substance.

Without collagen, you can wave goodbye to smooth, wrinkle-free skin. The answer: quit smoking. Or, at least, swap to vaping. Studies have shown that vaping e cig liquid, instead of smoking, is much better for your skin and general health, as all it is is flavoured steam. There’s no nasty chemicals that can damage your skin; all you’re breathing in is water.

Not getting enough sleep

Do you struggle to get a good night’s sleep? If you don’t get your sleep problems under control soon, it will start to affect your skin. Unless you want to age prematurely, you need to work out how to get a better night’s sleep. Be it changing your sleep schedule or making your bedroom more comfy it’s important that you make sure you’re getting enough sleep.

The reason sleep is so important for your skin is because when we sleep, our bodies produce a growth hormone that’s needed for cell renewal. The only time our bodies produce it is when we sleep, so if you’re not getting enough sleep, your skin will suffer.

With this advice, you can take the necessary steps to ensure that your skin doesn’t age prematurely. Make a few simple lifestyle changes, and your skin will be healthier and less prone to early aging – what could be better motivation than that?

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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